In Praise of suffering
Knowledge by suffering entereth,and life is perfected by death. Elizabeth Barrett Browning, A Vision of Poets Often we recoil from suffering. We seek to eliminate it from our lives through elimination of risks, by taking opiates, and avoidance. While we should continually seek to eliminate suffering and its causes in this world, we cannot eliminate…
the samurai wisdom of miyamoto musashi
Musashi’s Book of Five Rings Contains Secret Samurai Wisdom
A warrior has the courage to face and learn from failure.
To Strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield
I’m getting ready for a trial and need to be brief, but I did want to share a quote from a poem that has always resonated me. While I do read a lot of non-fiction, I find that some of the greatest truths come from prose and poetry. One of the poems that always has…
What is Purpose?
I’ve read and thought widely and deeply (you can be the judge on how successfully) on how one can live their best life. This pursuit seems important now when we seem to be focused on so many of the wrong things. We seem consumed as a society by division, tribalism, materialism, and distraction. Our world…