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
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?
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