Food for thought: He irritates me so much! : How do feelings work? Feelings = thoughts + instincts. Thoughts assign definite meanings to instincts through the experience of feeling. Thus, behind every feeling is a causative thought. No man can generate thoughts for another person, because that would require entering their soul and using their … Continue reading He irritates me so much!
Computers are comprised of hardware and software. Hardware is the wiring, physical components, and frame of the computer. But software is the finer program used to operate the hardware. Electricity interacts with the hardware and specific codes to produce the software. The brain and mind are similar. The brain is the hardware, but the mind … Continue reading What is the mind?
Food for thought: “A thought just struck me”. To strike is to impact from without. A thought “striking” us means it entered our mind from somewhere, and only thereafter was recognized. But before it “struck” us, it must have existed somewhere. Before rain strikes us, it exists in clouds and travels through the air. When … Continue reading A thought just struck me
Today, the world of stocks and investments has mostly become a shadowland of complexity that hides confusion and greed behind elaborate financial terms. But whenever something is inherently not simple, something is wrong. The purpose of business is to deliver a product or service that provides value. The outcome of value is the money. Investment … Continue reading Behind investments today
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daqYZepxUBI&feature=youtu.be I sent you reap that whereon ye bestowed no labor! What does this mean? Since we cannot properly use what we do not understand, having any misunderstanding of the teachings of Jesus will cause us to live inwardly apart from their true meaning. But since spiritual values can only be gained through lively application, … Continue reading Food for Thought: I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labor!
The reason the same quality we exhibit affects us more when we see it in others is that we do not offer others the same consideration (or excuses) we give ourselves. For example, when we act irritably or rudely, we subconsciously excuse ourselves or mitigate our actions by creating a storyline in our heads such … Continue reading Life as a mirror
In class I explained to my students the physiology of human expressions. There is the human brain (hardware) that produces the mind/intellect (software). Then there are the natural instincts of the body, which are innate biological responses to the physical environment. When the mind through thoughts assigns a definite meaning to instincts, feelings/emotions are produced. … Continue reading How are instincts and emotions related?
Every year on October 31, people observe "All hallow's eve", also known as Halloween. Today, the main characteristic today is one of gore, darkness, fear, frivolity and other base things. But why do we choose to express darkness and fear instead of light and beauty? To answer this question, consider the following points: 1. Halloween … Continue reading Why the fear and darkness during Halloween?
What is a leader? And how do they emerge? A leader is the plant that grows from the soil of the people. As the composition and condition of the soil determines the quality of the plant, so does the condition of a people determine the quality of the leader that emerges from them. It is … Continue reading A people can only elect their own consciousness!
No one is bitter who receives a gift. Likewise, we become bitter only when we cannot find the gift in a situation, and thus experience only pain and hardship. In bitterness, we often feel something better (sweet) was denied or taken from us. My first step: try and find the valuable lesson necessary for my … Continue reading Bitter or better?