"Regina's Gems"


Afflatus is from Latin afflatus, past participle of afflare: "A divine imparting of knowledge; inspiration"

"To attain knowledge, add things every day. To attain wisdom, remove things every day."
Lao Tse

"A friend you see as gold and silver reflects your own precious qualities."

"Let me own strength in order to transform everything I am able to change. Let me accept things that I cannot change. And may I hold the wisdom to distinguish one from another."

A student once asked his teacher, "Master, what is enlightenment?" The master replied, "When hungry, eat. When tired, sleep".

"Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree."
Martin Luther

"Only in growth, reform and change, paradoxically enough, is true security to be found."
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"Do your homework before it does you."
Chuck Spezzano

"You get what you tolerate."
Laurence Moss


Seven steps to Genius every day - Leonardo da Vinci

A Zen master's student was to have his last exercise. Early morning the master told him to get ready for his most important lesson to mastery. "Prepare tea for me and afterwards you shall interpret my dream" he told him. The pupil concocted tea which his teacher drank thoughtfully. "And now" the master said, "interpret my last night's dream". "But" uttered the student, "you already drank your tea!" "Congratulations," said the elder smiling wisely "you passed the exam".