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Pauline believes in helping people.

Pauline believes in helping people.

Beliefs Matter.

Here she gives a tutorial on blogging.

Here she gives a tutorial on blogging.

I am reading a book from the library I looked up the author Eldon Taylor on Google. I often do that to see what their qualifications are. Eldon Taylor had an impressive list of qualifications that made me want to read his book called “I Believe.”

Books to learn about all beliefs.

Books to learn about all beliefs.

The book is sprinkled with quotes, one from Francis Bacon is fitting, ” It is not what we eat but what we digest that makes us strong; not what we gain but what we save that makes us rich; it is not what we read but what we remember that makes us learn; and not what we profess but what we practice that gives us integrity.

I like this quote.

I like this quote.

Integrity and a whole list of other words are suggested in the book as admirable qualities worth acquiring. The book has thought provoking ideas. His religious philosophy was not clear till I read further.

Different but worth quoting.

Different but worth quoting.

He gives examples of how parents promise their children things, then do not keep their promise if the child is naughty. He goes on to explain, when he makes a promise to his son he always stresses that the promise is subject to his son being good. This clause was understood to be part of all the promises made to his son.

One of many religions.

One of many beleifs.

This made me think, religion requires us to make promises we often cannot keep. We break them when we believe our partner has been naughty or not lived up to our expectations. The biggest percentages of marriages, these days, end in separations and divorce. This brings our attention to not making promises lightly.

Relaxing reading or just relaxed.

Relaxing reading or just relaxed.

I learned a lot from this book to really appreciate it, there were things mentioned I needed to look up on the iPad. I no longer hurry through books, greatly devouring the contents. I savour them like a meal; they do me more good that way. The journey is important, because of what we learn, by the ‘way’.

By the way I like Chinese art.

The way to the top of the mountain, Chinese art.

After reading this book my thoughts were of the ‘Way’ or the ‘Path’. To quote Lao Tzu “The Tao that can be described is not the real Tao.”

Heading in the right direction.

Heading in the right direction.

What is our purpose in life? Is it to do our best to improve towards enlightenment? There are many paths to the summit of the mountain. We cannot be sure we are on the right path till we get there.

They are contented they are there,

They are contented they are there,

 

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