Hubris is a Greek word. It means behaviour calculated to humiliate and degrade brought on by having fallen low – being open to the shameful charge of being useless and so being dependent on others. So you could say that what Tsipras is doing is acting as an ancient Greek – in refusing to be humiliated by the EU.
And this is admirable. But and there is always a but – the Greeks must surely see their own part in their humiliation. And by clinging to the Euro and the EU, they are only prolonging hubris. Sooner or later, they will have to believe that they can make their own recovery and learn their own lessons?
And where Greece goes, we all must go.
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by Sophia Yasmeen
Our inner orchestra is made up of different musical instruments. These instruments are our memories, desires, tendencies, mind, beliefs, emotions, feelings, fears, intuition, judgements, creativity, our imagination...
Who is the director of this orchestra? You. Who are you? You – the consciousness, you - the soul, you – the being. When you direct your inner orchestra well, you can remain unaffected by external influences. If you, the director of the orchestra, close your eyes for a few moments and cover up your ears, what happens to the orchestra? The music is not very harmonious or sweet; it is noisy and you
suffer. To make the orchestra play according to the inner voice of your being, according to your purest intentions and values, you simply have to be awake, alert and attentive, and listen with your heart, not with your physical heart but with the heart of your being.
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