Naturalness or Affectation?

Posted on October 24th, by Albert in Natural, Simplicity. No Comments

“How majestic is naturalness. I have never met a man whom I really considered a great man who was not always natural and simple. Affectation is inevitably the work of one not sure of himself.” – Charles Dawes

You Can Sense Honesty & Good Faith

Posted on July 9th, by Albert in Character, Honesty, Simplicity, Uncategorized. No Comments

“Whilst I stand in simple relations to my fellow-man, I have no displeasure in meeting him. We meet as water meets water, or as two currents of air mix, with perfect diffusion and interpenetration of nature. But as soon as there is any departure from simplicity, and attempt at halfness, or good for me that is not good for him, my neighbour feels the wrong; he shrinks from me as far as I have shrunk from him; his eyes no longer seek mine; there is war between us; there is hate in him and fear in me.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Simplicity, Patience, and Compassion

Posted on October 30th, by Albert in Clarity, Compassion, Patience, Simplicity. No Comments

“I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. Simple in actions and in thoughts, you return to the source of being. Patient with both friends and enemies, you accord with the way things are. Compassionate toward yourself, you reconcile all beings in the world.”
~ Lao Tzu