If Your Compassion Does Not Include Yourself, It Is Incomplete – Buddha — The Seeds 4 Life

In life, there will be times of failure, and times of regret. Times of frustration, and times of worry. Moments of insecurity and inadequacy plague even the most confident among us. We will all experience some level of self-doubt and self-criticism, and this is what makes the practice of self-compassion so vitally important. Today, rather…

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Peru For 40

Today I began to plan, along with my best friend, our trip to Peru for our 40th birthday.  We have been talking about doing this trip for twenty years & we are determined to make it a reality.

So I’m looking for a little help.  Anyone who has been to Peru & seen the sites: do you have any suggestions for lodging, itineraries, etc…?  If you do, please let me know in the comment form below.  Or if you simply want to share your travel stories.

There Are No Educators

As a thinker, one should only think of self-education.  The education of youth by others is either an experiment, conducted on one yet unknown and unknowable, or a leveling on principle, to make the new character, whatever it may be, conform to the habits and cutoms that prevail: in both cases, therefore, something unworthy of the thinker – the work of parents and teachers, whom an audaciously honest person has called nos ennemis naturels.

One day, when in the opinion of the world one has long been educated, one discovers onself: that is where the task of the thinker begins; now the time has come to invoke his aid – not as an educator but as one who has educated himself and thus has experience.

Friedrich Nietzsche
from The Wanderer And His Shadow

Identity, Fear & Choice… (Re-Blog)

As our modern times become increasingly uncertain, identity crises become a prominent feature in our lives. The collective moral obligations that once provided a sense of security and predictability have turned into lines drawn in the sand by individuals, constantly washed away by the tides of our fluid times, clearing the slate for us to […]

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Simple Pleasures

Simple pleasures in life make the big difference.  Take, for example, my first bike ride with my son last night around our little town.  It was good exercise, we enjoyed the ride & the weather was perfect.  We saw a few of our neighbours along the way.  We spotted some amazing wild animals (including a bald eagle pearched atop a birch tree overlooking the small waterfall located down the road from our house).  And it is a memory we can cherish forever.

So take the time to slow down, do something you like to do with a friend or a loved one.  Enjoy the moments – the simplicity of life at a particular time.  And cherish the memories it creates.

Tell me about some of your own simple pleasures in life.  Leave me a comment below & let me know how you enjoy those simpler times & the memories you’ve created.  Until next time…