“Milton wrote, ‘Good, the more communicated, more abundant grows.’ Other philosophers have expressed the same concept more or less this way: ‘That which we pay attention to, expands.’”
As we approach a new year we all ought to consider following our passions, living our passions. Life is too short to do otherwise. It is our life to live. Are we allowing others to live it for us?
Today John White wrote an op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal about his campaign to have the Medal of Honor awarded to George Washington. He gives examples of how the father of our country was not only a commanding leader and brilliant statesman, but was also one of the bravest soldiers in American history.
The religionists are the enemies of liberty, and the friends of liberty attack religion; the high-minded and the noble advocate bondage, and the meanest and the most servile preach independence; honest and enlightened citizens are opposed to all progress, while men without patriotism and without principle put themselves forward as the apostles of civilization and intelligence.
There is currently, for the first time ever, a couple in the process of being made saints. The French intellectual married couple, Jacques and Raissa Maritain are currently in the beatification process.
A couple of weeks ago I sat with a good friend on his birthday. It was a relaxing Saturday morning in a nice Italian coffee shop. Within the space of two cappuccinos we had solved a few of the world’s problems (that was the easy part) and had come to note a few maxims to live by as we went out into the world caffeine-enriched.
In 1997, Don Miguel Ruiz came out with a wonderful book that is now a classic in self help literature, The Four Agreements. These agreements are based upon ancient Toltec wisdom. They are a code of conduct to live lives of freedom, happiness and love.
Love is all there is! Period! Time to do an assessment. Time to LOVE in every aspect of our lives.
Life is a dream. In itself it is nothing…until we make it something. Create a life of love.
Every so often (perhaps yearly) we should explore the darkness and hidden cracks and crevices of our subconscious minds. A spring cleaning, if you will…