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?
The Law of Equilibrium is the preserver and guarantor of health and order, and upholder of the Universe. We find it in all things big and small; e.g. balance of stars and globes in the pursuit of their respective courses, balance between inhaling and exhaling, food-intake and waste-elimination, etc. Where there is imbalance, affliction and … Continue reading The law of balance in life
First: what is a drumbeat? In physics, sound is vibration and vibration is caused by force. Thus, it is the sound produced when a tool (force) strikes a drum at rhythmic intervals. What then is the heartbeat? The radiation of the human soul animates the physical body and is connected to it through the solar … Continue reading What causes a heartbeat?
Reflection for the soul is akin to rest for the body. Through rest, we gather energy the body needs to apply for future activities. Similarly, through reflection (the right type), we are meant to gather lessons from previous experiences we are to apply to the next ones. Reflection is meant to help us find insights … Continue reading Reflection
The human soul animates the body and is connected with it through the solar plexus, which is in the pit of the stomach. In Eastern philosophy it is the 3rd chakra with a yellow hue. Just like the Sun with its yellow hue is the power that sustains physical life, so is the solar plexus … Continue reading What causes “gut feelings”?
There is the person, the computer, and the operating system. A person uses the computer to interact with the operating system. Through internet connection, the latter gives the person access to a world wide web of downloadable information. Similarly, the human soul uses the brain to interact with the material world through the mind. The … Continue reading What is the mind?
What is the meaning of Father’s Day? In Germany Father’s Day occurs on and is derived from Ascension day (“Christi Himmelfahrt”). The latter, being the 40th day of Easter and occurring 39 days after Easter Sunday, is a Christian holiday (etymology of the word is “holy day”) that commemorates the ascension of Jesus back to … Continue reading Father’s Day
"As tension cannot occur without the chain, so can temptation not be felt without desire." https://youtu.be/Ni75-fCcL6w The fettered man What is temptation? Imagine a man wakes up and finds himself chained to a wall by invisible steel fetters. But who, making no effort to leave the wall, hardly notices the chains and thus cannot experience … Continue reading Food for Thought: What is the role of desires in temptation?
A loss of anything can be difficult. When faced, there is initial pain that opens a void we struggle to fill. Loss is change. We call change a loss because something is no longer accessible in the form we are accustomed. Wanting what is no longer possible or resisting what is, leads to suffering. But … Continue reading Loss as change
https://youtu.be/JqCjPdsvjCU "The gift from above that is rain, and the faithful activity of the elements that bring it forth, should never be shooed away, but welcomed joyfully with open hearts filled with gratitude. For, through the nourishing and cleansing gift that is rain, we are ever again permitted a renewed experience of the Grace of … Continue reading Rain, rain, come and pour