Category Archives: religion

Fragmented

Do you ever wonder about the workings of your brain as regarding thoughts and memories? Unless we’re absolutely focused upon a task or engaged in meditation, random memories, resentments, joys, and visions pop up, uninvited. Some eastern spiritual teachers call … Continue reading

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Inner Illumination

My former guru cautioned his students to remain skeptical of their own enlightenment because it could very well be just another ego trip. Indeed, if a particular state of mind is judged to be high on an hierarchical scale of … Continue reading

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Benevolence And Virtue

“Generosity during life is a very different thing from generosity in the hour of death; one proceeds from genuine liberality and benevolence, the other from pride or fear.”–Horace Mann Benevolence is an often misunderstood concept in popular culture. At its … Continue reading

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Pondering Good Versus Evil

It’s generally agreed that deeds that injure or kill are major evils. There are the obvious horrors of genocide, murder, larceny, fraud and pollution. As a legal rule such actions are deemed felonies. Then there are those deeds that annoy … Continue reading

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Role Models

Fictional superheroes seem to be as popular among adults as they are with youth. At least that’s what I’ve observed regarding popular culture. The proliferation of superhero themed movies, games, and stories seem to bear this out. Personally, I’m not … Continue reading

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Listening To Others

One of the most wise recommendations is, that it behooves us to listen to others. Doing so is one of the most basic ways to connect to other people. Sincerely paying attention and comprehending other people’s communication might be the … Continue reading

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A few thoughts About Obstinacy

Grandma J sometimes had to remind me not to allow my redheaded temper to become stubbornness. Looking back, I don’t believe I had more boyhood temper-tantrums than my young non-ginger haired peers. In hindsight, it seems that many of my … Continue reading

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