The Voice of the Nameless

From The Ancient Sage by Alfred Tennyson A thousand summers ere the time of Christ From out his ancient city came a Seer Whom one that loved, and honour’d him, and yet Was no disciple, richly garb’d, but worn From wasteful living, follow’d—in his hand A scroll of verse—till that old man before A cavern whence an affluent …

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Personal Responsibility

You've probably come across the idea in your life that "everything happens for a reason." People usually make this point known when they are suffering an ill of some unknown origin or counseling another who is moving through a difficult situation. Some say of the god they claim to worship, "God gave me this because …

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Truth and Reason

"I was bold in the pursuit of knowledge, never fearing to follow truth and reason to whatever results they led, and bearding every authority which stood in their way." ~ Thomas Jefferson Every man, woman and child is called to make acquaintance with truth while navigating the river of life. Some scarcely have the opportunity …

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Be Ye Therefore Perfect. Seriously? Seriously.

My youngest son (4 years old) passed the weight test to climb the 24 foot rock wall at the Atlanta Zoo (40 lb. minimum) the day before yesterday and he made a bee line for the top, rang the bell and belayed down. He never hesitated, he remained focused on the goal and he never …

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Inspired Leaders, Inspired Organizations ask and answer “why?”

What do you believe in? What do you believe about the world? What is important to you? What matters? If you are clear on what you believe in, the rest is just details. If you are clear on what you believe in, you will find others who inspire you to strengthen your resolve. If you are clear on what you believe in, you are much less likely to be distracted by extraneous compulsions.

Joan of Arc on Living by Gregg Hake

Whatever your core beliefs, your life will tend to take shape according to their outline. The envelope of possiblity for your life is established by your convictions. You can't think you're way into a great life, but your fundamental beliefs do provide the platform upon which your character is built of from which your life expression proceeds. Never underestimate the value of a solid foundation.