I’ve recently turned 40 and have found myself contemplating what lies on the road ahead and reflecting on the paths I’ve navigated to arrive at this stage in life. Supposedly, I’m at the ‘halfway’ point of my life (though many … Continue reading ‘Over the Hill’
He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.
wise enlightened words come from the philosopher/author Lao Tzu (aka Laozi). I always strive to know myself, but I’m not sure if charging full steam ahead is the best path. Maybe it involves taking multiple paths, simultaneously, from different directions. I mean this figuratively, of course. As one moves through life, I believe a person should constantly consider perspectives from as many angles as possible. I assume that this awareness of the world, other than oneself, ties in directly with one’s self-knowledge and the ability of one’s senses to perceive. My experience as a being stems from my interaction with my environment, so understanding myself without considering these factors is impossible. Well, that’s how I see things from my perspective. In the pursuit of self-knowledge I face a dilemma: the truths which I experience can never fully be known to be true; thus, leaving me in a state of conditional cognition.
How do I know that what I know about myself is true?
All thanks goes to one of my favorite blogs, Miss Demure Restraint, for presenting the award to this blog. She’s a funny, witty author that knows how to tell a good story. You should check her out sometime.
When I first received the information regarding the award, I wasn’t sure if I would be able to post this article based on the stipulations involved. The Versatile Blogger Award recipients are asked to
It’s been over a year since I’ve posted anything. In the summer of 2010, I went a period of time without home access to the Internet and made little to no effort to get online. Big mistake! As a result of my blatant lack of respect for keeping up to date on my electronic communications I missed the opportunity to renew ownership of my blog domain name. Ouch!
Well, I made a bet with myself that I could stay out of the blog world for six moths and I did; yet, I don’t have that feeling of victory. Although I’m super happy and excited to be back, I feel a bit sad about the good times I could have had in the blogosphere over the past few months. I also feel like I may have disappointed or annoyed those that may be regular readers of conditional cognition. For that I am truly sorry. 😦 Although I achieved my goal of being free from blogs and blogging for half a year, looking back, I think I hastily took this hiatus.
Why? Why did I take this leave of absence?
A colleague of mine shared a powerful quote a few days ago and I’d thought it would be important to share it with you: Having a goal gives life purpose. Reflecting on your journey gives meaning to life. Wow! These … Continue reading Give Meaning To Life
As 2009 transitioned to 2010, I reflected on how the conditional cognition blog grew over the past year and decided to look over the handy WordPress.com stats to gather information to process. Since I review the stats fairly frequently to better understand how people get to this blog and peruse its pages, I wasn’t blown away by any surprises; yet, I do still think it’s worth sharing the info with my readers, particularly my new readership. 😉
I just wanted to wish everybody and their families much health, wealth and happiness in 2010. SDP79R5JDC82 Continue reading Happy New Year!