Friday, July 13, 2012

We're ALL related

I was completely fascinated by the news of the discovery of the Higgs Boson. It came at a time when I was thinking about immigration. So i set my mind to connecting the two issues. it wasn't hard. 

The connections go ALL the way back. We are ALL immigrants, and the Higgs Boson is our common ancestor.

I wrote three pieces bringing all of this together. Please explore whichever ones you find interesting.

1. The Light Side- some humor about the Higgs to introduce the topic. Read more here.

2. Bieber’s Boson, Why It Matters? Read more here about Higgs and its significance.

3. We’re ALL Immigrants and Higgs is Our Common Ancestor. Read more here.

Star Wars Obi Wan Kenobi seemed to intuit this development decades ago when he said,
The Force is what gives a Jedi his power. It’s an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us and penetrates us.

May the Higgs be with us all as we deepen our oneness and expand our welcome.

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Friday, June 29, 2012

Being Informed

Al Gore said,
The 'well-informed citizenry is in danger of becoming the 'well-amused audience'. Maybe its already happened! This week I wrote two pieces about Being Informed.

You can read the text here,
1. Being Informed, Read the article here.
2. From Knowledge to Wisdom. Read the article here.

Or you can watch Videos of the content here. There are four short videos. Click here to watch them.

Video 1- Stay Informed-

Video 2- Misinformation

Video 3- From Knowledge to Wisdom

Video 4- Spiritual Intelligence

Lao Tzu said,
Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power

Friday, June 15, 2012

This week I wrote about education, both from a personal and social perspective. Most of the issues related to education relate to ALL of life. I wrote three pieces on education.

1. Words have Power. Read more here.
2. Diverse Intelligence. Read more here.
3. Getting out of the Way of Learning. Read more here.

I also wrote a description of God Within in 250 words. Read the piece here. This is part of my History of God series.

Take whats useful. Much love to all!

Friday, June 1, 2012


An elderly couple had been meeting at the same park every sunny day for over 12 years... chatting, and enjoying each other’s company. One day, the younger of the two turns to the other and says, "Please don't be angry with me, but I am embarrassed, after all these years, my memory is not what it used to be. . .What is your name? I just can't remember."
The other friend stares at her, looking very confused, and finally says, "How soon do you need to know?"

Memorial Day has triggered me (reminded me) to write about memories.

Memory is here today and gone tomorrow. Memories are part fact and part fiction. Barbara Kingsolver wrote in Animal Dreams, “Memory is a complicated thing, a relative to truth, but not its twin.” Memories are somewhere between imaginary friends and blood kin to truth. Either way, they are present at every family gathering, especially at many family gatherings.

I wrote two pieces about memory:
1. What is the function of memory in our perspective? Read more here.
2. What about recovered memories and forgotten experiences? Read more here.

I also wrote a history of God in 250 words, just for fun. Read more here.

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Friday, May 25, 2012

A Good, True and Beautiful Life

At the end of the heart wrenching WW2 movie, Saving Private Ryan, Ryan visits the American cemetery in Normandy with his family. Looking at the grave of the man who died saving his life, he pleads with his wife, “Tell me that I’ve lived a good life. Tell me that I’m a good man.”

How do you know if you’ve lived a good life? The Greek philosopher Plato gave a three point checklist in “the good, the true and the beautiful.”

The good is the ethical. The true is reason and science. The beautiful is art and self expression. The most fulfilling life will blend all three; where your passion matches your skill and the needs around you in a perfect storm of goodness.

To read out more about each of these three qualities, follow these links

Click here for the true
Click here for the good
Click here for the beautiful
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Friday, April 27, 2012

Putting Heart into Eco-activism

In honor of earth day, I wrote this five part series on eco-activism. Please follow any links that are of interest.

1. Putting heart back into earth care.
2. Facing up to the reality of climate change.
3. Getting up close and personal with the earth.
4. Taking a cosmic perspective on the earth.
5. Learning perseverance from nature.

May you remember that without darkness nothing comes to birth, as without light nothing flowers.
May the earth teach you courage as the tree which stands tall and strong.
May nature teach you perseverance like green grass in concrete.

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Titanic Lessons

The story of the Titanic is every person’s story.It is a story of human struggle, and yet it’s also the story of overcoming struggle.

In this week's articles, I explore the lessons from the Titanic as they relate to life today.
1. Hubris (arrogant self sufficiency) especially as it relates to earth issues. Read more here.
2. The Human spirit especially as it relates to courage and perseverance. Read more here.

The story is rich in wisdom and meaning even 100 years later. Im sure you will find meaning in thinking about the Titanic along with me in these articles.

Leonard di Caprio summed it all up nicely in this quote-

I figure life's a gift and I don't intend on wasting it. You don't know what hand you're gonna get dealt next. You learn to take life as it comes at you... to make each day count. Leonardo Di Caprio

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