Posts Tagged ‘wisdom’

vision isn’t equal to eye sight

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

A blind person asked St. Anthony, “Can there be anything worse than losing eye sight?” He replied, “Yes, losing your vision.”

— Anonymous

walls you build yourself

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

You are confined only by the walls you build yourself.

— Anonymous

Berlin Wall, photo © J. Elke Ertle, 2014

Berlin Wall, photo © J. Elke Ertle, 2014

Advantage of Wisdom

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

The advantage of wisdom is that you can play dumb. The opposite is more difficult.

— Kurt Tucholsky

 

For a sneak peek at the first 20+ pages of my memoir, Walled-In: A West Berlin Girl’s Journey to Freedom, click “Download a free excerpt” on the home page of http://www.walled-in-berlin.com

 

 

A wise man adapts to circumstances

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

A wise man adapts himself to circumstances, 
as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it.

–Anonymous

 

For a sneak peek at the first 20+ pages of my memoir, Walled-In: A West Berlin Girl’s Journey to Freedom, click “Download a free excerpt” on the home page of http://www.walled-in-berlin.com. Walled-In is a story of growing up in Berlin during the Cold War.

Value versus price

Monday, June 1st, 2015

The setting of a gemstone increases its price, not its value.

Ludwig Boerne

 

For a sneak peek at the first 20+ pages of my memoir, Walled-In: A West Berlin Girl’s Journey to Freedom, click “Download a free excerpt” on the home page of http://www.walled-in-berlin.com. Walled-In is a story of growing up in Berlin during the Cold War.

How to take control of life

Monday, December 9th, 2013

As we grow in maturity and wisdom, we learn that although we cannot choose what life will deliver to us we can choose how we will respond. As we begin to live our lives more consciously, going back and sifting through the events that helped shape our lives, examining how and why different emotions are triggered in our hearts, we can begin to build an entirely new framework for who we want to be, instead of simply accepting who we ended up being. Through this deep understanding of the events that have influenced our lives, of the values we hold most dear, and of the things we need to be happy, we can begin the exciting process of taking control of our lives. From that solid foundation, we can act freely and fearlessly, knowing that our actions will reflect our being out in the world.

— From the editors of Random Acts of Kindness

 

For a sneak peek at the first 20+ pages of my memoir, Walled-In: A West Berlin Girl’s Journey to Freedom, click “Download a free excerpt” on the home page of http://www.walled-in-berlin.com. Walled-In is a story of growing up in Berlin during the Cold War.