|Debate Night - USA|
A Few Words
Righteousness is a fragile thing. Like a flower it is easily broken and easily harmed. Handle it with care, respect it's timidity, accommodate it's little faults and one day it will surprise even you.
Siize Gabriel Punabantu (SGP)
The sun does not rise in the east and set in the west. Note, t'is the earth that circles the sun and not the sun which circles the earth.
The Three Jewels
Remember, without the humble there can be no mighty, Without the foundations there can be no higher place. Kings call themselves the lonely ones, by this humility they actually become the highest.
The Tao Te Ching
To be successful is to be on the path to defeat,
To be like jade is very rare and thus important,
Whereas to be like everyone else is to be like sand - common.
The Tao Te Ching
Whilst people think that you are a failure "let yourself fail still". Whilst they think that you have nothing "let them think that you have nothing still" They know not what it is to fail and they know not what it is to have nothing. Whilst they think you are "this or that" let them think still , for the destinies of those who strive are not governed by thought.
Only by two edges striving to unite does a blade become sharp. If you cling to one you love and she to you there is nothing you both cannot cut down.
Remember systems have no place and no time.
They are not upheld by what people will think or what people will say - they simply exist. You exist by that which purifies your heart and opens your eyes to what you must perceive.
Should your system, that keeps your feet on the road by which you may achieve self reconciliation, cease to exist, you will have lost your way.
"Imagination is more important than knowledge"
"Imagination governs the world"
" Imagination makes man the master of animals"
Positive creativity is superior to imagination.
A person who has had to pick himself or herself up from the disappointments and difficulties of life has learned a valuable lesson. Nothing deters him or her. Nothing frustrates. Nothing upsets. He or she has travelled that course before and knows the answer and is persistent.."What does not kill us makes us only stronger"
Persistence produces power and the ability to observe, analyse and reanalyse a position or opposition until the problem gives way. In fact persistence will make a problem crumble even when no actual solution was found.
The mind can be motivated by any object simply by the guidance of one's philosophy. Even a plain brick can become a source of motivation, because even a brick desires to become something of worth. In an architects hand a brick can become what it desires moulded by it's philosophy - architecture. In order to become successful you must move from a lazy to a systematic person. When it is time to get up no matter how tired you are you must get up. When it is time to walk no matter how exhausted you are you must walk. People do not make systems. Systems make people. This is the only way you can become what you want to be.
Those who achieve by a burning desire to achieve are fortunate. A burning desire is burning something up and eventually that something will run out. And when it runs out you will no loner have any motivation. You will have no motivation but be left exhausted with only the will to go on. This is a higher stage, for from here onward you will learn to run on simply will power alone.
The path in life one takes will not always yield that which you desire. There are hills to level, crooked roads to make straight before your objective can become visible in the distance. Every moment, every second is a precious thing waiting to be shaped and moulded by what you make of it. What you do with a second determines what you make of a minute. What you make of a minute determines what you make of an hour. What you forge of the hour determines what you seize of the day.
Better to die trying,
Than to try dying,
And to die - without having tried.
Sometimes you must come down in order to climb up. Sometimes you must walk away in order to come round. Whichever direction you are pushed in never cease to keep your head facing where you want to go and as soon as circumstance blinks - charge for your goal.
"Great minds have purposes, others have wishes. Little minds attain and yet are subdued by misfortunes, but great minds rise above them"
Strange what some men dedicate seven
days a week of their life to.
Inspiration requires expiration. As long as
you breathe, you're still alive.
Learn to run on will power. Will power is the driving force of all great things. Whilst all else will crumble your will power will survive and like a vessel carry you to peace and to safety.
Knowledge is fire. It burns during recognition. To breathe is to burn. There cannot be life without breath.
Physical structures such as the body’s emotional metabolism can do two things, either attract or repulse. When forces are parallel it attracts, when forces are unaligned it repulses. Which object moves depends on which object is tethered, the source of emotion or the object of emotion. When both are tethered the attraction remains strong, the proximity however remains the same. Often it is like this for things we desire or love but cannot have.
When faced with important decisions emotions such as guilt, fear, jealousy, malice hatred or envy sap your strength and hinder your ability to see objects of sense clearly and as they should be- in their correct proportions. The self as a decision making organism must not be hindered by such sentiments. Regardless of ones disposition they will weigh themselves upon your mind or body. The degree to which they are felt is determined entirely by the situation when not distorted by your emotions.
Moral judgement is determined by reactions not actions. You are taught to turn the other cheek, for a person by his or her action must react first by judging the worth of that action. Justice and impunity are of no worth to the oppressed unless rebuked by the oppressor. Pushed into a corner, at the very last, you will be willing to redeem your position. Therefore no matter your difficulty hold your ground.