“Life is an unfoldment, and the further we travel the more truth we can comprehend. To understand the things that are at our door is the best preparation for understanding those that lie beyond.” -Hypatia
Women from across the globe and even from a different period in time are a great source of inspiration to us. The intellectuals, challenging the thought process of the greats. They were philosophers, dreamers, some were even called witches. Hypatia is one such woman. A leading teacher in Egypt during the 4th century, she tutored students in astronomy and the philosophy of Plato and Aristotle. However she was labeled, the fact that she was seen as a threat to the common day man’s struggle with superstition, myth, fantasy and facts says more about the widespread influence to her peers. Her knowledge and intellectual skill threatened the religion and politics of her time. Caught between the political struggle of church and government she was an easy target. She lost her life unjustly but used her most powerful skill influencing the intellect of her students. Utilizing the power of the mind. May we always be open to what those who have paved the way have to teach us and have the courage to follow in their path.
“Reserve your right to think, for even to think wrongly is better than not to think at all. In fact men will fight for a superstition quite as quickly as for a living truth – often more so, since a superstition is so intangible you cannot get at it to refute it, but truth is a point of view, and so is changeable.” -Hypatia
Shop: The Badminton