Jessica Bibbee

Posts Tagged ‘encourage’

20140225

In aphorism, tale on 20140226 at 11:06

《What Is, What Wills》

Once upon the deep, dwelled two pairs of seafaring lovers.

Both lived rather normal lives aboard their ships on the sea, full of ups and downs, as anyone would expect to see upon the sea.

On calm seas, both pairs made love with the illimitable passion of lovers held at bay.

But the sky does what a sky wills, and so oft brewed blackened clouds with the inevitable unknown beyond. It was in these times that the difference between the lovemakers was never more lucid.

For when the storms blew in, as only a fool could deny the inevitability of, the seasoned couple ceased their lovemaking, wisely understanding their lovemaking to be powerless against warding off the mighty storm. To them, worry was a more worthy and more rewarding charm.

The other couple continued to make love like only reckless lovers knew, much to the chagrin of the other lovers. And it was true that the lovers’ lovemaking did nary a thing to make the storm go away, to shorten the waves, or to lessen the impact.

Also true was it, that the cessation of the other lovers’ lovemaking neither did anything to encourage the passing of the storm.

For a truth is a truth as is a sail a sail. Wisdom lies in wielding a truth, not simply holding a truth.

For in the end, to the common eye, it was plain to see that lovemaking -and its lack thereof- had absolutely nary a thing to do with the coming of the storm, the size of the storm, nor the passing of the storm.

With the passing of a storm, what remained for the eye to see was but two sets of lovers at sea and two kinds of love as they so fit to see.

One, a weakened bond of fair weather lovers, who made love only when the sea was calm, losing only the opportunity to love each other through and so weather a storm together.

The other, a strengthened bond between the lovers, who made love without regard to a storm (or was it very much with regard to the storm?), losing only themselves in each other whether or not came the weather.

For a storm is what only a storm wills, and love is only what love wills.

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20110210

In aphorism, chinese, proverb on 20110210 at 12:24

One cannot both command honesty and condone dishonesty without encouraging corruption.

There is no unity like unity against an enemy.

20101014

In aphorism, proverb on 20101014 at 22:57

May we use our power to empower and have the courage to encourage.

If we are to make informed choices, we must admit comprehensive options.

20100125

In aphorism, proverb on 20100125 at 13:27

Only when one is allowed to succeed after failing does a society free itself to succeed.

Without encouragement, one fails not alone; with support, one’s success is a shared by all.

20090429

In aphorism, poetry, proverb on 20090429 at 10:53

《genealogy of philosophical rebirth》
Curiosity encouraged begets information;
Information supported begets knowledge;
Knowledge nurtured begets understanding;
Understanding embraced begets wisdom;
Wisdom sustained begets curiosity.