Why We Lie, and the Value of Truthfulness

I think that most of us are familiar with the story of young George Washington chopping down his father’s beloved cherry tree.  When confronted by his father, George replies, “I cannot tell a lie. I chopped down the cherry tree.”  Having admiration for his son’s honesty, the father decides not to punish him. The story … Continue reading Why We Lie, and the Value of Truthfulness

The Wisdom of Unknowing

  There are many who believe that they have all the answers, but the answers they have are often borrowed from others.  And when we hold to such information with unwavering conviction we leave little room for true understanding. There was a professor who had been studying Zen philosophy for many years, and one day … Continue reading The Wisdom of Unknowing