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Pondering Idealism

I feel quite fortunate that I’ve retained a fair share of the positive idealism of youth. Many of my peers have had their idealism turn into cynicism. A few have supercharged their idealism into destructive forms. At times, I feel … Continue reading

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A Life Of Quality

There is a considerable amount of resentment among people in the United States, Canada, and much of the West that their children will not experience a better quality of life and a more optimistic future than they have. Along with … Continue reading

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Pondering Violence

“All beings tremble before violence. All fear death. All love life.” –The Dhammapada (The Sayings of the Buddha) There have been many people who seek satisfaction by harming people seeking happiness. Of course the violence will never bring authentic joy … Continue reading

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Uncertainty

There are no absolute guarantees in life. When you fully understand and embrace that statement, you will have finally grown up. On a mundane level, we have product guarantees that give us assurance that our vehicles and appliances will last for … Continue reading

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Over Ideation

Have you ever thought much about the concept of ideas?  We usually think of ideas as thought elements. My collegiate dictionary further defines ideas as products of mental activity. They can also be convictions, opinions, or principles. There is also … Continue reading

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International Day Of Peace

I understand that archaeological evidence consisting of spear tips, arrow heads, blunt force damage to human bones and similar artifacts has been dated back many thousands of years.  This is apparently proof that humans and our predecessor species have engaged in … Continue reading

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International Ideas Month

I settled into the easy chair with a steaming cup of joe and looked out the window into the dark, early morning.  I wasn’t formally meditating, only naturally letting go.  I have found out that my mind works best before I … Continue reading

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