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Philosophical ideas to get through hard times

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Dawn22 Mon 16-Mar-20 19:14:26

I would like to start a thread about what we can learn from the old stoics and philosophers and there is much to know about there take on life and then how we can apply that to 21st living.

I liked this so here goes

An old Cherokee was teaching his grandson about life.
"A fight is going on inside me" he said to the boys. It is a fight between two wolves. One has anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, self-pity, guilt, lies and ego."
He continued; "The other is good- he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, kindness, empathy, truth, compassion and faith.
"The same fight is going on inside you too Grandson - and inside every other person too."
The Grandson looked and asked "Which wolf will win?"
The old Cherokee simply replied "The one you feed".

Hope this message helps.

Fennel Sun 08-Nov-20 11:57:32

Gam zu l'tova - even this is for the good. Old hebrew saying.
But it's hard to find what's for the best in this pandemic.

Gossamerbeynon1945 Sun 08-Nov-20 14:30:29

When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time. Peolple know themselves much better than you do. That's why it's important to stop expecting them to be something other than who they are.

Maya Anjelou

Dawn22 Mon 24-May-21 20:30:16

Let your life unfold.
- Maureen up the road.
Sleep the sleep of the just. Anon

Dawn22 Tue 26-Oct-21 22:17:29

"Insists that we forever begin".

- Brendan Kennelly 1936-2021

Last line of his epic poem Begin.

Sleep the sleep of the just.

Allsorts Mon 08-Nov-21 07:29:09

Everything passes.

Ro60 Mon 08-Nov-21 09:11:28

There's a tale of someone taking some flour? to the monastery & how it's passed though the community & all the knock on effects spreading joy & happiness but I can't find it?

Anyone help here?

Ro60 Mon 08-Nov-21 09:28:21

The wings of hope carry us high; if nothing ever changes there'd be no butterflies.

trisher Mon 08-Nov-21 10:18:29

I'm with the Irish prayer this morning
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.