Category: Quotes

The Golden Rule in Life

The Golden Rule in Life

The golden rule, according to many religions/cultures, is profoundly simple.   Christianity: “You shall love your neighbour as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.” (Gospel of Matthew 22, 36-40).   Buddhism: “Whatever is disagreeable to yourself, do not do unto others” (The Buddha, Udana-Varga 5.18).   In a famous …

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WHY DID YOU MARRY YOUR SPOUSE?

WHY DID YOU MARRY YOUR SPOUSE?

The state the world is in right now is perfect for self-reflection.   In the UK domestic abuse has increased. People have murdered their spouses and committed suicide due to the fear caused by COVID-19 pandemic.   Time for Truth!   Returning to a value I admire in others and embrace above anything else, I …

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I believe I have the right to…

I believe I have the right to…

I believe I have the right to think and say the wrong things. I believe your remedy for that should be to argue with me or to ignore me. And that I should have the same remedy for the wrong things that I believe you think.   I believe that you have the absolute right …

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A Clear & Transparent Strategy May Help, Boris!

A Clear & Transparent Strategy May Help, Boris!

Boris Johnson used endless superfluous words, meaningless without a clear and transparent strategy when he addressed the nation last night and placed the entire country into lockdown.     biggest threat this country has faced for decades devastating impact of this invisible killer fight the disease moment of real danger vital to slow the spread …

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Do You Know You’re in Love?

Do You Know You’re in Love?

The Angry Therapist on Psychology Today wrote an interesting article called This Is How You Know You’re in Love. I include a paragraph that made me sit up straighter and pay attention. Profound on many levels; however, so obviously simple at the same time.   There is a difference between feeling love for someone (caring …

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Never wrestle with a pig

Never wrestle with a pig

I think George Bernard Shaw has hit the nail on the head when it comes to other people’s bullshit…   I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.   There is absolutely no point, waste of time and energy, to engage in drama with …

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Lying is the royal road to chaos

Lying is the royal road to chaos

Someone I am close to recommended reading Lying by Sam Harris. It changed my life, she’d said. I am always ready for a life changer. Bring it on! A few hours later, I punched in my credit card details online and bought the book. Three days later it arrived. I waited for the right moment …

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When Things Fall Apart

When Things Fall Apart

A friend, who is 5 months pregnant, never thought she’d ever had a baby with the man she loved because of hard times, recently introduced me to Pema Chodron. Beloved Buddhist teacher, author, nun and mother, Pema Chodron has inspired millions of people from around the world who have been touched by her example and …

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Everyone’s Moral Duty to Kill Themselves

Everyone’s Moral Duty to Kill Themselves

It is not often will I sit still and watch a TV series. I have so many things that require my attention, massive action and it hardly can happen while sitting in front of a TV screen with my feet up.   However, as recently as Friday evening, last night to be precise, I thought …

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An Open and Shut Case; Case Rested

An Open and Shut Case; Case Rested

Percival, sitting with his shoulders slightly hunched opposite me at a café, intermittently sipping a black coffee with brown cane sugar. Never anything else. Always the same, with most things. Most would refer to him as vanilla, but then most don’t know him as well as I do…   “Cressida, what are your thoughts on …

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