“What is Essential is Invisible to the Eyes”


We do not merely see with our eyes. It is imperative to see with your heart. Seeing with your heart is looking at life with empathy, guidance and a willingness to learn and to love. It is important to spend some time in quiet without all of life’s noises and distractions. Find that place or that activity that allows you moments of time to get quiet and within yourself to listen.

When you begin to spend some personal quiet time, look at yourself and think about who you want to be. Do you want to be someone who is angry, retaliatory, mean spirited, and oblivious to the world around you and the needs of others, or do you want to be someone who is calm, peaceful, helpful, and wise in your actions and decisions. The choice is literally yours. Each and every day, each and every moment, we are free to make the choice of who we want to be.


Fall seven times and stand up eight. –Japanese Proverb

I like this quote, as it is about the ‘never say die’ attitude. It means getting back up every time you get knocked down, fall down, or otherwise end up feeling down. Even if you start feeling like one of those inflatable punching bags the little kids use, you have to get back up.

This quote also infers that the only way you can lose is to not get back up. If you go down and stay there, that is the only path to a sure defeat. While you are still able to get back up, there is still hope, however slim it might seem.

And that’s what the quote is about, in my opinion. Getting back up, no matter what. Over and over and over again. Until you win. Until the other guy gets tired of swinging, or loses interest and wanders off. You just don’t stop until you have what you set out to achieve.