Mental pleasures never clog; unlike those of the body, they are increased by repetition, approved of by reflection, and strengthened by enjoyment.
The idea of “joy” seems a bit mysterious. We may not know what it is exactly, but we sense there’s more to it than what we normally think of as “happiness.” It seems to refer to something whose roots and meaning lie beyond the passing pleasures of daily life. Perhaps we might think of joy as a deeper, more abiding […]
There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so. — William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616) I would imagine most of us have probably heard that quote, or something like it, at some time or other. But have we stopped to really ponder it so we understand the power it holds? It’s telling us that the meaning a […]
Would you be willing to take part in a quick little experiment where, in exchange for just a moment of your time, you might make a life-changing discovery? Okay, then here it is: First, as you read this, bring your attention back to yourself. Now, take a deep breath, look around you, and realize you’re alive; you’re breathing; you’re in […]