One Liners and Quotes I love

From time to time I’ll stumble upon a sequence of words that resonate with me, this is a list of some of them…

True honesty is only possible when it is unconditional. The truth is only the truth when it is given as a gift. Speak the truth not based on the outcome. What’s important is you expressing the truth, not the result.

Know what you want, so you can recognise it when it’s in front of you.

The virtuous worry about their integrity, lesser humans about their reputation.

Remembering you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. There’s no reason not to follow your heart.

Everyone wants the truth but there are very few who are willing to give it.

The world is full of lonely people waiting for other people to make the first move.

At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet. – Plato

It takes a long time to grow an old friend

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
– Aristotle

Perspective, Change and Awareness

Perspective, Change and Awareness

Take a second and think of a time where your worldview differed to your current worldview. Now think about 5 years before then, and for the older folk, even 5 years before then.

Notice something? It’s a cycle of changing perspective, mostly due to fluctuating levels of awareness. If you’re like me you’ll notice something else – your old worldview seems outdated now and you may even find it laughable at how little awareness you had back then. Perhaps one day I’ll approach this very post with the same mind-set, repeating the exact process I have just described above and i’ll laugh at how little I knew and how naive my perspective was.

It seems as though this pattern repeats itself over and over again. You gain more awareness, modifying your perspective, leading one to assume their old worldview/perspective was wrong and how their new one is correct. The caveat here is that although ones worldview may be somewhat broader than before – it’s still limited. Not to mention the obvious bias you’ll have towards your current perspective.

Change in perspective is normal and gaining greater awareness is admirable but I can assure you that a revelation/new found awareness is not the ultimate wisdom in the universe. The key take away here is to always be aware of the limitations a perspective has – all of them.