When facing a crisis of faith, I guess it could help to start with what you know and still believe, little though that may be.
I just finished reading Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. Thoughts are coalescing… or actually, really, I’m drifting. I’m not sure what to say yet, but that it is excellent and fascinating.
Derren Brown is investigating supernatural phenomena in a miniseries of documentaries called Derren Brown Investigates. He wrote a great blog post to introduce the show, which delves into his approach and the nature and necessity of skepticism, which he defines as “reserving judgement until the evidence is weighed.” Predetermined disbelief he calls cynicism. It’s a [...]
My throat chakra is closed. I am working on opening it up. That is, I suppose, the purpose of this post.
Everything we do has consequences. Some are more noticeable than others, and many are expected: cleaning off the table usually results in a clean table. Inaction is an action with consequences as well, which can often be predicted without any extraordinary psychic talent. Certainly not all consequences are predictable, and many go unnoticed.
Beware the little “offers” which get you in-game perks on social games like the ones on Facebook and MySpace: most of them are scams.
Since my last post, things have apparently gotten worse in some ways. Maxed out credit cards, unexpected bills. But as I said at the end of that one, things are still moving in the right direction. Things are still moving. Everything changes.
(If you’re reading this on Facebook Notes, consider clicking through to the original post so you can see the links, since it doesn’t seem to translate them.)
Or maybe a nonchronicle. That’s kind of what this blog is now; I haven’t been updating with anything much at all. Creation and Personal Growth are getting the shaft in the chronicle department. So, why no updates?
That is the abbreviated title of this post. The full title is as follows: To Vote or Not To Vote, and For Whom, and Why: That Is Those Are the Questions, the Most Important of Which is Why
What do we do about all the small disasters in life? Sometimes they seem so close together, like a concerted team of tragedies. There are so many opportunities to give up, to break down. So many constant, small signs any one of which would be a fine incentive to say, “I’ve had enough.” To give [...]
Karma is something I think many people misunderstand. Some see it as a sort of prison, a never-ending cycle of pain inflicted and received. To others it is about getting in the final word, some kind of cosmic justice. But it is neither of those things.
That is, if you had enough time and money to do all the things you do in your free time to escape the stress of everyday life, so much that you could do those things as much as you wanted. When you got bored with or tired of those things and set them aside… what [...]
I was raised in a family whose religion was Christian Science. It was cool to learn how to practice spiritual healing the same way that Jesus did it. Eventually, however, I decided for myself that Christian Science is not a bad path, but it is not my path.