There are many ways to achieve inner peace, a state of being as varied and diverse as the individuals who claim to have experienced it. A common definition of inner peace is the absence of conflict, which sounds ideal at first, but on further consideration it becomes clear that this is a linear notion …
When faced with the decision of applying for Social Security Disability, several factors should be kept in mind. Aside from the fact that the specific reasons you are applying for Disability makes your situation unique, there are a number of commonalities that need to be considered for all cases. I’m also assuming that your case …View full post
For those people who are facing a hospitalization or major surgery and have time to prepare, this essay is for you.
Dealing with the prospect of hospitalization and major surgery is a jolt, no matter how you look at it. It is true that the advance of medical technology makes surgery today the difference between …View full post
Visualizing something as vast as “the cosmic expanse” and understanding it in familiar expression can help to compromise doubt and encourage more questioning, allowing an open mind.
Suppose life is a yoke laid by a very large chicken in a Cosmic Chicken Coop, surrounded by a luminous fence defining the area of its peck as …View full post
The recent execution of Troy Davis, convicted of murder twenty-two years ago in Georgia has reawakened the issue of the death penalty and brought it to public consciousness. Does termination of life constitute a rational way of averting murder, a form of retribution felt to be based more on revenge than justice.
Many who …View full post
The problem with being a dictionary worm – reading sequentially the words from the unabridged Oxford volume cover to cover – is that it misses all the words added or changed over the time it took to read it from cover to cover, leaving knowledge incomplete, perhaps the call of a perfectionist who simply missed …View full post
Being able to move up or down a spiral staircase would depend on where the center of gravity is located. Conceptually, the trajectory could begin anywhere, an arbitrary location to commence.
Looking in any direction while ascending or descending would appear straight, however the force exerted by the center or core would define a …View full post
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There are many who think that what they see is solely a reflection of the five senses, confident that it’s the most reliable information of what exists. Often, the routine of daily life can be an obscuring distraction to many who forget how much being focused on one’s surroundings can reveal about the …
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As we grow into adulthood, we often carry deep-seated memories connected to strong emotions that originated in childhood. These recollections, many of them subconscious, control our present behavior and reinforce patterns that either give us a balanced approach to dealing with our problems or reiterate maladaptive behavior (responding poorly to a situation) that interferes …
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A doorway, for most of us, is a symbol that represents the passage from one state to another. Some believe it to be the aperture between the subjective and the cosmic realms; others – like Rod Serling, creator of The Twilight Zone – use it to represent an entrance …
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