Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Doubt is the handmaiden of truth

"Cherish your doubts, for doubt is the handmaiden of truth. Doubt is the key to the door of knowledge; it is the servant of discovery. A belief which may not be questioned binds us to error, for there is incompleteness and imperfection in every belief. Doubt is the touchstone of truth; it is an acid which eats away the false. Let no [person] fear for the truth, that doubt may consume it; for doubt is a testing of belief. The truth stands boldly and unafraid; it is not shaken by the testing; for truth, if it be truth, arises from each testing stronger, more secure. [They] that would silence doubt [are] filled with fear; the house of [their] spirit is built on shifting sands. But [they] that fear no doubt, and know its use, [are] founded on a rock. [They] shall walk in the light of growing knowledge; the work of [their] hands shall endure. Therefore let us not fear doubt, but let us rejoice in its help: it is to the wise as a staff to the blind; rout is the handmaiden of truth."

Robert T. Weston

Love is an Art

“Love is a decision, it is a judgment, it is a promise. If love were only a feeling, there would be no basis for the promise to love each other forever. A feeling comes and it may go. How can I judge that it will stay forever, when my act does not involve judgment and decision.” 

"Falling in love is chemical...but to stay in love is an art. And like any art it requires understanding its theory, and then mastering its application."

― Erich FrommThe Art of Loving


Peace Out Offense

"Don't take anything personally. Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions of others, you won't be the victim of needless suffering."

-Don Miguel Ruiz