High in the Himalayan mountains lived a wise old man…
Periodically, he ventured down into the local village to entertain the villagers with his special knowledge and talents. One of his skills was to psychically tell the villagers the contents in their pockets, boxes, or minds.
A few young boys from the village decided to play a joke on the wise old man and discredit his special abilities.
Continue reading “The Bird in the Hand”
There something apparent in this verse that reminds me of a greater verse. It is by Ghandi. Be the change that you want to see in the world. The only thing that is different is that George Benard is more descriptive in his message.
Continue reading “Seeing a Message Through”
How can we explain the laws of the universe? What can bring an understanding of life? What are structures that lead to happiness? There are many unsolved questions profound to the mysteries of Who we are.
Continue reading “Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson”
Do you recall the Allegory of the Cave by Plato? This is a depiction of reality showing one’s experience from a narrow perspective to a much broader view of life. Here is a story that can help describe the tale.
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Suppose life throws a curve ball at you and you wonder what to do? Just this happened to all of us worldwide as the COVID 19 epidemic swept the world from our lives to ponder what would come of us. In a sudden halt, much was left in a waiting room bewildered on how to live. When there is time that there seems nothing can be accomplished, what do you do?
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To be honest, the preference of an ordered life is much better than of chaos. However if living in only one side of the story, how can we see the other?
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There are things that are within our power, and things that fall outside our power. – Epictetus
The first paragraph of the “Manual” or called the “Handbook” written by Epictetus describes that there is a power that is within us. This power is not on the mere surface of brute physical strength as some may think about. Its not the power to outplay another in a game of wits in some sports match. No more it is the power to climb over some financial struggle. Perhaps a power to defeat evil in terms of good sounds seems abit fanatical, a bit over the top.
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Remembering from high school physics class, energy has steps from still to moving. There is the potential energy and kinetic energy describing the stillness to movement. The two have a relationship with each other. If there is an increase to potential energy, there is an increase to kinetic energy. This also goes with decrease vice versa. However, if there is none, than there is none. Each of us have a potential within us. However, potential begins small and increases in size, energy, and power in the amount of time and effort put into it. There is no point in releasing energy if there is a minute amount of energy as it may never traverse from point A to B.
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During the recent events of the widespread virus, there has been concerns to lockdown cities so to prevent further spreading. While that became in place, the city ordinances declared that only essential businesses can be performed. Non-essential businesses cannot. This gave a sudden turn of events for many city folk within the city limits. Since this was in effect with some working and many not, what is the city to do? They cannot do what they usually do or at least for entertainment such as movie theaters, bars or nightclubs, amusement parks, and other retail. Well at least not so openly in the public as it was in the recent past. Well, they could at home think of ways to entertain. However, the point is to cease the spread of the virus.
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Would a book with only a cover be a book at all? This is an insane notion. How could a book be a book without pages. Only a title on the cover page doesn’t make it at all. It won’t even fancy as a paper weight if so. I wouldn’t know what to call it. Lets not forget about the other parts like the the bindings, graphics, the print, and countless hours of time and effort put into making a well-made book. Creating a book might seem obvious as describing what it encompasses. Yet, just as the process of creating a book, creating a better person needs the step by step process toward excellence.
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