A moment for wisdom

Wizards First Rule:
People are stupid

People can be made to believe any lie, either because they want to believe its true, or because they are afraid its true”
Zed from Wizards First Rule (Terry Goodkind)

There is no counter.  You must always be vigilant, knowing that you, too, are vulnerable and never arrogantly believe you are immune. Nathan from Stone of Tears (Terry Goodkind)

Wizards Second Rule:
The greatest harm can result from best intentions

Good intentions can encourage the lazy and motivate sound minds to become indolent.  The more help you give the more help they need.  As long as your kindness is open-ended they never gain discipline or self reliance.  Your kindness impoverishes their humanity.

Wizards Third Rule:
Passion rules reason

Often we make decisions based on our emotions instead of through common sense.

Think before you act or stay calm at all times.

Wizards Forth Rule:
There is magic in sincere forgiveness

Magic to heal.  In the forgiveness you grant and more so in the forgiveness you receive.
(forgiveness can heal ones soul)

Wizards Fifth Rule:
Mind what people do, not only what they say. Deeds will betray a lie

Wizards Sixth Rule:
Only the sovereign you can allow to rule you is reason.
Reason is he very substance of truth its self.  In rejection reason one embraces death.

War Wizards Precept:

Once committed to fight, cut.  Everything else is secondary.  Cut.  That is your duty your purpose, your hunger.  There is no rule more important, no commitment that overrides that one.  Cut from the void, not from bewilderment.  Cut the enemy as quickly and directly as possible.  Cut with certainty.  Cut decisively, resolutely.  Cut into his strength.  Flow through the gaps in his guard.  Cut him.  Cut him down utterly.  Don't allow him a breath.  Crush him. Cut him without mercy to the depths of his spirit.  It is the balance of life: death.  It is the dance with death.  Richard (TotW)

Once in battle with an enemy do anything you can to defeat that enemy.

Life is a tragedy for those who feel and a comedy for those who think. … unknown

Simplicity of character is the natural result of profound thought. . . . unknown

What you do speaks so loudly that I can not hear what you say.  . . . Ralph Waldo Emmerson

He who angers you conquers you.  . . . unknown

When its dark enough, you can see the stars.  . . . unknown

Belief precedes experience.   . . . Harry Palmer

Whatever you think you are is really only the reflection of you thinking it. . . . Harry Palmer

Judgments are what causes experiences to be painful.   . . . Harry Palmer

The idea that there is some hard reality that we have to adapt ourselves to and be realistic about is just another form of fear.
  . . . Harry Palmer

Truth is what you create it to be. 
. . . Harry Palmer

The past is responsible for the present.  I am created by what I already created – behold the grand illusion! 
. . . Harry Palmer

Creation begins with a statement (primary belief) that defines a reality.  The reality is then (or latter) experienced by the creator.  The interval between the expression of the primary belief and the conclusion of the experiences defines time.  
. . . Harry Palmer

What we believe and how we believe determines out reality.
. . . Harry Palmer

We experience what we believe.  If we don't’ believe that we experience what we believe, then we don't,
which still means the first statement is true. 
. . . Harry Palmer

Sarcasm is the recourse of a weak mind.  
… Dr. Smith Lost in Space 1998

Resistance is futile; you will be assimilated.  
. . . Borg Star Trek the next generation

Success in not measured by where you are in life, but the obstacles you've overcome. .
 . . Book T. Washington

Only fantasy has eternal youth.  What happened nowhere and never, can never age.  
. .  Schiller

Spirit is the life; the mind the builder; the physical the result. 
. . . Edgar Casey

The more you undistance yourself; the more your able to work with – instead of against – yourself 
. . . Virtue

Truth is relative to the point of view from which it is perceived. 
What I look at and where I look from determines my perceptions on truth.  
. . .  Harry Palmer

The ability to relocate consciousness is the ultimate form of space travel.  
. . .  Harry Palmer

If there are no consequences,
then there will be no self control. 
. . . Sister of the light Verna Sword of the Truth. (Terry Goodkind)

Reality is anything we believe it to be.
 . . . Harry Palmer

Identity is composed of and defined by the additional layers of beliefs that are added to our essential self.  
. . . Harry Palmer

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.  
. . . Marcel Proust

Forbidden fruit is the sweetest but it rots faster too.
. . . Unknown

Your focus determines your reality. .
 . . Qui Gon Star Wars Episode I

I’ll try, NO.  Try not, Do or Do Not there is no try .  . . . Yoda
I don't believe it.  . . . Luke Skywalker
That, is why you fail.
 . . . Yoda Star Wars  episode V

Control is done thru ignorance, knowledge is power.

Focus on the goal not the path.
. . . unknown

There are times I almost think I almost think,
I'm not sure of what I absolutely know
and confusion of conclusions
I concluded long ago. 
. . . King of Siam  (The King and I)

I shall not seek warmth by the fire, I shall be the fire! 
. . . unknown

Whatever we put our attention on grows stronger in our lives.
The quality of our attention determines whether benefit or harm results. 
. . . Unknown

Attentions the projection of energy and consciousness its powerful force.
. . . Unknown

Future resolutions are not possible with out past mistakes.  
. . . Unknown

A dream is the answer to a question not yet figured out how to ask.
. . . Fox Mulder X-Files

Believe . . . and the magic will follow!
 . . . Unknown

Faith is the daring of the soul to go farther then it can see.
. . . Unknown

Here is where you are. 
When the mind is free the body is no longer needed. 
You can not be taught what you already know.  
. . . Unknown

Better to keep your mouth closed then to open it and remove all doubt.
. . . Unknown

Always give more then you intended, but less then is demanded. 
. . . Unknown

Life's an adventure.  Live it while you can.  
You can never have today again;
tomorrow only comes once;
yesterday is gone forever. 
Make your choice wisely than live the adventure you create.  

Demons of the mind can only be slain with the sword of desire. 
You have to be willing to face them to defeat them.

Reality was created by someone with a sick imagination.

The focused mind can create an illusion. To think clearly; you have to not think; to have energy you must be still; to perform well you just have to do it.  The conscious mind gets in the way.  “ Congito Ergo Nouv Ferio” or I think, therefore I miss.
 . . . Unknown

The principle of the 2nd element states that the ultimate solution to any problem is not on the level of the problem its self. 
Rather the solution appears when a 2nd element is introduced that is opposite to the problem.  .
 . . Unknown

You can never step in the same river twice. 
. . . Unknown

It's as bad as you think and they are out to get you.
. . . Unknown

Ever stop to think and forget to start again?
. . . Unknown

. . . hanging on to sin like its a pet.  Problem with this pet is, it grows. 
It gets big and ugly and obvious and before long IT starts calling the shots. . .”
. . . Frank Peretti 6/1998

When you stop caring YOU loose. 

Only time is capable to understanding how great love is . . . Unknown

Reality is nothing, perception is everything.  . . . Unknown

Let them suffer the worst possibility.  The results of their own actions. . . .  Unknown

Reality is simply what is, reality is the thing right in front of your nose pressing so close that there is no room to miss it. 
But you do miss it, because all you see is what you think should be there. 
. . .  Melchior  The return of Merlin (Deepak Chopra)

Remember! Remember the solution!

Remembrance is a Buddhist philosopher's trick. 
Rather than asking your mind to search for a solution to a potentially impossible challenge, ask your mind to simply remember it. 
The presupposition that one once knew the answer created the mindset that the answer must exist. 
Thus eliminating the crippling conception of hopelessness.

There are always tools. 
Reevaluate you environment. 
take 3 deep breaths to allow the chronic panic in your mind dissolve. 
Let your mind be free. 
What makes this situation positive, what are my assets.

Knowledg is the enemy of faith
. . . The Order (2003)