figured out. Highlights only key meaningful points.
Philosophies behind these - What works and what doesn't.
(Discusses but does not endorse religion andor the "woo-woo" unproven
explanations people make up to explain what they don't understand.)
Helen Keller to...
From the Relationship section, under Communication:
Perception - A key area to learn, as people can act or react from
perceptions that are not real!!! What a waste!!! - See the definition of
Interpreting It - See also Philosophies of "Self-Improvement", "Success",
reinterpreting so it is useful.
There is much useful wisdom to be found if we eliminate the
"easily misinterpretable" and/or hard to understand "metaphors",
"symbols", "magic", etc.
There are many "disciplines", including religions, which are collections of philosophical view points, most of which lead to the same conclusion. An interesting study which ties together five principles a week for 48 weeks is the sweet and to the point book Wisdom From World Religions, Sir John Templeton - ignore the religious parts and you'll see so much wisdom tied together - a rarely valuable work. See the pieces where we explain how to alternatively view the language and beliefs in the "spiritual" or "religion realm, in order to glean the greater message.
BUDDHISM - A special section has been started that addresses Buddhism, including a "re-write" of the ideas so that they are more understandable and so you don't have to interpret and study
everything so hard to come up with a few ideas of what works and how to apply it. It is much
easier and more effective than you think - and you don't have to meditate for many years or go
into deprivation or isolation. Buddha, instead, recommended going "the middle way", with
balance - you'll see.
This seems to be the most effective, reality-based system to use.
the basis of living a life without suffering.
mind, not requiring one to reach Nirvana, but profound nonetheless.
"three jewels" (the foundational pillars), the four noble truths, the eight-fold path, and
some of the other pieces - doing this test helps one to establish some more pillars
for one's own life philosphy, which will help one increase the strength of the
foundational philosophy upon which the quality of your life will be determined.
Philosophies of LEADING PHILOSOPHERS
Philosophies of POLITICS AND MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE
The Side I Am On - What works, what benefits mankind, what gets in the way of results in
politics, in the world, in what we do. Will you stand with me on this?
Ecology and saving the world for the next generation
The Story of Stuff - A brilliantly simple and to the point video of what acquiring stuff really
does to the environment and how we miss the total effect. Enjoy.
Philosophies of "SELF-IMPROVEMENT", "SUCCESS"
See Success; and things like The Secret and philosophies of success versus what actually works!
puts religion in a separate category and excludes but discusses the "woo-woo" unproven
explanations people make up to explain what they don't understand.
Religious (Overlaps with Spiritual, but one need not be religious to be spiritual)
it is well worth it to ignore that part and use the great wisdom imbedded in much of it.
Includes a section called Fabrications Of God And Spiritual Explanations.
meaning in order to utilize the wisdom that can be derived, while still being self-
PHILOSOPHICALLY POWERFUL QUOTES/POEMS/SAYINGS
our great capability and encourages us to live a "large" life. This piece is one of the
pieces you might want to read fairly often, so you might insert it into a notebook, such as
the ones suggested under Lifebooks, on the master navigation bar. (He quoted from
Marianne Williamson, the actual author.)
The Path To ENLIGHTENMENT
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