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

Monday, December 31, 2012

Been away and now I'm back before the year ends. :)

Time check: It's 11:14  on my laptop. It's been awhile since I've written in here. 2012 didn't start right for me, even 2011 was cruel I should say. Nonetheless guess this year ends with a bang as I'm writing this very moment in my home in Cebu.  Yes, I've finally spent Christmas and New Year here after six years!  :)

I was of course delighted to make it this time, nothing beats spending time with loved ones in times like this and truly that's the meaning of the season. At least for me. Though my time here is limited as I'm back to work in days or so at least I'm savoring the moment as this is important to me.

I wonder what 2013 will bring but as often heard, it's a new start, of writing another chapter of our lives  the reason why it is called ---New Year. :)

Happy New Year to everyone and as the name speaks, hope 2013 is a year of more happiness and joy to all. :)

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