Realities Created, Maintained and Destroyed, WHILE-U-WAIT!

Monday, December 20, 2004

Things I have found to be True

(So Far)


The moment you think you have to be "right" you have stopped learning.


Confusion is the mother of discovery.


The single greatest cause of death for males between the ages of 14 and 40 is Pride and Ego.


No one can lie to you like you.


Attention is the coin with which you purchase knowledge, love is the coin with which you purchase wisdom.


Evil springs from seeing people as things.
(thank you Terry Pratchett for that one)


"If you have no teacher you have the Devil as your teacher. "
This does not mean that you have to have a formal "teacher" it means that if you see yourself as the "highest authority" then you will fall prey to the burden of omniscience and you will lose the truth, because the truth often comes from others and will often contradict what you think you know. Being able to accept outside feedback is essential to personal development.


Some seek to learn the Warrior's craft by practicing skills and techniques, others by the cultivation of strength and endurance. Some will attempt to attain to the Way of the Warrior by developing "chi" or through meditative practice. The Way of the Warrior is truly found in freeing oneself from all of these things.


Whenever someone gives you just two choices immediately look for a third. (And keep an eye on the fellow, he is up to something) .


Love is behavior.


Humility is the warrior's shield, his sword is good manners.



Kindness to people who you have no need to be kind to is a mark of moral maturity.



From my Grandfather;
"If you want to know the truth about someone don't listen to what they say, watch what they do."


Also from my Grandfather;
"Learn from the snake. The snake cannot work against it own breath."



Your Way it the Way (for you) but you will never discover your Way until you take your life back from your ego.


"It is better to teach one person to read than it is to say a thousand prayers"
The Prophet Muhammad



Man only begins to mature when he interacts with Woman as an equal.


The most difficult thing for a human to do is to see what is really there, we love our illusions too much.


Most of human behavior is mechanical in nature, nothing more that pre-programmed stimulus/response routines. Most of the rest of human behavior is the lies we tell to keep this first fact from ourselves.

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1 comment:

Jason said...

"...because the truth often comes from others and will often contradict what you think you know. Being able to accept outside feedback is essential to personal development."

This advice really rings true to me right now. I learned so things about myself from my wife over the last couple days. May Allah bless her and reward her for her struggle to make me a better person.