Vocatus Atque non Vocatus Deus Aderit | Deo Duce, Ferro Comitante | Vox Populi, Vox Dei

The World Needs Less Junior Therapists and More Spiritual Mentors
Life is not Relative – There Are Absolute Rights, and Absolute Wrongs

Sunday, March 11, 2018

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Change or Die | 変更または死ぬ | Mutata aut Morere


I'll miss the sea, but a person needs new experiences…
They jar something deep inside; allowing him to grow
Without change, something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens
The sleeper must awaken!


---Duke Leto Atreides, DUNE (F. Herbert)

If you want to become whole, let yourself be partial
If you want to become straight, let yourself be crooked
If you want to become full, let yourself be empty
If you want to be reborn, let yourself die

If you want to be given everything,
give everything up.


---Tao te Ching, 22 (Mitchell, 1989)

... Your imagination will be fired. Life will mean something at last. The most satisfactory years of your existence lie ahead. 

----Alcoholics Anonymous 152:2 (excerpted)



Monday, March 5, 2018

Don’t Fear the Reaper | 死者を恐れるな | Ne Timeas Messor


There is no greater illusion than fear;
No greater wrong than preparing to defend yourself
no greater misfortune than having an enemy.

Whoever can see through all fear will always be safe.


---Tao te Ching (excerpted) (Mitchell 1989)

Fear is the mind-killer
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration
I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me
And when my fear is gone
 I will turn and face fear's path,
and only I will remain.


---Dune

Fear…this short word somehow touches about every aspect of our lives. It was an evil and corroding thread; the fabric of our existence was shot through with it. It set in motion trains of circumstances, which brought us misfortune we felt we didn't deserve. But did not we, ourselves, set the ball rolling? Sometimes we think fear ought to be classed with stealing. It seems to cause more trouble.


----Alcoholics Anonymous


Sunday, March 4, 2018

Omnis Gloria Magna ad Matrem Suam | Maximum Service | 最大のサービス | Ut Prosim Aliis


What is a good man, but a bad man's teacher?
What is a bad man, but a good man's job?
If you don't understand this, you will get lost,
however intelligent you are. It is the great secret! 

---Tao te Ching (excerpted) (Mitchell 1989)

I sought my soul, but my soul I could not see. 
I sought my God, but my God eluded me;
I sought my brother! and I found all three. 

---Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King.

The path to God is paved through my bothers heart.

---Lt. Dave Joyce, NYPD

...Our real purpose is to fit ourselves to be of maximum 
service to God and the people about us.
----Alcoholics Anonymous 77:0


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Honor thy Father and Mother | あなたの父と母を敬う| Honora Patrem tuum et Matrem


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     .....'Some of the snags you will encounter are irritation, hurt feelings and resentments. Your (parent) will sometimes be unreasonable and you will want to criticize. Starting from a speck on the domestic horizon, great thunderclouds of dispute may gather. These family dissensions are very dangerous, especially to (you). Often you must carry the burden of avoiding them or keeping them under control. Never forget that resentment is a deadly hazard to an alcoholic. We do not mean that you have to agree with your (parent) whenever there is an honest difference of opinion. Just be careful not to disagree in a resentful or critical spirit.

--Alcoholics Anonymous 117:1
************************************************************ ***************          'If you think 'If you think you are enlightened, go spend a week with your parents'.

 --Elkhart Tole
************************************************************ ***************     'It's Hard to be Kind to the Poor'.

--St. Vincent de Paul  ************************************************************ ***************