Age, Maturity & Wisdom

This proverb has been a favorite of mine for some time: “Youth run everywhere and, yet, see nothing. The old sit quietly in one place and see everything.” I appreciate the respect for age, maturity, and wisdom possessed by many other cultures of the world....

Knowing Self

Whether we want to admit it or not, we all possess strengths and weaknesses that help to define who we are as a person. While our strengths are typically what we present to the rest of the world, our weaknesses are usually relegated to a hidden place. I like to...

Greater Intuitive Insights

Being observant of things out of balance is a key to gaining greater intuitive insights. The following Bamana proverb can probably be applied to a plethora of ideas and concepts. I like it because it is common sense: “When the rabbit insults a hawk his companion is...

Concerning Consciousness

Here’s another one of those proverbs which was embedded somewhere in the back of my mind from years ago. Some years back when I was working in the community doing “Rites-of-Passage” programs, I was fond of using these words. I loved watching the way...

Being at ease with your decisions

As I was finishing up an article I just posted in my “Why I Do What I Do” section, titled “Little Black Boy Back of the Class”, this proverb presented itself to me: “When you agree to walk with a child, you agree to walk slowly.” It...

Valuing Self

I posted previously about Fools and being Foolish. While I was completing that writing, another one of the proverbs dealing with fools and foolishness popped into my head. As they say, “there is no proverb without an occasion.” My only regret is that, over...