rev·er·ence /ˈrev(ə)rəns/

1. deep respect for someone or something. 

synonyms: high esteem, high regard, great respect, acclaim, admiration, approbation, approval, appreciation, estimation, favor, recognition 


1. regard or treat with deep respect. 

synonyms: revere, respect, admire, think highly of, have a high opinion of, hold in high regard, esteem, hold in (high) esteem, think much of, approve of, appreciate, cherish, value, set (great) store by, prize, treasure, look up to 

Perspective Matters (video)

"For there are two rules to keep at ready: that there is nothing good or bad outside my own reasoned choice and that we shouldn't try to lead events but to follow them." (Epictetus, Discourses 3.10)

"The cause of my irritation is not in this person but in me." (Anthony DeMello, Jesuit Priest)

Beware the Voice in Your Head

Seneca tells the story of the philosopher Crates, who was walking in Athens when he saw a young man talking to no one around. “What are you doing?” Crates asked. “I am talking to myself,” the man replied. “Be careful,” Crates told him, “for you are communing with a bad man!”
Whether this young man was in fact a bad kid or not, Seneca doesn’t say. One suspects Crates was joking—unless it was his practice to go around insulting complete strangers. Or it may have been that Crates was referring less to the quality of that stranger’s soul and was instead making a more general point about the dialogues we are all prone to having with ourselves—conversations that are hardly productive or healthy.
The writer Anne Lamott spoke of a radio station, KFKD (K-Fucked) which plays in far too many our heads:
"Out of the right speaker in your inner ear will come the endless stream of self-aggrandizement, the recitation of one’s specialness, of how much more open and gifted and brilliant and knowi…


Marcus Aurelius


“You are not your body and hair-style, but your capacity for choosing well. If your choices are beautiful, so too will you be.” (Epictetus)




True art in this perfect melting pot of Rush/Pink Floyd/Doors/Kansas/jazz-style prog masterpiece. How they keep it together after the 2:00 mark is pure magic: