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Can you step in the same river twice? Wittgenstein vs. Heraclitus

'I am not a religious man,' the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein once said to a friend, 'but I cannot help seeing every problem from a religious point of view.' These problems that he claims to see from a religious point of view tend to be technical matters of logic and language. Wittgenstein trained as an engineer before he turned to philosophy, and he draws on mundane metaphors of gears, levers and machinery. Where you find the word 'transcendent' in Wittgenstein's writings, you'll likely find ...
Tags: Psychology, Religion, Innovation, Philosophy, Mind, Debate, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Heraclitus, Wittgenstein, Meister Eckhart, Ancient World, Parmenides, David EganThis

How to Keep Rolling Through Rhythm-Changing Events

According to Greek philosopher Heraclitus, the only true constant in life is change. Change comes in all forms, big and small. Bracing for change is tricky. When met with unexpected detours, we must adapt. Detours are responsible for changing the way we operate–often permanently. Research has shown that rhythm-changing events create a sense of crisis for change, generate new ways of working, and enhance awareness of time as a resource. While there is no true formula for adapting to these events,...
Tags: Events, Adaptation, Detour, Speaking, Heraclitus, Resiliency, Presentation Hacks, Pandemic, Adapt, Resilient, Backup Plan, Presentation Event, Prevention-orientation, Adapting, Rhythm-changing Event

Heading upriver

A river's only consistent attribute is change. As the Greek philosopher Heraclitus remarked, 'No man ever steps in the same river twice.' Although this dynamic nature is often out of sight and mind, forgetting about it has led to many a historical catastrophe.
Tags: Science, Heraclitus

ARRL HF Band Plan Committee submits final recommendation

At the recent ARRL board meeting, the HF Band Plan Committee submitted its final recommendation. A couple of days ago, a friend of mine emailed me about it: Seen the new proposal? I’m not seeing much chatter about it which seems weird. Of course, in typical ARRL fashion when they want to slide it by with little protest they keep it on the down low. The news item has been up for a week – no chatter. Seeing anything online? I haven’t seen much aside from this Reddit post. Thinking that this was...
Tags: Regulations, Radio, Reddit, Rules, Ann Arbor, Heraclitus, BCE, ARRL, Enforcement, ACDS, Frequency Privileges, Entry Level License Committee, HF Band Plan Committee

Successful Aging: How to handle the fear and isolation of the pandemic

Q. I just celebrated my 80th birthday and am basically quite content. However, living through a pandemic is not how I envisioned my later years, living in fear, relative isolation and with tremendous uncertainty. I know there are no guarantees in life, but our current situation is one that I could never imagine or even prepare for. How does one come to grips with this? I hope change comes within my lifetime. F.S. Dear F.S. There likely are millions of older Americans who can identify with your f...
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"No man ever steps in the same river twice. For it's not the same river, and he's not the same man." ―  Heraclitus [Author: Will Cooper ]
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21 Epigrams Every Man Should Live By

With our archives now 3,500+ articles deep, we’ve decided to republish a classic piece each Friday to help our newer readers discover some of the best, evergreen gems from the past. This article was originally published in January 2018. Editor’s note: This is a guest article from Ryan Holiday.  As long as man has been alive, he has been collecting little sayings about how to live. We find them carved in the rock of the Temple of Apollo and etched as graffiti on the walls of Pompeii. They appear...
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How Cloud Computing has Impacted Project Management

“Change is the only constant in life” said Heraclitus, a Greek philosopher. Nowhere is this truer than when technology is harnessed to successfully... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Business, Blogging, Heraclitus

Lance Olsen's Playlist for His Novel "My Red Heaven"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Roxane Gay, and many others. Lance Olsen's novel My Red Heaven is bold and inventive in its form without sacrificing readability. Another must-read book from a writer never afraid to take chances. Publishers We...
Tags: Music, Florida, Wikipedia, Germany, Nazis, Berlin, David, David Bowie, Slavoj Zizek, Hitler, Lou Reed, Thomas Pynchon, Nick Cave, Weimar, Trump, Bowie

The ever evolving adventure of SEO

Have you optimized your website for search engines like Google? How about now? How about now? I’m being a bit tongue-in-cheek, of course. But a lot of organizations think that SEO is something you do when you first build a website — and then you’re good to go! The reality is that SEO properly done is an ongoing practice that needs updating to remain effective. If it isn’t already, an SEO audit should be part of your 2020 plans. Why? As Greek philosopher Heraclitus said, “You could not step twi...
Tags: Google, Marketing, Don, Heraclitus, Zazzle Media

Myra Melford: Freedom and Form

Like so many of today’s most exciting music creators, Myra Melford is not easy to categorize, although she is “happy” being described as a jazz musician, and that is how most of her music has been characterized and marketed for decades. “Jazz is an inclusive music,” she exclaimed when she visited us at the New Music USA office in September. In recent years, however, she has also been creating compositions for so-called contemporary classical ensembles such as the San Francisco Contemporary Music...
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Video premiere: Sara Melson, ‘Same River’

Sara Melson’s graceful, buoyant folk-pop has always tackled life’s heavier stuff, and somewhere between their doe-eyed vulnerability and steely-eyed resolve, her songs seems to lighten the load of whatever baggage you’re toting. The inevitability of change is the topic on the table in her new single, “Same River.” Here, the songwriter cribs from Greek philosopher Heraclitus, who wrote: “No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river, and he’s not the same man.” Says Melso...
Tags: Video, Music, Featured, Harvard, Local Artist, Melson, Heraclitus, Rick Parker, Sara Melson, Danny Hechter Badflower Jordan McGraw, Huron Joseph Arthur BRMC Parker, Same River

What Is Logos in the Bible? A Short and Extended Answer

More than the name of this blog and our Bible study software, logos (which we pronounce LOW-goess . . .  and LAH-gahss) is an important Greek word in biblical and theological studies. “ Logos is arguably the most debated and most discussed word in the Greek New Testament,” writes Douglas Estes in his entry on this word in the Lexham Bible Dictionary (a free resource from Lexham Press) . What does logos mean, and why is it significant for Christian theology and biblical stu...
Tags: Religion, Articles, Jesus, Christian, John, Christ, Logos, Matthew, Corinthians, Alexandria, Philo, Jesus Christ, Bible Study, Antioch, Carson, Hegel

What do you want from your writing now?

If you’ve been writing for any length of time it’s time for you to think about what  you want from your writing now. That’s because as the pre-Socratic Greek Heraclitus is reputed... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Freelance, Heraclitus, Way Off The Subject, Or Not

On the Horizon Appears … a New Frontier

“Change is the only constant in life,” said the Greek philosopher Heraclitus, who probably didn’t envision the remarkable lifespan of the second-generation Nissan Frontier. Debuting in 2004 as a 2005 model, the second-gen Frontier soldiers on as a rugged and more affordable option in the growing midsize field. But it’s this growing field that belatedly […] The post On the Horizon Appears … a New Frontier appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Trucks, Nissan, Frontier, Nissan Frontier, New Frontier, Heraclitus, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, Midsize Pickups, Nissan Frontier Debuting

Moving? Switching jobs? Your lifestyle changes could mean more money in the bank

If you purchase something through MashStash, Mashable might earn some cash through an affiliate commission. The Greek philosopher Heraclitus sagely said that change is the only constant. In modern times, that couldn't be truer. With the rise of flexible and remote job opportunities, millennials especially tend to live life in flux, making geographical shifts as frequently as job shifts. It follows then that we need more flexible ways to manage our money and our spending habits. Good news: ...
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Jordan Spieth knows 'what's wrong with Jordan Spieth and what's right with Jordan Spieth'

HONOLULU — “What's wrong with Jordan Spieth?” is a question that has been posed plenty of times before. There were two significant interludes of “What's wrong with Jack Nicklaus?” in the career of golf's greatest major championship player. Or as the Greek philosopher Heraclitus wrote, “The way upward and the way downward is one and the same.” And to think, Heraclitus, born in 535 BC, who came to be known as “the weeping philosopher” because of his melancholy disposition, never pic...
Tags: News, Golf, Jack Nicklaus, Jordan Spieth, Honolulu, Heraclitus

Help your business thrive through challenging times with Agile

The philosopher Heraclitus observed, “Everything changes and nothing stands still.” Although not directed at business leaders, this phrase nevertheless rings true. British business leaders are faced with numerous changes that threaten revenues in 2019: Technological change. Fierce competition and market disruptors. Economic uncertainty (perhaps due to Brexit negotiations and other geopolitical developments). How can we tackle these challenges? Traditional business practices such as restructur...
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Change Suicidal Thoughts by Asking “Says Who?” 

In my book, Says Who? How One Simple Question Can Change the Way You Think Forever, I’ve created a method for transforming negative and fear-based thoughts that cause emotional turmoil, such as anxiety or depression. For many years as a young actress, I experienced severe anxiety. It wasn’t until I went into Jungian analysis that I came face to face with a deep-seated, fear-based thought that I’d buried deep in my subconscious. By unburying it, I was able to realize how it was the direct cau...
Tags: Psychology, Books, Suicide, Self-help, Depression, Suicidal Thoughts, Heraclitus

The Story Behind Raphael’s Masterpiece ‘The School of Athens’ And the Zoroaster Connection

Long before Rafael the hotheaded, red eye mask wearing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle entertained children onscreen, there was Rafael the esteemed painter who’d won over a cultured crowd of art connoisseurs. By his mid-20s, Raphael Sanzio was already a star. At the top of his game, this master of the Italian Renaissance had been invited by the pope to live in Rome, where he would spend the rest of his days. Starting in 1509 he began decorating the first of four rooms in the Papal Palace. Collective...
Tags: Opinion, Life, Rome, Athens, Raphael, Florence, Aristotle, Plato, St Peter, Giorgio Vasari, Socrates, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Euclid, Rafael, Julius

Why Giving Attention is So Important

Giving others our full attention is such a simple thing, and yet how often do we do it? Whether the person we are with is dying or living, attention is one of the greatest treasures we can give them. It is only when you bring all your senses to bear on whoever or whatever is in front of you that you will know how to proceed. We tend to approach most things with preconceived ideas. We carry forward whatever we noticed on earlier occasions, in the belief that it will be useful this time. There is ...
Tags: Zen, Inspiration, Mindfulness, Heraclitus, Brilliance, Being Present, Dogen, Gahan Wilson

Rethinking the Role of Professional Membership Organizations

The Greek philosopher Heraclitus is as saying the only thing that is constant is change.” As lawyers, we often resist the tides of changes, by resting on the comfort of status quo and the notion that stare decisis is written in stone. The Court in Carter v. Canada (Attorney General) recognized that the doctrine of precedent is fundamental to our legal system, as it provides some certainty, but stated at para 44, However, stare decisis is not a straitjacket that condemns the law to stasis. Chan...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Court, Toronto, Canada, Craig, CBA, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Carter, CPD, Morin, Heraclitus, Semple, Justice Issues, Practice of Law: Future of Practice

The Organizing Secret No One Tells You — That Can Change Any Life

J ust after midnight, I’m standing there in the kitchen swigging back a bit of a bottle. The house that looks like a stampede of wild horses had rode through mad sometime after dinner. I have no idea why there are several splayed dolls, tangled balls of yarn and the innards of some mechanical car remains strewn across the living room floor  — with a gentle dusting of allen wrenches everywhere. I’m not saying that the whole thing wouldn’t drive a woman to drink whatever she found in the fridge. ...
Tags: Hope, Religion, Lent, Ford, Faith, Jesus, John, Christ, Heraclitus, Malakai, Bible Reading, Missing Him, Levi Voskamp Levi Voskamp, Christ Church Calendar, The Abundant Way, Heraclitus John

21 Epigrams Every Man Should Live By

Editor’s note: This is a guest article from Ryan Holiday.  As long as man has been alive, he has been collecting little sayings about how to live. We find them carved in the rock of the Temple of Apollo and etched as graffiti on the walls of Pompeii. They appear in the plays of Shakespeare, the commonplace book of H. P. Lovecraft, the collected proverbs of Erasmus, and the ceiling beams of Montaigne’s study. Today, they’re recorded on iPhones and in Evernote. But whatever generation is doing it...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, Cheryl Strayed, Life, China, Russia, America, Rome, David, Harvard, Winston Churchill, Oxford, Kansas, Warren Buffett, Jesus, Napoleon Bonaparte

Things I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You

There are many questions I have pondered during my sojourn. Some of them are new, such as “Why was there never a Scooby-Doo Movie where they teamed up with P-Funk?” Some of them are as old as time. Okay, maybe not that old. But this one dates back to the time of Heraclitus. “When is a Twinkie not a Twinkie?” There has been much debate on this subject. One thing on which I think we can all agree is that the nature of the cream filling is usually not a deciding factor. After all, the crea...
Tags: Health, Food, Stimuli, America, Beer, Dinosaurs, Tim Ferriss, Cirque, Moreau, Heraclitus, Twinkies

Creativity in Business

  “Is it a yes, or is it a no? [Michael Ray] When we're stumped or stuck into over-analyzing something, this is what we should ask ourselves, according to Michael Ray, who has taught a Stanford course on Personal Creativity in Business for more than a quarter century. That simple tip of relying on our gut for an answer is one of Ray's many lessons, mostly counter intuitive.     They tap into old age principles and wisdom — “if you're in a hurry, slow down,” my mother would says, and it turn...
Tags: Stanford, Marketing, Grant, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Ray, Northwestern University, Michael Ray, Adam Grant, Wharton, Tim Harford, Daniel Oppenheimer, Webber, Moog, Heraclitus, Teresa Amabile, Valeria Maltoni

Modern Day Proverbs

It’s amazing to think, as many scholars argue, that the Book of Proverbs originates from ordinary people, whose sayings were collected by scribes in Jerusalem and eventually became part of the Bible. Proverbs, both religious and secular, are sayings we humans live by, and which we formulate while living. W. H. Auden compiled a book of them spanning all of world history, while others like Ben Franklin wrote many of his own. For awhile now, I’ve wanted to ask my own friends and acquaintances for t...
Tags: Featured, Religion, Jerusalem, Culture, Ben Franklin, Jesus, Joy, Quotations, Don, Blair, Patrick Mansfield, Chris Johnson, Frank Black, Heraclitus, Auden, Jack Fischer

Constant Motion.

Stan Carey has a fine Macmillan column on the fact that language constantly changes and there’s nothing we can do about it, so we might as well accept it: Understandably, this unsettles people. We may refuse to accept a new usage, especially if the change happens in our lifetime: Why can’t words stay as they are, with a fixed meaning and sound and use? Words here can be a substitute for deeper concerns. We tend to prefer when things are stable, and find instability disturbing. The converse also ...
Tags: Uncategorized, Linguistics, Macmillan, Heraclitus, Stan Carey, Stanford Encyclopedia

"Everything changes and nothing remains still, you cannot step twice into the same stream" vs. Occidentali's Karma

Francesco Gabbani won Festival di Sanremo 2017 with his catchy song “Occidentali’s Karma” (“Westerners’ Karma”) and will represent Italy during Eurovison 2017 song contest. You don't often hear quotes from William Shakespeare and Erich Fromm in the the first two lines of a song:Excerpts from the lyrics:"Internet experts,Honorary members of the selfie-addicted anonymousCleverness is out of fashion,Easy answers,Pointless dilemmas.Whatever happens, panta rheiAnd 'Singing in The Rain'."The phrase pa...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Music, Italy, William Shakespeare, Eurovision, Rhea, Plato, Erich Fromm, Heraclitus, Ves Dimov, Occidentali, Francesco Gabbani, Simplicius

"On Trump: to the Gods all things are beautiful"

Ronald Tiersky January 2017 About Trump: to the Gods all things are beautiful Thus said Heraclitus, "To the Divinity, all things are beautiful, good and right, but men, on the other hand, deem some things right and others wrong." This is not a usual American way of thinking. But the ancient Greek philosopher, a pagan not a Judeo-Christian, is wise counsel in orienting oneself during these first weeks of the Trump administration. At ground zero in American politics...
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