Saturday, November 11

“Follow good and wise people as the moon follows the path of the stars.”
— The Dhammapada

Today’s Excerpt:

Follow Good and Wise Examples, and Be Yourself

People who are worth emulating are people who are uniquely themselves. As the poet and playwright Oscar Wilde wrote, “Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.”

In the end, all our role models have flaws and qualities that aren’t worth emulating, and none of them can replace our inner compass and individual purpose. Still they can guide us to be our best selves.

Here are a few ideas of how you might connect and remember your role models:

  • Create a gallery of pictures of your role models to remind you of the qualities you want to embody in your life.
  • Put a picture of your individual wisdom council in a place you can see it each day.
  • Choose an item — a poster, a pinecone, a necklace, etc. — that reminds you of the person and qualities.


Role Models