I love Google Reader it, it brings all my favourite subjects and authors to me and lets me read at my leisure.
Tim Ferris’s Blog (Author of the 4 Hr Work Week) had a great post on Stoicism and it reminded me of some practical similarities it had with Buddhist philosophy – espeically it’s ideas of self experimentation and observation and not taking yourself too seriously. Benjamin Disraeli’s quote of:
‘to be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge’
also rounds off the conversation because I think it’s true that we are our most dangerous when we believe we know everything. To believe you know everything is it’s own form of ignorance.
Goth Seth had some great pointers (when does he not?) to say about efficiency and cultural change in companies.
I want to leave you with these words from a wise man:
‘Everytime you don’t follow your inner guidance, you feel a loss of energy, loss of power, a sense of spiritual daedness’
I have been having a conversation with myself for a couple of months now, one in which I confuse myself and don’t like the answer. If you have ever done this, you will know that not knowing is a hard, but knowing what you want to do and not doing it can be as hard on you. I pray for courage, wisdom and patience.