Truth and Untruth

To fully live, to be in the moment is to recognize reality as it is — in other words, the truth. To recognize truth is also to recognize untruth as a condition of life. To comprehend truth and untruth and their relationship fully is the step beyond good and evil. Having a perception beyond good and evil is where genuine, compassionate living begins.
– Kin

Originally posted 2012-02-27 21:18:28. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Change That We Don’t Believe In

We believe in change where we force everything outside of ourselves to change for us, maintaining status quo or continuity as much as possible — even if it means beating everything else into submission with force, often in the name of goodness.

We don’t believe in change where we change and grow ourselves in junction with the ever changing world deemed external to us.

If genuine change means first to look into ourselves and then outside for understanding before the action of change, what we truly believe is pretentious change.

Thus we are now seeing the consequences in various aspects of society around the globe that somehow, and in most cases incomprehensible to our logical minds, turn out to be hideous and disastrous — despite all the claim and acclamation of goodness, morals, and positivity.

It is as if we are promised gold, but when we finally come to realization, we have cow poo in our hands. Except, it is none other than ourselves that promise us gold.

Originally posted 2011-01-22 15:07:58. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

The Ordinary Hero

I came across a piece of writing by an unknown author. The original is here:
http://leecha.blogspot.com/2008/09/shocked-for-your.html

I loved it and gave it my own little tweaks to convey what I frequently try to convey here.

A hero is only an ordinary human who does the right thing consistently.

Non-truth is what changes through time.
Truth is the permanent basics of reality, realized by wisdom through generations.
(if you care enough to look)
(if you care enough to be wise)

All our “tricks” have been changing for thousands of years.
The old teachings stay as the cat is let out.
What we need to pay attention to,
is here, is now
our being and us applying them.

Heroes may not always win,
but they never lose.

Originally posted 2010-01-05 23:42:15. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Read Financial Materials with Skeptical Minds

I came across the MSN article today — Foreclosure ‘crisis’ is overblown — amidst all the doom-and-gloom financial news.

Excerpt with the main points to save you some reading time:

Though the national rate of foreclosure increased by a whopping 79% between December 2006 and December 2007, the rate was still only 1.033%. Because about 30% of all homes are owned mortgage-free, this means that for all the noise about a crisis, only seven-tenths of 1% of all homes were in foreclosure.

In the top 100 housing markets, the average foreclosure rate was somewhat higher — 1.38% — and it was up 78% over the previous year. But if you rank-ordered the list of the top 100 areas, only 34 had foreclosure rates above the group average. Fifty-one areas had rates of 1% or less.

Foreclosure rates actually fell in 14 of the 100 areas. More important, many of the areas with the highest increases in foreclosure rates were rising off rates that were tiny. The Bethesda, Md., area, to offer the most extreme case, saw foreclosures rise 1,288% — to a rate of 0.682%…

Does this mean we can stop worrying and planning and saving? No, it does not mean that we can overlook the entire real estate ordeal and what’s really happening. However, I think this demonstrate that we need to be skeptical and understand the bias of the authors of the materials we read, despite whatever useful information exist in them. Further more, we must understand the possibility of some financial writers/analysts who exaggerate and write with the agenda to destory/hike a stock for their affiliated short/long position.

This is definitely an emotional time as people’s livelihood may be on the line as the market rises and falls like roller coaster these days. Yet, it remains important to not get carried away by our own emotions and thoughts. Don’t just take other people’s words for granted. Go find out on your own. Keep reading. Keep learning.

Since I said what I did, shall I even trust the article? I’m stumped.

Originally posted 2008-04-01 23:49:14. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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