Philosophy

My life is heavily influenced by the Tao, Kabbalah, Zen, Buddhism, Judeo-Christian philosophies and Egyptology, among other things.  Below you will find some of my favorite quotes, stories and personal thoughts.

A lot of people in life will try and tell you what you can and can not do. Do not believe them!

Jonathan M. Fields –  Jan 4, 2012 – 4:02 am Eastern Standard Time

You know everything you need to know. You may just not be aware of it yet. You possess the answers to all your questions. You just have to listen deeply and trust in YOU.

– J.M. Fields 8.13.2013

When it comes to matters of thirst; for spiritual, emotional, physical, mental and material wealth, drink slow and with grace.

– J.M. Fields 8.27.2013

Creation in art is the psychic unfolding of the personality…

– Bruce Lee

Art reaches its greatest peak when devoid of self consciousness. Freedom discovers man the moment he loses concern over what impression he is making or about to make.

– Bruce Lee

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

– Leonardo da Vinci-

Governing a large country is like cooking a small fish

– by Lao Tzu, Chapter 60 of the Tao Te Ching – To me, this means that when you are working on a large project or managing others, you should watch closely, but don’t over do it or micro-manage.

When the power of love, overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace..

– Jimi Hendrix

“On matters of style, swim with the current, on matters of principle, stand like a rock.”

– Thomas Jefferson

“I’m a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it”

– Thomas Jefferson

Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do.

– Benjamin Franklin

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.

– Benjamin Franklin

Content makes poor men rich; discontent makes rich men poor.

– Benjamin Franklin

Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage.

– Confucius

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.

– Confucius

It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get.

– Confucius

I believe in everything until it’s disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it’s in your mind. Who’s to say that dreams and nightmares aren’t as real as the here and now?

– John Lennon

 My role in society, or any artist’s or poet’s role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all.

– John Lennon

Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.

– John Lennon

A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes.

– Mahatma Gandhi

An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.

– Mahatma Gandhi

A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.

– Oscar Wilde

He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.

– Socrates

All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.

– Albert Einstein

Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.

– Albert Einstein

Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.

– Albert Einstein

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

– Albert Einstein

More coming soon…

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