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

Tuesday, February 28, 2012


I woke up with a stomach ache today and in a second I  was worried as this was a big day for me. I had a schedule later in the afternoon and that I needed to project and do my best for it.  I managed to get out, it was pretty hot today I was sweating I could feel my back was soak. I went to Union Mall for lunch and took the time to relax.

It's kinda amazing seems the people I met awhile back were all nice. It's rare to see strangers smiling at you here in Thailand but I got lots of them today. I noticed though that they aren't Thai. Anyway, I headed to my appointment and I was fascinated on the kindness the people shared. Seems the people in the place are happy and contented with what they are doing. I could feel the warmth and the joy deep inside their hearts.

I did my work well, I was satisfied how  I delivered my task despite my stomach ache. I went to Central Lat Phrao after to reward myself for a job well done. Sets of earrings from Forever 21. :) I had Krispy Kreme sprinkles by the evening and it  caused my migraine attack tonight I suspect. Nonetheless, this has been a great day, just pleasing. ;)

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