Sunday, December 18, 2011

Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.


--Bertrand Russell

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Code Red

Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth; when perfect sincerity is expected, perfect freedom must be allowed; nor has anyone who is apt to be angry when he hears the truth any cause to wonder that he does not hear it.

--Publius Cornelius Tacitus

Monday, December 12, 2011

The Unwelcome Guest

When we can't seem to find clarity no matter what we do, there is likely a fundamental truth we have been unwilling to examine honestly. Accepting and embracing things as they are is the only path to true clarity.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Truth, Halved

Ignoring a compelling part of a complex situation adds confusion and impedes one's ability to arrive at the right decision.

Friday, December 09, 2011

The Quiet Helpers

Emotions are almost always seen as bad, as things that need to be set aside in favor of reason. Yet there is something objective behind every emotion; a perspective that needs to be considered, a story that begs to be heard, a need that is fighting for air, a fear that needs to be overcome. Rather than striking down our emotions with reason, we should use our faculties to examine our emotions and listen to what they're trying to tell us.

Sunday, December 04, 2011

By Definition

In the absence of all meaningful expression, love is meaningless.