It has been a month since I announced the relaunch of Sharpen the Blades. Since that time, I have retired from full time teaching and have blogged on same and more through posts including Own It and The Heroic Protagonist and Character Leadership Education and Return on Character among others. For today and now, I humbly encourage you to dive into the afore noted posts.

That said, I do offer these words from Seneca.

  • “Putting things off is the biggest waste of life: it snatches away each day as it comes, and denies us the present by promising the future. The greatest obstacle to living is expectancy, which hangs upon tomorrow and loses today. You are arranging what lies in Fortune’s control, and abandoning what lies in yours. What are you looking at? To what goal are you straining? The whole future lies in uncertainty: live immediately.”

And Marcus Aurelius said, “Remember how long you’ve been putting this off, how many extensions the gods gave you, and you didn’t use them. At some point you have to recognize what the world it is that you belong to; what power rules it and from what source you spring; that there is a limit to the time assigned you, and if you don’t use it to free yourself it will be gone and will never return.”

Bahá’u’lláh said, “Let each morn be better than its eve and each morrow richer than its yesterday.”

Living in the present, looking forward. It is speaking to me. Going forward and starting next Week, I will be using this blog as a pseudo journal-like exercise applying my own work and Service to my path forward… living present, looking forward. It is intended and hoped to be of value to anyone charting next course, if you will.

Barry Lewis Green, The Unity Guy with Epic Engage.

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“Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

Human greatness does not lie in wealth or power, but in character and goodness. People are just people, and all people have faults and shortcomings, but all of us are born with a basic goodness. ― Anne Frank