Category Archives: Contemplation

Eventual Obscurity

Last week I began the process of culling photos out of the WordPress media library for this blog because they are ineffiently taking up a lot of bandwidth. This blog’s library is already reaching it’s capacity on a paid platform … Continue reading

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What Is Inspirational?

I asked Walter what inspired him. The 94-year-old acquaintance answered, “I want to remain relevant to myself.” He reflected that for much of his life, he was worried about keeping up with popular social trends and political beliefs. As Walter … Continue reading

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Opposite Day 2023

I often enjoy arranging still lifes and floral arrangements that combine polar opposites. In a way, I believe that’s what people and myself are comprised of. We love freedom and crave security. We want lessez faire for ourselves and prohibitions … Continue reading

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To Foresee

I have a crystal ball in the living room. It doesn’t foretell the future nor have special powers. I do sometimes use it during meditation as a concentration object–something to keep the monkey mind calmed. When I begin to believe … Continue reading

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To Observe

What would you do if your best friend confessed to robbing a bank? Most of us would consider calling the police or at least try to determine if he was telling the truth. We often hear people ask questions about … Continue reading

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To Seek

While hunkered down during a recent Nebraska winter storm, I decided to leaf through a few books that have been gathering dust on the shelves over the years. There were the old standards like the Christian Bible, The Holy Quran, … Continue reading

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Have Respect

Placing people onto mental pedestals is a common habit amongst us human beings. It comes about, in part, due to society’s hierarchical structure. In a better world, every person would be respected as an individual and nobody would be idolized. … Continue reading

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