Category: virtues

steps to discover your values, virtues and beliefs

Recently we introduced you to virtues as a starting point for happiness. Developing an arsenal of virtues might sound like a daunting task. Maybe it sounds righteous. Believe me, it’s not. It’s a foundation for so much more life. Your life. It’s a good source of healing. It reduces stress and eliminates conflict. Everyone needs building blocks to work with and everyone has them. Your experiences and influences have shaped you. You can grow by […] read more

virtues for a path to happiness

Positive people lead a much happier, healthier life. While positivity is one key to healing your heart, helping with your depression and hastening your path from rock bottom, there are many virtues to help lead a better life. Life involves personal growth. Building character. Creating a solid foundation. Philosophers have debated the value of virtues for thousands of years. Religion has discussed them in scripture and sermon. Organizations have incorporated them to develop business and […] read more

transparency – a lesson from aesop

Today, I thought I’d share one of Aesop’s fables. They still provide great lessons in life and have stood the test of time for over 25 centuries. That’s 2500 years! The Goat and the Goatherd ~ Aesop  A GOATHERD had sought to bring back a stray goat to his flock. He whistled and sounded his horn in vain; the straggler paid no attention to the summons. At last the Goatherd threw a stone, and breaking […] read more

how to develop your integrity

Part 2 of 2 in a series on integrity part 1 – what is integrity part 2 – how to develop your integrity The million dollar question “How do you live with integrity?”. We spoke about integrity and virtue but there wasn’t enough time to talk about it’s correlation to life. Each of us has a different set of core values. They overlap with anyone they interact with. So how is it possible to live […] read more

what is integrity

Part 1 of 2 in a series on integrity part 1 – what is integrity part 2 – how to develop your integrity In today’s fast past world we get over stimulated and it’s easy to leave behind some of our core values just to get things done. We go with the flow. We use existing systems and methods. We try things we don’t understand. We try to keep up with the Jones. We try […] read more

is dogma getting in the way of your progress

It’s nice to have a few luxuries around, isn’t it? You’d love to see poverty and disease eliminated, right? You worry about the environment and social issues? we all want a better world In some way we all want a better world. We want our children to have better opportunities. We want to be healthier, happier and safer. Is dogma is getting in the way of your progress? Without progress we would not have a […] read more

ignorance – the hidden poison

Part 4 of 4 in a series on the poisons in life ignorance the hidden poison anger the most harmful poison greed the strongest poison three poisons: greed, anger and ignorance In the last series we talked about anger. Today it is time to have a look at ignorance. There is a saying “ignorance is bliss” which is actually indicative of a negative behaviour not a positive one. The root ignorance means to ignore or […] read more

anger – the most harmful poison

Part 3 of 4 in a series on the poisons in life ignorance the hidden poison anger the most harmful poison greed the strongest poison three poisons: greed, anger and ignorance Anger could arguably be the most harmful poison. Not only to other’s but yourself as well. Anger is a normal and sometimes healthy emotion but how you choose to react is where the difference begins. It can act as a warning to yourself and […] read more

greed – the strongest poison

Part 2 of 4 in a series on the poisons in life ignorance the hidden poison anger the most harmful poison greed the strongest poison three poisons: greed, anger and ignorance Greed forces you covet things and people. That creates a vicious cycle. Each item you acquire spawns a desire to have more. More power, wealth, ability, etc.. But each thing does not help you grow as a person. For as you attain new things […] read more

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