Monday, April 08, 2013

On the importance of mindfulness of thoughts (attributed to Aristotle)

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” 
This is attributed to  AristotleMetaphysics  ihn many places on the internet.
However, I have scoured the Metaphysics and  cannot find it! 
I like the quote anyway, but perhaps we need in the internet age to also add
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to read a quotation on the internet without accepting it as authoritative unless we have checked the original source". Not quite as pithy!

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Horseman Harvey Smith after training the Grand National Winner on what will kill you

"I was chatting to another trainer the other day and his father always said there's two chairs that will kill you - the electric chair and the armchair."

Friday, April 05, 2013

Roger Ebert on the Meaning of Life

I believe that if, at the end of it all, according to our abilities, we have done something to make others a little happier, and something to make ourselves a little happier, that is about the best we can do.
Roger Ebert, film critic born 18 June 1942; died 4 April 2013

See  for  article Go gentle into that good night By Roger Ebert on May 2, 2009

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Ghandi on Mindfulness

Carefully watch your thoughts, for they become your words. Manage and watch your words, for they will become your actions. Consider and judge your actions, for they have become your habits. Acknowledge and watch your habits, for they shall become your values. Understand and embrace your values, for they become your destiny." 
Mahatma Ghandi