Tag Archive | Philosophy
Are you alone for the holidays?
Hello readers, Tradition holds that holiday celebrations are a time for families to come together. For those whose family ties are broken for one reason or another, and for those of us who live in cultures in which caring for strangers, outcasts, and loners is little important other than symbolically, the holidays can be a […]
Testing Character: Can You Tell That I’ve Grown?
Hello readers, I am hoping that as a culture and society we are beginning to move away from the superficial cult of the personality and the call of celebrity to a way of life in which depth and character are emphasized. While there is nothing wrong per se about having fun and enjoying the good […]
Hello readers, One thing I have noticed about life by observing my own is that I seem to inadvertently repeat the same experiences and feel the same feelings over and over again. I know that this is not unique to me. All of us have been conditioned to repeat certain responses that worked well or […]
Hello readers, If you follow my blog, you have probably noticed that I am interested in the nature of reality, which is never what it seems to be. As every creature has a different set of senses and manner of perceiving the world, we each live in our own dream – a world that we […]
The Virtues of Boredom…Manifesting Dreams and Making Use of Frustration
Hello readers, I believe very much that we are all creators, working with our minds and imaginations to create the world. So where in the world is there a purpose for boredom and frustration in a universe where possibility and potential are infinite? While in certain realms there is no time, and all of creation […]
Vision: Creating Thoughts to Make Our Lives More Joyful
Hello readers, Thoughts are an art form. For most of my life, I was conditioned to believe that the world exists and that I must adapt to it. It is only through my explorations of books, gleaning wisdom from the experiences and reflections of other people as well as my own that I have come to […]
What is the “Matter” with the Way We Choose to See the “Physical” World? Some thoughts on body, health, mind, and matter
Hello readers, From what I glean about recent findings in quantum physics (an area which always interests artists, innovators, and free thinkers of all areas of expertise) – the world exists only in our minds. As each particle is named and discovered, we end up realizing that there is endless space inside everything. Basically, the […]
Some Thoughts on the Power of Fear and Negativity…and How to Go Beyond
Hello readers, While I was rinsing some beans at my kitchen sink the other evening, the thought came into my mind that the many stressful challenges and “negative” experiences that have peppered my life were expressly chosen by me before coming to this Earth and this lifetime for a specific purpose. I often wonder why […]
Promote Peace: Accept Evil and Chaos as Part of Our Nature
Hello readers, I have long been interested in the root of scape-goating, bullying, and evil itself in human behavior. Understanding humanity’s search for meaning and survival in a brutal and unpredictable world is a fascinating, and sometimes discouraging pursuit. For all of the technological progress we have made collectively, we still predictably place blame for […]
Living Simply: A New Standard of Living
Hello readers, I have always aspired to living simply, and for the most part, I feel I have succeeded. Although I have never earned much more than $20,000 a year, I manage to live simply with a focus on enjoying the moment. I feel that a high standard of living means doing work that has meaning, having […]
How to Make Happiness Out of Suffering
Hello readers, A few years back I discovered something on a personal level that sages have known for thousands of years: that our words and thoughts have great power. As days and years added on to my experiences, I also began to realize that I am the creator of my own life. My life is my […]
Intuition vs Tuition: Where Does Learning Come From?
Hello readers, I have been reading James Hillman’s “The Soul’s Code”, and I feel a great affinity for the concepts he espouses and explains. His respect for the necessity of the invisible to give meaning to human life is really the backbone of my own quest in life. In “The Soul’s Code”, Hillman delves into […]
On Aging: Embracing or Recreating Our Bodies?
I recently dreamed that I looked into a mirror, and the top part of my hair, from the crown to my ears, was snow white. The remainder of my hair was its usual dark brown, variegated with blondish, reddish curly strands. It seemed as if the dream and my hair were posing a question and […]
Cell Memory and Tattoos
There is something I have been pondering for a while, and I am wondering if anyone with medical or scientific background can help me to understand this phenomenon. I have heard that our bodies are entirely recomposed of new cells every seven years. As cells from all of our organs including our skin are constantly […]
Fifty Shades of Empty
Last night I was watching the presidential debate, and my overall impression was that we are lacking a visionary leader. There is talk of economy, finances, getting people jobs – but there is no discussion of bringing meaning and purpose to people’s lives. There was an excitement in the 2008 elections that is now absent. […]
Balancing the masculine and feminine
My motivation for starting this blog is my observation that people around me seem to be seeking happiness, or a sense of purpose for their lives in the wrong places. Being human involves a lot a suffering, and suffering is necessary for growth. Growth means maturity – taking responsibility for who we are as a […]