February 2020

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The Power of Now!

I designed this image to remind me that there is only “Now” and what I do then determines much. This is just a section. The full image is available. If you'd like a copy, then you can see it and ... read more..

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Feelings - what do we mean?

We use that word such a lot "Feelings" - I feel..., You make me feel..., etc. I decided to google the question "what is feeling?" Here is some of what I found, as example from the Collins online Dicti... read more..

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The Discourses of Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda. ... Vivekananda founded the Ramakrishna Math and the Ramakrishna Mission. He is perhaps best known for his speech which began with the words - "Sisters and brothers of America ...,"... read more..

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The Laws of Form

This book by George Spencer Brown had a profound impact on me. In it the Author suggests that - and this is the explanation from Wikipedia (see the Links section) :  The form (Chapter 1) The s... read more..

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Another speaker we invited to speak to the discussion society, was the father of one of the society members, who was a professor at the London School of Oriental & African Studies. His talk focuse... read more..

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Descartes Discourses

I was kicked out of school at the age of 15, because apparently I was considered useless and disruptive, by the the much disliked tyrant headmaster (I wasn't the only one with this view of the headmas... read more..

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Good enough

A phrase I coined for myself, which has often helped me maintain a sense of perspective over the years: If I'm good enough for the creator, then I'm good enough for anyone.  One of the ma... read more..

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The Bhagavad Gita

The unreal never is: the Real never is not. This truth indeed has been seen by those who can see the true.  The Bhagavad Gita as translated by E.V. Rieu, was the second Book to seriously g read more..

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The Tao Te Ching

One of the first books that gave me hope, was the Tao Te Ching written approx. 6th century BC. A good friend gave me a copy for my 21st Birthday and I still have a copy with me. The first thing tha... read more..

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The Pale Blue Dot

30 years ago, on the 14th of February, the Voyager 1 sent back this image among others, from a distance of about 6.4 billion kilometres away, before disappearing into far space. Carl Sagan, an Astr... read more..

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The crazy world I grew up in led to my loss of hope and meaning to my life. The endless contradictions between what I saw and what I was told was reality become too much. The result was that I ended u... read more..