November 19, 2011
Moment of Zen: Reflection
A healthy social life is found only, when in the mirror of each soul the whole community finds its reflection, and when in the whole community the virtue of each one is living.
A little reflection will show us that every belief, even the simplest and most fundamental, goes beyond experience when regarded as a guide to our actions.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.
I began my life in the South and for five years lived as a closeted teacher, but am now making a new life for myself as an oral historian in New England. I think my life will work out the way it was always meant to be. That doesn't mean there won't be ups and downs; that's all part of life. It means I just have to be patient. I feel like October 7, 2015 is my new birthday. It's a beginning filled with great hope. It's a second chance to live my life…not anyone else's.
My profile picture is "David and Me," 2001 painting by artist Steve Walker. It happens to be one of my favorite modern gay art pieces.
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November 19th, 2011 at 11:19 am
Nice way to start Saturday morning. Thanks!Peace <3Jay
November 19th, 2011 at 11:39 am
November 19th, 2011 at 8:18 pm
Good thoughts and life instructions, all.
November 20th, 2011 at 6:05 am
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November 20th, 2011 at 6:07 am
Nice quotes. I really like all three, but the third one in particular.
November 21st, 2011 at 9:08 am
I like that reflection :-}
September 22nd, 2012 at 12:17 pm
i love his nipples