May I introduce the being and thinking behind this blog. I am an educator, an author, and a student of life.
As a mentor, I massage learning; I facilitate discovery. As a scholar, I endeavor to energize minds. As an essayist, I explore. As a pupil, I devour wisdom. I am a person who consciously chooses not only to be; I choose to think. I am as you are, on a path towards enlightenment.
As a person who thought to peruse a site titled “Be-Think,” you too may be interested in the essence of our being and thought. Possibly, you probe in search of a treasure. I believe that the most valuable riches are within us. When we ponder our principles, as well as consider the insights of others, we grow wiser and more wondrous. Our worth increases. An individual open to expansive opportunities is precious and priceless.
It is my belief that our thoughts are the catalyst for our actions; for “As we think so shall we be.” I wonder; What will we be? Please explore with me, for . . .
We know what we are, but know not what we may be.”
~ Shakespeare: Hamlet, IV, c. 1601
As we delve deeply, we might wish to acknowledge the paradox that is “people.” Sadly, soooo much of what we think true is not what we say is sound. What we profess to believe in principle is frequently contrary to what we claim is correct. Our truest beliefs are often buried beneath the surface. Few of us can proclaim to be consistent or knowledgeable when the subject is self. Yet, most of us have faith that we are familiar with all the is outside our being.
Please muse with me for a moment. How often do you say that you will succeed and yet you suspect that you will not? Do you hear yourself speak optimistically while your inner self shouts out words of gloom and doom. Have you spoken of yourself confidently, decidedly self-assured. Perhaps, at the time you genuinely felt certain of who you were. Then, seconds later, when alone with yourself, you discovered that you had no idea who you might be? You realized, all that you trusted to be real, was but an illusion. Once verifiable facts were, indeed, errors.
As you enter BeThink, please contemplate the term reality. Reflect upon the notion that what we truly believe may be learned. We are taught to think, to be, [to say, to do, to feel], and to believe as we do when we are very, very, very young, before we realize that there are other options. Sadly, some of us never reflect and realize that the truth for others is as ours. Each of us was told to honor a veracity. Yet, these absolutes vary. Hence, humans argue needlessly over actualities. Perchance, that is why, BeThink exists.
Here, anyone can safely ponder.
In this site, opportunities are offered to open minds. At BeThink, we acknowledge that facts are fluid. We may know and yet, not understand all at once. Hence, we come together here to stimulate thoughts that avail other options, alternatives beyond those that you, I, or we might have already imagined.
Let us hope to travel beyond, to journey together, to take a trip that is never ending. My desire is that our expedition is intellectually, emotionally, physiologically, psychologically, and spiritually expanding.
Mike Pinder, of the Moody Blues offers, as I believe. In 1968, he wrote . . .
“Thinking is the best way to travel . . .”
~ From “In Search of the lost Chord”
While thinking is the best way to travel, at least it is for me, I know and have faith that what we accept, and what we do with our observations affects our being. I offer a contemplation that changed me eternally. I believe that it is one of the most meaningful expressions ever voiced.
Horace Walpole; the father of the Gothic Novel. He lived in the 16th century, yet, for me, his wisdom is timeless. His male parent was the first Prime Minister of England and he himself was a Member of Parliament. The Earl of Oxford writes . . .
“For those who think, life is a comedy.
For those who feel, life is a tragedy.”
~ Horace Walpole [Father of Gothic Novels, Member of Parliament]
Might we smile, laugh, and look at the foolishness that is our lives. For I believe that we all feel, and if we choose to think through the feelings, we will find such folly, funniness, and fun. Therefore, I ask you to please tour with me, think, and be better, the best, and then even beyond! For, as Nicolaus Copernicus states . . .
“To know that we know what we know,
and to know that we do not know what we do not know,?that is true knowledge.”
~ Nicolaus Copernicus
[February 19, 1473 – May 24, 1543]
Astronomer, Mathematician; Proponent of Heliocentric Cosmic Model.
May your life be full and fulfilling. May [spiritual, emotional, intellectual, and conjointly physical] abundance be yours. May we all Be and Think . . . Betsy