The Triple-Filter Test

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The Triple-Filter Test

In ancient Greece, Socrates was reputed to hold knowledge in high esteem. One day an acquaintance met the great philosopher and said, “Do you know what I just heard about your friend?”

“Hold on a minute,” Socrates replied. “Before you talk to me about my friend, it might be good idea to take a moment and filter what you’re going to say. That’s why I call it the triple filter test. The first filter is Truth. Have you made absolutely sure that what you are about to tell me is true?”

“Well, no,” the man said, “actually I just heard about it and…”

“All right,” said Socrates. “So you don’t really know if it’s true or not. Now, let’s try the second filter, the filter of Goodness. Is what you are about to tell me about my friend something good?”

“Umm, no, on the contrary…”

“So,” Socrates continued, “you want to tell me something bad about my friend, but you’re not certain it’s true. You may still pass the test though, because there’s one filter left—the filter of Usefulness. Is what you want to tell me about my friend going to be useful to me?”

“No, not really.”

“Well,” concluded Socrates, “if what you want to tell me is neither true, nor good, nor even useful, why tell it to me at all?”


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Life is full of beginnings…and they are presented to everyone.

You may have lost innumerable opportunities, but be happy that you haven’t lost your precious life. Life on its own is a sublime blessing. So face this day, for it has brought you a new version of yourself.You are an unconditional maker of your own fate, be that fate what you may. Play a positive mental movie within your mind, and consistently project it to your outward life in the form of good conditions.Be happy and self-motivated as you create your life’s conditions. Nothing appears ready made, there is always a changing, a growing and a becoming…. so don’t look back, but rather look up to the face of your positive life and conquer the ills-of-life.

You can start over again! Do not even think about quitting now! It is easy to replay in your mind how things did not work, how much you lost, what you are going through, how angry you are. There is no amount of conversation or magic that is going to wipe the slate clean. You are wasting valuable time and energy that could be used to regain a new normal and start another version of your life. Even though you are hurt and you may be feeling down ~ stop kicking yourself! Face what has happened. Make the decision to start over again.

In life, friendships change…divorces happen…people move on and others die. Money and jobs will come and go. Live long enough and your health and body will change. It goes with the territory of being human. The fact that you are still here gives you an advantage. Do not look back. Look straight ahead!! Decide to use all of your knowledge, skills, experiences and your life lessons from your mistakes, defeats and setbacks, to start over again. Life changes. You may not have the same life as before, but you can still enjoy your life.


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Let us awaken now and realize there are greater vibrancy, joy, and freedom available to each of us.

Let us awaken now and realize there are greater vibrancy, joy, and freedom available to each of us. There is more feeling.. there is more power… there are more love and abundance. But gaining access rests on our shoulders, for only two things can change our lives: either something new comes into our lives, or something new comes from within. Let us not hope for mere chance to change our story; let us summon the courage to change it ourselves.

The desire to win is base on your faith ..You’re belief in you . Yes you can, Yes you can…Now start…Let know one Stop YOU!! ,Or hold you back. NO ONE!!


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Let us awaken now and realize there are greater vibrancy, joy, and freedom available to each of us.

Let us awaken now and realize there are greater vibrancy, joy, and freedom available to each of us. There is more feeling.. there is more power… there are more love and abundance. But gaining access rests on our shoulders, for only two things can change our lives: either something new comes into our lives, or something new comes from within. Let us not hope for mere chance to change our story; let us summon the courage to change it ourselves.

The desire to win is base on your faith ..You’re belief in you . Yes you can, Yes you can…Now start…Let know one Stop YOU!! ,Or hold you back. NO ONE!!