Definitions: (1) ready or disposed to submit to a desire, demand, or proposal; (2) possessing a disposition to yield to others; flexible Synonyms: acquiescent, consensual, obedient, submissive Quote: The substance of the universe is obedient and compliant; and the reason which governs it has in itself no cause for doing evil, for it has no malice, nor does it … Read more


Definition: (1) freedom from agitation as a result of self-discipline; serene; tranquil; (2) the elements which constitute or make up a whole Synonyms: calm, cool, quiet, sedate Quote: When written in Chinese, the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity. — John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917–1963) 35th president of the … Read more


Definitions: (1) pleased <especially with oneself, one’s advantages, or one’s accomplishments>; self-satisfied; (2) pleasant; kindly; complaisant Derivation: Latin, com- “with” + placere “to please” To Far: self-righteous Comment: Many say don’t be complacent, don’t get too comfortable. This may be necessary advice for a lazy person. But an energetic person needs to take time to … Read more


Definitions: (1) having all parts or elements; whole; lacking nothing; entire; full; (2) having all the required or customary characteristics or skills; consummate <a complete scholar>; (3) thorough; total; undivided; uncompromised Quote: I gave my life to become the person I am right now. — Richard Bach (1936 -) American Writer How to Live This … Read more


Definitions: (1) demanding attention; drawing notice because of interest or beauty; having a riveting or an irresistible effect; (2) very powerful; forceful <a compelling personality> Derivation: Latin, “to drive together” Quote: Nothing in the world is so compelling to the emotions as the mind of another human being. — Margaret Floy Washburn (1871-1939) American psychologist


Definitions: (1) able or capable; duly qualified; (2) answering all requirements; suitable; sufficient; (3) fit for or adequate to the purpose Derivation: Latin, com “with, together” + petere “to strive or seek” Quote: Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates … Read more


Definitions: (1) possessing sympathetic consciousness of the distress of others; (2) demonstrating a desire to alleviate suffering; (3) a disposition to pity; inclined to show mercy Synonyms: clement, gracious, indulgent, kind, soft, tender Compatible Qualities: empathetic, pity, sympathetic, understanding Proverb: If you want to help others, practice compassion; if you want to help yourself, practice compassion. — Buddhist Quotes:• You should have compassion on each … Read more


Definitions: (1) living together harmoniously; getting along well together; (2) in agreement; congruous Derivation: Latin, “to suffer with” Compatible Qualities: agreement, obliging, perseverance Comments: This is the quality of relationships. The main type of relationship I am referring to in the following is one of mates. There are seven primary components of a complete relationship: chemistry, comfort, companionability, communication, care, … Read more


Definitions: (1) conveying knowledge or information; making known; (2) able to transmit information, thoughts, or feelings so to be satisfactorily received and understood Synonyms: announcing, articulate, disclosing, divulging, imparting, loquacious, promulgating, publishing, revealing, talkative  Balancing Quality: order Saying: Elaborate; Illustrate; Decorate Quotes:• When you live in constant communication with God, you cannot be lonely. — Peace Pilgrim [born Mildred Lisette Norman] (1908-1981) Steps Toward … Read more


Definitions: (1) good fellowship; friendly; (2) agreeable as an associate; sociable Synonym: comradely Quotes:• A relation-ship is a boat that floats on a river of conversation. — Michael Hanna, 100 Thought Adjusters • Yes, information matters; but it’s really the quality of relationships through which information is exchanged that ultimately determines the success of an organization. — Michael Schrage, “Organizations Don’t Run … Read more