It’s not a specific topic or idea today. It’s a region.
When we look at Eastern approaches to health and lifestyle we see what looks – to our Western “here, take 2 of these and call me in the morning” lifestyle – like a more integrative, holistic approach to the body, mind, and spirit. When I summarize what my impression is, I would say that Eastern philosophers and practitioners don’t recognize a separation between the mind, body, and spirit. 🙂
So, Eastern philosophers for Friday Philosophy.
“Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.” ~ Sun Tzu
“It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.” ~ Confucius
“If you correct your mind, the rest of your life will fall into place.” ~ Lao Tzu
“The river that flows in you also flows in me.” ~ Kabir
“When words are both true and kind, they can change the world.” ~ Buddha
“Raise your words, not your voice. It is the rain that grows flowers, not the thunder.” ~ Rumi
Blessings to you all on this Friday night. Never give up!
2 thoughts on “Friday Philosophy: Eastern Edition”
Really, single quotes aren’t helpful and are hardly a summary. Doubtlessly, single quotes are rarely good because we all know there is a context that provides the full meaning of the quote.
Thanks for sharing your opinion, and thank you for reading. I wasn’t aiming to summarize Eastern philosophy in its entirety, but simply to uplift or give food for thought to readers.