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This blog is about my daily experiences and the wisdom which I have gained from them. The postings will either be in the form of questions posed by me, Jules Arden or reflections of my life experience. The answers are given by Mr OWO, the resident wise guy and supported by other teachers inclined towards Eastern philosophy. Read more at my blog.
You have come to a place where I hope you will find clarity and wisdom to lead a peaceful, meaningful and purposeful life. From my life experiences, wisdom gained from the teachings of several life masters and our resident wise guy, the Old Wise One or Mr OWO, I hope to make your life journey a smoother one. Well, at least smoother than mine.
I love the calm at Wisdomhere where I can be away from the world, a kind of sanctuary for me. I am constantly wondering and contemplating on how to live a meaningful and purposeful life. Mr OWO complains that it used to be pretty peaceful here until I came along. Now he says I am enjoying myself here while he has to hear me out. But it is not really a problem for him because he gets some big help from other wise teachers including YogiM who is a practitioner of Yoga and Dr Vin, a philosopher with deep knowledge in Vedanta. If these guys are not around, we also get to hear the views of visiting friends from all over the world. Although there is a slight bias towards wise men of the East here, an open mind is suggested.
We hope to answer your many questions about life, just like the questions that I have been asking for the last twenty odd years of my life. This life philosophy is contained in Selfwisdom which forms the foundation of my core understanding of life. It attempts to answer profound life questions like who we are, the meaning of life, the importance of being mindful. Livingwisdom are practices and guide for tackling daily living encounters. It gives ideas on what we can do to make our lives less problematic and of things we could do to be more prepared.
I will also be sharing my experiences and observations of Relationships and Parenting. There are words of wisdom under Maxim from wise teachers of the past and present. There will be longer snippets of wisdom from teachings received under Guest Articles. I will share my dose of more questions about life, my view of relationships with my family, friends and co-workers along with my daily experiences with you all in my Blog which will be sorted out in the Archives. The Forum gives you a chance to make your comments and to get some responses from the teachers and other moderators. Drop in at our several cafes to have a friendly chat with like minded people.
I would like to share with you something on why it is so important to take the responsibility for your self wisdom. Read this once. Read it twice.
When I was a young man, I wanted to change the world.
I found out it was difficult to change the world, so I tried to change my nation.
When I found I couldn’t change my nation, I begin to focus on my town.
I couldn’t change my town, and as an older man, I tried to change my family.
Now as an old man, and suddenly I realised that if long ago,
I had changed myself, I could have made an impact on my family.
My family and I could have made an impact on our town.
Their impact would have changed the nation and
I could indeed have changed the world.
We sometimes yearn for moments of inner peace. That the world would froze but only briefly , our mind would just stopping thinking, that we would only stop feeling. And to only just BE. Here is a gift of that moment…
Mr OWO: Are you in need of help? Jules: What kind of question is that? Mr OWO: It is an innocent question which usually receives a defensive response. Most people who have problems or are suffering in their lives would usually deny the existence of a problem. And even if theydid acknowledge that they have [...]