True Philosophy

At one and the same time we must philosophize, laugh, and manage our household and other business, while never ceasing to proclaim the words of true philosophy.” – Epicurus

What is your philosophy of living, the glowing embers of your spirit which warm your body, mind and heart? Have you taken time to articulate it, to share it in words and deeds with your fellows? I have mine and others have theirs, but what, dear friend, is yours?

You cannot accept the philosophy of another and truly live, even if his philosophy is true. You must uncloak your own through every thought, word and deed.

4 thoughts on “True Philosophy

  • I’ve come to realize that this is one of the examples of our deeds speaking so loudly that our words can not be heard. I’ve had the experience to have an innocent comment that was made to me about myself, at times, reveal something that made me realize my philosophy was more enlightened then my actions. My philosophy has evolved as my understanding of purpose has and the crux is to make sure my living reflects that.

  • It is relatively easy to be noble in thought, but as Lady Leo says the crux of the matter is to have our living reflect our noble thoughts. This in my experience requires constant vigilance and self examination.

  • I suppose we each develop a philosophy, based on what we perceive as verities, but perhaps also conditioned by prejudices and wishes. It seems also that philosophies are one part conscious and typically several parts unconscious – often inherited or developed to shield and protect one from a dangerous and seemingly random world.

    I appreciate the opportunity to examine my philosophy, both now and on a regular basis, and to receive the comments of circumstances and other people that may either confirm or question the tenets of that philosophy. It can only be to the degree that a philosophy is aligned to the truth that it has much, if any, meaning!

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