I always thought I knew how I would react in a given situation I was wrong Perhaps you are faring better… Copyright @ Eric Alagan, 2011 TelegramTweetWhatsAppShare on TumblrLike this:Like Loading... Related
I’m glad a comment on this blog surfaced on my email as it gave me a chance to find it. As usual, a profound thought.
Leaves us with something to ponder, I reckon.
yes Eric! this is the real gist!
Yes, I thought you’ll appreciate it and that’s why I pointed you here. As you probably gathered all my poems and prose are interconnected. Thank you for checking this out, Eric
Know Yourself is nicely done. I like the challenge of saying something with an economy of words, the less the better. I prefer the discovery process to the self-satisfied feeling that you fully know yourself, that false complacency. I keep finding that there are a multiplicity of false selves, at times socially useful, at others causing messes which the true self is left to clean up. I also keep finding that my true self is larger than my thoughts and emotion
I agree that we can say more by saying less…respect your readers’ intellect, allow them their interpretations…learn from your visitors.
Thank you for your visit and also your sharing about ‘true self’…enriching for me.
Ah, the never ending journey. As Socrates said “The unexamined life is not worth living”. Needless to say the examining never ends, however some people are a little late off the mark getting started. 😉
Perhaps, the self examining never stopped and will never stop…And no one is late…I reckon. It just seems that way. Peace, Eric
Eric you are such a kind person to like my blog. I wish you the best forthcoming NEW YEAR 2012 n the years to come.:)
Oh, Tanveer – you shower me with your kind words.
The translations you are producing are superb and timely. I shall revisit to relish.
Keep up the great work,
thank you Eric. i do need encouragement:)
Thank you and it is easy to encourage a gifted writer like you. All good cheers, Eric
I like this post Eric. Life is a constant search for truth, if we’re lucky we find it little by little.
Thank you and Merry Christmas,
Hi Eric, Thanks for stopping by at my blog and for the likes – glad you like. 🙂 I enjoy your thought provoking poems.
Hello Dennis – you are very welcome and I enjoy your posts. Thank you for dropping by too. Eric
Your visit brought me here to read your thoughts…I have, as most do, debated on truth and the moment is the only truth I know. Our true self is already within each one of us, we need to weave it within the stories we tell and life we live.
Someone said the kingdom of heaven is within you.
A man who never wrote anything also said: let go of yourself to find yourself, meaning to let go of the self-story we find ourselves in and create our story as we know it could be, ..explaining the words: Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind.
As a being thinks so he/she is. What we believe or imagine to be becomes our truth for now. The paradigm we live in is anything but real or true.
Reason so many are confused and lost. As spiritual beings this is not home.
Is the real world something to accept as real? Do we really want a world of endless wars and famine where corruption and greed reign supreme?
In 2000 years nothing has changed because the meaning of the spoken words has been corrupted by the written interpretations…another distorted story.
Thank you for your visit and comment.
A thousand philosophers, a thousand truths.
Some would say, we each have to pick our way…and live the consequences for eternity.
All good wishes,
Thank you for stopping by. All good wishes, Eric
I love to learn and try to love freely, yet I am unable to do so for myself. I am working on it daily, and I will know what it is like to know myself, forgive myself, and love myself.
Thank you for the wonderful reminder to do so.
Hello Dear, I have seen your blog posts and will revisit to relish them. Reckon you are well on the way…all blessings with your discoveries. Eric
We fumble sometimes and miraculously find the way and an innate part of ourselves that we never knew existed.
Very true – every turn, every fumble, every day – we amaze ourselves.
Such a whisper in my ear. Very nice
Thank you…glad you liked it.
Hello, Thank you for the (like). This a is a wonderful quote 🙂
Good morning Tony. Nice to have you back. Peace, Eric
I find parts of myself in the people I meet and experiences I undertake every day. I see it as a long journey of trips we take every minute of the day.. and a pleasure to take because it adds meaning to my own life. Thanks for inspiring these thoughts in me with your post, and thanks for also liking my post.
You are very welcome, Maria. I am also following your blog 🙂
I know the feeling, Eric! I’m the biggest mystery to myself. I hope you find yourself soon 🙂
Thank you. So, we set out on our archealogical quests…:-)
Thank you for your recent visit and liking of my son’s unexpected haiku, especially since it led me here. Good thoughts and impossible to answer. Sometimes I think knowing is like gathering tiny crystals of truth and creating a mosaic. We all picture things a bit differently, but each picture is our own. Sometimes I think that.
Hello Yousei _ I enjoyed the haiku. Your choice of words are beautiful. Thank you.
You’re poems really are inspirational =D
It gives me singular pleasure to touch chords.
yes i had the same thought yesterday…we are all reminded of this quite oft, are we not?
After our formative years, our thoughts tend to converge, I reckon. Cheers, Eric
Self discovery, like everyday life we grow and change every day thus self discovery is an ongoing process if we actually take the time to do so. At least that is my perspective. Thank you for the intriguing and inspirational post!
Thank you, Joe. Yes, I agree – it is an on-going process. Keep well, Eric