Archive for the Inspiration Category


Cultivating Chivalry

I really like what it says in Wikipedia about chivalry. I’m sharing a part of it in order to lay a foundation for what I wanted to express in this post. [Chivalry, or the chivalric code, is the traditional code of conduct associated with the medieval institution of knighthood. Chivalry arose from an idealized German […]

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Cultivate Temperance

“Perfect wisdom has four parts, viz., wisdom, the principle of doing things aright; justice, the principle of doing things equally in public and private; fortitude, the principle of not flying danger, but meeting it; and TEMPERANCE, the principle of subduing desires and living moderately.” ~~ Plato Merriam Webster defines temperance as, “1: moderation in action, […]

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Cultivate Valor

One of the aspects of becoming what I like to call a warrior poet, as a knight of medieval Europe, or an ancient Greek warrior was to cultivate valor. What exactly does that mean, and how does one do that? Merriam Webster defines valor as, “strength of mind or spirit that enables a person to […]

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Sometimes I Feel Like Job

Do you ever feel like Job? Do you ever feel swallowed up in trials and hard times? Do you ever feel like you just can’t buy a break, or like God’s mad at you or indifferent to what you’re going through? I think we all feel that way at times. It can be so hard […]

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Appreciating Others

Re-posted from August.  Dale Carnegie, in his book, “How to Win Friends & Influence People” wrote: One of the most neglected virtues of our daily existence is appreciation. I wonder why that is? You would think the virtue of appreciation would be tantamount in our dealings with others, as we ourselves crave it so deeply. […]

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