When You Feel Rushed and Overwhelmed

Who has not faced these feelings? You have deadlines at work. The children have medical emergencies or issues at school. A relative needs help. The bank or credit card company has made a mistake and now you must spend time unraveling the issue. Tasks pile...

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More Thoughts on Nietzsche – Part Two

Nietzsche was one deep dude, as they say. You cannot take him at face value as some of his statements are way beyond the pale. As I see it, these “over the top” statements are intended to spur the reader to deeper thought. Let’s start with his famous...

joseph polansky poem

The Path

It is a wheel - like the wheel of a car Spinning, spinning, spinning, Endless repetition, Spinning, Spinning, Spinning The wheels don’t feel like they are going anywhere They just spin, spin, spin, over and over spin, spin, spin But the driver, ah, He knows the destination It is the spin, spin, spin that...

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The Power of Praise and Worship – Part Two

It has become a common practice (unfortunately) to bash religion these days. Certainly religion as it has been practiced is far from perfect and there are many criticisms that can be made - but the attacks are way overdone. All one needs to do is contrast the...

praise and worship

The Power of Praise and Worship – Part One

It is interesting that in every religious tradition down through the ages, praise and worship, plays a central role. The specific forms of worship and praise are different in the different traditions, the words are different, the songs are different, the rituals are different - but the...

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What is Meditation? – Part Two

Why is meditation important? The problems that humans face in their daily lives - and that the world as a whole faces - and there are plethoras of names and labels for these things - come from the disconnected human mind. The disconnected human mind - often called...

what is meditation

What is Meditation? – Part One

Though talking about meditation, or writing about meditation is NOT meditation - not the experience of it. Still, it is good to have a good map - a good intellectual understanding - of what we are doing and the scientific basis for what we do. Neither is meditation...

nietzsche

More Thoughts on Nietzsche

I didn’t understand the high passions that Nietzsche evokes until I read “The Genealogy of Morals”. Up until that point, if you read “Thus Spake Zarathustra”, “The Anti-Christ”, “Twilight of the Idols”, “Beyond Good and Evil” “Ecce Homo” you only sense an “equal opportunity” basher. He destroys all...

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Tithing as Financial Therapy

For those on the spiritual path Tithing - giving 10% of your income to charity or those in need - is an established custom. It is biblical. It says so in the good book. But the good book doesn’t explain the science behind this practice. It either...

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Understanding Eclipse Phenomena

We are in the throes of a Solar Eclipse as I write this and typically, we hear of all kinds of explosive life changing kinds of events. Over the past 10 days I’ve had phone calls (more than a few) of people diagnosed with malignant cancers. In...