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Re: Words of contemplation, inspiration, and wisdom

Postby SecretAgentMan on September 14th, 2014, 1:19 pm

“The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.” ~ Nikola Tesla
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Re: Words of contemplation, inspiration, and wisdom

Postby SecretAgentMan on September 20th, 2014, 8:42 am

Saw this on my FB news feed today and I thought it worthy of sharing:

"If your mental attitude is positive, even when threats abound, you won’t lose your inner peace. On the other hand, if your mind is negative, marked by fear, suspicion and feelings of helplessness, even among your best friends, in a pleasant atmosphere and comfortable surroundings, you won’t be happy."
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Re: Words of contemplation, inspiration, and wisdom

Postby SecretAgentMan on October 19th, 2014, 7:52 am

"No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it." ~ Albert Einstein
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Re: Words of contemplation, inspiration, and wisdom

Postby Little Lost on October 19th, 2014, 5:39 pm

“There is more to living than not dying,"

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Re: Words of contemplation, inspiration, and wisdom

Postby SecretAgentMan on October 20th, 2014, 5:03 pm

Good one Little Lost! :)

I came across this one in my FB newsfeed today and thought I'd share it.

"One day she finally grasped that unexpected things were always going to happen in life. And with that, she realized the only control she had was how she chose to handle them. So, she made the decision to survive using courage, humor, and grace. She was the queen of her own life and the choice was hers." ~ Kathy Kinney
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Re: Words of contemplation, inspiration, and wisdom

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Re: Words of contemplation, inspiration, and wisdom

Postby SecretAgentMan on November 20th, 2014, 8:31 pm

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Re: Words of contemplation, inspiration, and wisdom

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Re: Words of contemplation, inspiration, and wisdom

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Re: Words of contemplation, inspiration, and wisdom

Postby SecretAgentMan on January 21st, 2015, 2:34 pm

"You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength." ~ Marcus Aurelius
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Re: Words of contemplation, inspiration, and wisdom

Postby Little Lost on January 21st, 2015, 8:20 pm

SAM. Today I don't have words of contemplation, inspiration, and wisdom ( not that I ever do on any other day either), however I do have words of thanks. Know we like to disagree ocçasionally, however I enjoy your postings and appreciate the time you take to try to help with topics such as this.

Here is a few quotes dedicated to the engineer in you ( not sure if you still work as one now).


A scientist can discover a new star but he cannot make one. He would have to ask an engineer to do it for him.
— Gordon Lindsay Glegg



Scientists study the world as it is, engineers create the world that never has been.
— Theodore von Karman

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Re: Words of contemplation, inspiration, and wisdom

Postby wjjw on January 22nd, 2015, 7:16 pm

Being an engineer and someone who greatly respects the scientific method, I'm inclined to give credence and thought to what the great mystics have said.... their record of describing reality via direct intuitive observation, has tended to be centuries ahead of what scientists have later confirmed.

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A knowledge of the existence of something we cannot penetrate, of the manifestations of the profoundest reason and the most radiant beauty, which are only accessible to our reason in their most elementary forms--Albert Einstein
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Re: Words of contemplation, inspiration, and wisdom

Postby SecretAgentMan on January 22nd, 2015, 8:27 pm

Wow, thank you Little Lost for the kind words. Part of my motivation to start this thread was to keep a constant, reliable source of pick-me-up quotes available for people when they were feeling down. The 'Off Topic' sub-group doesn't get much traffic so this thread usually stays near the top. I try to remember to post inspirational or motivational things when I come across them to keep the material fresh too. Honestly there have been a few times I've needed to read back through some of these to pick myself up when I have needed it.

I am still an engineer and appreciated the engineer quotes. Interestingly I work side by side with a bunch of scientists and am even married to one, so I will have to use these the next time they try and pick on me. :)

And as always I appreciate your insight and perspective Bill. I agree that science is only just now beginning to validate some ancient wisdom that has been passed down through the centuries. I didn't come around to appreciating the words of mystics overnight, but the more I do the more it continues to amaze me. To each their own though. I will not fault anyone for not agreeing with me. After all, when you really think about it no two people will ever agree on everything. That's pretty powerful to realize right there. Nobody alive (or dead) sees the world the exact same way as you. We all disagree on something, so why fight about it?
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Re: Words of contemplation, inspiration, and wisdom

Postby SecretAgentMan on January 23rd, 2015, 7:15 pm

This one really struck home for me...

“With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.” ~ Wayne W. Dyer
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Re: Words of contemplation, inspiration, and wisdom

Postby SecretAgentMan on January 25th, 2015, 12:46 pm

Saw two good ones today...

"Some people create their own storms and get mad when it rains." ~ Unknown

"It is better to walk alone than with a crown going in the wrong direction." ~ Unknown
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