Congruence Quotes

Quotes tagged as "congruence" (showing 1-6 of 6)
“Most people don't mind being stupid, insomuch that they do not appear stupid; appearance and being are seldom simultaneous, congruent, and conclusive.”
Justin K. McFarlane Beau

John Bradshaw

The good of boy myth and the nice gal are a kind of social conformity myth. They create a real paradox when put together with the "rugged individual" part of the Success Myth. How can I be a rugged individual, be my own man and conform at the same time? Conforming means "Don't make a wave", "Don't rock the boat". Be a nice gal or a good ol' boy. This means that we have to pretend a lot.

"We are taught to be nice and polite. We are taught that these behaviors (most often lies) are better than telling the truth. Our churches, schools, and politics are rampant with teaching dishonesty (saying things we don't mean and pretending to feel ways we don't feel). We smile when we feel sad; laugh nervously when dealing with grief; laugh at jokes we don't think are funny; tell people things to be polite that we surely don't mean."
- Bradshaw On: The Family”
John Bradshaw, Healing the Shame that Binds You

John Derbyshire
“Mathematicians call it “the arithmetic of congruences.” You can think of it as clock arithmetic. Temporarily replace the 12 on a clock face with 0. The 12 hours of the clock now read 0, 1, 2, 3, … up to 11. If the time is eight o’clock, and you add 9 hours, what do you get? Well, you get five o’clock. So in this arithmetic, 8 + 9 = 5; or, as mathematicians say, 8 + 9 ≡ 5 (mod 12), pronounced “eight plus nine is congruent to five, modulo twelve.”
John Derbyshire, Prime Obsession: Bernhard Riemann and the Greatest Unsolved Problem in Mathematics

Kamand Kojouri
“Work. Good, honest work, whether it’s working with your hands to create an artwork, or manual labour, brings forth a sense of divinity at play. The only prerequisite is that whatever the work is, it is done sincerely and in congruence with the soul’s true origin and intent, then, without any effort, one experiences a flow, wherein one feels a part of the plan of the entire universe.”
Kamand Kojouri

“When you do something you know you shouldn't, or when you don't do something you should, you are affected by more than the decision in the moment. You may have a mistake to clean up and have to deal with the consequences of your decision. More than that you will have to deal with the psychological impact of your action or inaction. When you don't act in congruence with your authentic, true self it creates internal conflict. This conflict in turn creates discomfort, guilt, shame and stress. These in turn lead to further problems. Perhaps, they will further weaken your impulse-control, especially when stress is involved. Perhaps, this will affect your self-esteem. What happens when you no longer advocate for yourself? What happens when you are not acting as your own friend? You will not make the best decisions to benefit yourself. You may even sabotage yourself. You may even punish yourself. I can't stress enough how very important it is to remain true to who you are: To act in congruence with your true self.”
Akiroq Brost

“Are you doing what you need to, to get to where you want to go? Take inventory. If you want to be healthy, are you doing what it takes to be as healthy as you can be? If you want to develop a skill, are you investing time and effort into that skill? If you want to better yourself in any area, are you doing something, anything to create some movement in that area? You can't expect results if you don't at least put the effort in. Start there. Every little thing, every little step counts. It is amazing how much those little things, those little efforts can add up to make a huge impact. Start today, don't delay.”
Akiroq Brost