Obstacles are those frightful things

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.

– Henry Ford

A problem well defined

I thought this was so true. In my day job, people come to me with problems but they don’t really understand what the exact problem is. A lot of noise clouds the underlying problem and so having a clear and precise statement of the issue makes solving it so much easier.

John Dewey, American philosopher and psychologist. You eloquent son of a gun.

How does this statement agree with you?

Defining Ourselves

I was writing up my up e-book and I had a mini revelation about how our actions are very much how others perceive us. The interesting thing is that a whole bunch of other perceptions and beliefs about myself cloud that.

Perhaps a more accurate view of one’s self can be taken by purely perceiving what is physically done.

Consciousness and the Mind

I thought that this was a very eloquent way to describe the dream like manner in which thoughts can arise. It also describes how these thoughts can be taken as identity which I think you shouldn’t do but for a lot of people it inevitably happens.

There is, in sanest hours, a consciousness, a thought that rises, independent, lifted out from all else, calm, like the stars, shining eternal. This is the thought of identity.

– Walt Whitman