Tag Archive: Philosophy

The Life Dialectic 

Philosophy; it doesn’t have all answers.  In fact it doesn’t have any answers.  I mean depending on our interpretation of truth what even is an answer?  An act of mental masturbation by some,… Continue reading

Some Automatic Writing

I was reading about Plato’s view on beauty and aesthetics and felt inspired to write this.  It basically happened to my brain more than it was a consious act of writing. To use… Continue reading

Lao Tzu – Spontaneous Life

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like. Lao Tzu

Happiness

Happiness, it’s a weird one.  Something long hunted, but always found so very close to home.  Literally in us.  So simple it can seem impossible.  Indeed, the first version of this had a… Continue reading

Socrates – Wealth, Goodness and the Soul

I spend all my time going about trying to persuade you, young and old, to make your first and chief concern not for your bodies nor for your possessions, but for the highest… Continue reading

Aristotle – An Educated Mind And The Measures Of Living

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not breaths; in feelings, not in figures… Continue reading

Erasmus – What Happiness Is

Happiness is reached when a person is ready to be what he is Desiderius Erasmus  

Mr Miagi

This is a tribute to my Chinese Medicine practitioner Dr Chen, affectionately known as Mr Miagi. The bell rings As the door opens That mingled herb fragrance To the nostrils clings And you’re… Continue reading

Confucius – A Good Day and The Value of Joy

1.4 Master Zeng [Zengzi] said, “Every day I examine myself on three points.  When I worked to benefit someone else, did I do my best?  In my relationship with my friends, did I… Continue reading

Death’s Transitory Gift

The third aspect of the tragic triad concerns death.  But it concerns life as well, for at any time each of the moments of which life consists is dying, and that moment will… Continue reading