Browsing All Posts filed under »Words of Wisdom«

The Daily Miracle

March 4, 2011

0

“People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the […]

Breaking Cultural Molds

August 31, 2010

0

“Bad habits are like chains too light to feel until they are too heavy to carry.” -Warren Buffet I was having a conversation with my sister about the influences our environment and Mexican culture have on our lives.  It came up when we were talking about our exercise habits or lack of them.  The sad […]

Materialism

August 17, 2010

0

“Western nations are groaning today under the heel of the monster god materialism. Their moral growth has become stunted. They measure growth in dollars….American wealth has become a standard, rather than truth, kindness, generosity, love, sensitivity, and sharing the experiences of life freely and fully.” -Mahatma Gandhi

Reduction

August 16, 2010

1

“Although I never imagined that material wealth alone could ever overcome suffering, still, looking towards the developed world from Tibet — a country then as now very poor in this respect — I must admit that I thought it would go further towards doing so than is the case. I expected that, with physical suffering […]

Information Age

August 16, 2010

0

“What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients.  Hence, a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it.” -Herbert Simon