To understand reality is not the same as to know about outward events. It is to perceive the essential nature of things. The best-informed man is not necessarily the wisest. Indeed there is a danger that precisely in the multiplicity of his knowledge he will lose sight of what is essential. But on the other hand, knowledge of an apparently trivial detail quite often makes it possible to see into the depth of things. And so the wise man will seek to acquire the best possible knowledge about events, but always without becoming dependent upon this knowledge. To recognize the significant in the factual is wisdom. Dietrich Bonhoeffer:


Life is a train of moods like a string of beads; and as we pass through them they prove to be many colored lenses, which paint the world their own hue, and each shows us only what lies in its own focus.---RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.---ABRAHAM LINCOLN
There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state to another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. We must have felt what it is to die, that we may appreciate the enjoyments of life.---ALEXANDRE DUMAS
“It is not because the truth is too difficult to see that we make mistakes... we make mistakes because the easiest and most comfortable course for us is to seek insight where it accords with our emotions - especially selfish ones" --- Alexander Solzhenitsyn quotes (Russian novelist, Nobel Prize for Literature (1970), b.1918)
“Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself.” ---Kahlil Gibran

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Family and its WHOLENESS

I believe in fundamentals and how these affect a person's perspective in his concerns and doings. These fundamentals could be deadly or of love and respect for self and the rest a person deals with in his living.  And if this basic is rooted in the other direction which is of lacking strength and right knowledge, it's never a surprised when time comes one gets torn apart and totally messed up.

I'm not speaking of absolute perfection, just setting things light and it is a fact that this world has its degrees of circumstances which generally we are in control affecting our decisions and our ropes when some  things aren't working well.

We are born and raise in a family. Our family is the very first direction we go after and where we seek love and protection. When it is broken and crashed, it's never easy to replace these  essential basics that we do get from our respective families. So true, families have their shares of ups and downs, however the love and connection we get first from our very own parents and siblings are irretrievable. This love is the  foundation of our being which greatly affects how we see the world and so we accord with society (social norms) in general. It's a fact we get hurt when things go wrong yet it never concludes that these rare  issues  outdo the joy and  fulfillment  that  we achieve from the very fundamental subsistence of having a family.

A family is never made of a single person. It is of different persons of distinctive roles  and responsibilities. The variance makes it complete, ideal, natural and impeccable. When  ruled by selfishness and pride over the needs and protection of the other members, there the problems arise. But then, greed is never permanent, it appears in weakness and lacking fundamentals of love and morals adding education on after effects and strong sensitivity to whose lives and living  be affected. One can decide when these poisons of both greed and pride have to end. And the finality is never on setting people apart,  but of  UNITY despite the odds.

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