Friday, January 21, 2011

The Road to Inner Peace and Happiness

"First say to yourself what you would be' and then do what you have to do."
-Epictetus


Epictetus

Born a Greek slave in  AD 55, Wikipedia describes the stoic as believing philosophy is more than a state of mind. It is a way of life. The authors there condensed his thought o the road to personal happiness and peace of mind to be, "Suffering arises from trying to control what is uncontrollable, or from neglecting what is within our power...human beings have a duty to care for all fellow humans." 

The quote was found on the Diamond Bar City Hall Weekly News issued today by City Manager James DeStefano.  

Wisdom is timeless. She is not bound to economic class, ethnic origin or political party. To live in a city which honors these words of a man born a slave- is priceless.


Diamond Bar Community Center at Night

Image of Community Center at the top of Grand at Summit Ridge from the Diamond Bar Photo Album

3 comments:

Oregon Sue said...

Interesting. Quite a city hall. We are so in the boonies.... xoox

Anonymous said...

Sue, No that isn't our city hall. That's our Diamond Bar Community Center. We are so proud of it. We have all kinds of events there. So many folks from neighboring cities come to events there and tell me they are sooo jealous! lol
It is really quite expensive to rent it for an event but the ones we attend there are wonderful! Standing out on the outside deck and looking out over the fabulous light of the valley is something to make you gasp! Beautiful!
Our city has purchased a wonderful new building which will be our city hall on the second floor and the the library on the first floor. Can't wait until it's finished and we get the tour!

Hugs, Trish

lolly said...

Amazing blog. The soldier talking about his meds blew me away. Your talking about your mom made me go straight into my heart and fee the same for my mom. I wanted to come over to taste of the menu for super bowl but alas I am going elsewhere. I have no recollection of the call with Gerry. Your flowers, bushes and trees are a "Knock Your Socks Off.! Love, Lolly