27 thoughts on “Old Wisdom”

  1. This is a truth that most of us have not learned or keep learning. So often we put our own image on top of things. We imagine how they “should” be and get upset when they’re not that way. Or, we lament that they aren’t like they used to be.
    Either way, we’re missing out on how things are right now, right in front of us.
    I wonder why?

  2. I agree, it’s not always easy to live in the present moment. We plan for future or worry about something that may never be and we tend to look back and get stuck there although we know the past can not be relived or changed. I have not figured out why…

  3. Reblogged this on Teacher as Transformer and commented:
    I shared this with my students on a regular basis in an effort to help them understand the world and our self as always changing phenomena. It is hard for adults to come to grips with Heraclitus’ thinking, let alone junior high students.

    1. So true. Excellent teaching. Seeing ourselves as continuously changing is probably even more difficult than understanding the change around us.

  4. Love the makeover 🙂
    Yes, as your title suggests, perhaps what’s best about this quote is the fact that something that was true in Ionia around 1500 years ago is still relevant today. How many of today’s great and powerful people will be able to claim that!

    1. Thanks, I like it too and still tinkering in the margins. And you’re right about the longevity of this quote 🙂

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