Category Archives: philosophy

Retreat

I like to invent my own “spiritual” retreats. They emulate the types of retreats monks and seekers partake. Instead of traveling to the Himalayas or to South America, I set up my music room at home as sacred space. I … Continue reading

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Conformity

Humans seem to prefer following others, specifically charismatic and colorful people. Much of society is made up of people who blindly go along with the crowd. This can be seen in group settings such as a school classroom discussion. The … Continue reading

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Sincerity

The woman spoke forcefully of honor, virtue, and faith. She pointed to her vows and conflicts with primal desires. She expressed herself with practiced eloquence very convincingly. The speaker had a charismatic, personal presence that appealed to a certain form … Continue reading

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More Peace

“Peace is not a relationship of nations. It is a condition of mind brought about by a serenity of soul. Peace is not merely the absence of war. It is also a state of mind. Lasting peace can come only … Continue reading

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Escape

Today is 9/20/20 as written out in the U.S. date abbreviation format. The 20/20 immediately stands out in my mind and I shudder at the reminder about this being the year 2020. This has been a nightmare of a year … Continue reading

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Balancing Act

I’m more aware of the precarious nature of physical balance as I’ve gotten older. The need to be more mindful while climbing and descending stairs is more apparent. I have a pair of walking shoes that feature a very tall … Continue reading

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Obsessed

My late father admitted that he was obsessed with practical, cold, hard facts. Imaginary scenarios rarely captured his interest. The only exception I remember was a year-long obsession with Immanuel Velikovsky’s book Worlds in Collision. Dad liked to quote Velikovsky’s … Continue reading

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