Quotes by Seneca

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.

Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.

If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.

Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.

We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.

There are more things, Lucilius, that frighten us than injure us, and we suffer more in imagination than in reality.

One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.

A great mind becomes a great fortune.

A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer’s hand.

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Hope Vs Illusion

Hope is a wonderful thing. May be the only thing. With hope, you can go miles and far and deep. You may continue even when everything seems to be not going in the way they must. It is Hope, apart from fear, that has kept us humans to survive on this Earth longer than it was expected.

Illusion, on the other hand, is a beautiful thing when mixed with visual aspect of life, creates a magical effect. Illusion in life, can as well, keep you doing things without any logical explanation or a background. You continue to behold your belief in your own illusion that something will happen for the best.

What is the difference between Illusion and Hope then ?

Well, it’s in the origin of the both the emotions or feelings, that lies the difference.

Hope comes from the constant steady slow but continuous canvas of little steps and the past interactions you had in the subject, that leads to a strong belief system, where you have a thought that says that may be something is out there which will make it happen or something that you are completely unaware of, which will work out in the end.

Illusion on the other hand comes up with your own cooked story without validation of the truth or evaluation of the happening in the surrounding. It lacks the base of any logical explanation. It is more based on the assumptions rather than a belief system. It is something that builds up by a continuous hit of same thoughts on to yourself.

Is Illusion a bad thing than Hope ?

Well, again it doesn’t essentially make any difference until the event or a situation comes to a completion of to what was it originally. If you have a situation where you hoped nonetheless without any basis that in the end it will work out and if it does work out, then whether it was an illusion or a hope, wouldn’t make a difference altogether. It would only start to make any difference, when the results are different than what you expected.

Is Hope something we should continue even when the results are otherwise ?

Most of it is subjective to the person in picture and the event or subject one is dealing with. However as again since the time of evolution, Hope often close relative of Illusion, has done wonderful and impossible things like enabling us humans to cross a river, climb a mountain, walk for hours in desert, persist in a relationship for years, continue to work hard for our goals and even in the worst of a possible human situations like prisons or stuck in debris, this feeling of hope has led us to continue survive, perform and evolve.

Pause. See. Restart.

Arise. Awake. Stop not until thy goal is achieved.

And what after that? You get lost?

Take a pause in whatever you are doing. Even stop reading the post for a minute.

O.K.

Now read.

You see when you take a conscious pause in whatever you are doing, you put efforts to see what’s happening in your surroundings and you come back to present world with your senses active.

We are driven by our subconscious in most of our daily activities. We don’t put a lot of efforts to sit in the couch and enjoy our favorite TV show. While browsing through internet most of the stuff we read or glance through, is not processed consciously.

We have been running a race in circle. Without an end line, we keep running in the laps, but even faster. We have no where to go.

So rather instead, don’t run blindly. Scoring a perfect GPA might not be something that you want.

Whatever you are running after in life 

  • Take a P.A.U.S.E
  • See. Observe. Record. Process.
  • Restart or Resume