As educators, to make school relevant, we need to practically connect every subject to the daily lives of students. I once substituted for a AP Physics class. Physics is a science dealing with energy, force, motion, and matter. I asked, "what are emotions?" After different responses, I explained that the etymology of the word emotions … Continue reading The physics class: thoughts and emotions
Have you noticed? No matter how great the goal is that we strive for, once we achieve it there is an initial feeling of euphoria. Soon after, this feeling starts fading and slowly gives way to a sensation of emptiness. The sheen of the recent success quickly loses its luster, and we are urged from … Continue reading The law of movement
No matter how many inspirational books or posts we read, we do not have the knowledge itself. Only information can be learned and transferred, not knowledge. The latter must be experienced. Information becomes knowledge only when it is mastered through action. Only when we apply something, see it in our life, and we are able … Continue reading The road to knowledge
One day, an experience in school prompted my son to ask me the following I had never really considered: "why do we have to remove our hats when we pray?" In other words, why is it respectful to remove our hats during prayer? I thought about this for a moment then responded: "What is the … Continue reading Why do we have to remove our hats during prayer?
Some statements sound reasonable only when their assumptions are not examined closely. Take the following that is typically used to assert a position in connection with existential matters: “Only what I can see exists!" In the first place, we must be clear the eyes do not see, nor do the ears hear! How? The eyes … Continue reading “Only what I can see exists!”
We have become accustomed to using words loosely, without reflecting on what they actually mean. One of these words is the concept of "sacrifice". No human being, no matter how great the act, can ever truly sacrifice! What do I mean by this? Someone sharply criticizes you, provoking an inner struggle; You resist lashing out, … Continue reading It is impossible for a human being to sacrifice
Question: Could use some insight... So today I let my anger get the best of me. I was on a call with a call center - rep was rude and confrontational- and I mirrored her behavior. Or maybe she mirrored mine. I feel pretty guilty and depressed over my behavior. Sometimes I find it so … Continue reading Q & A: How does one live up to love and light expectations?
During an enriching conversation, a lady shared snippets of a speech that someone gave to University students. One point she recalls him mentioning was that when we pray, we are really praying to the "God inside us" in that we basically go within to draw power from ourselves in order to fix our lives. From … Continue reading Facing the facts: God is not inside you
1) We have expectations. Expectations carry concepts of how we believe our life should develop. We fix firmly to these expectations. 2) Someone upsets our expectations by introducing something that challenges our concept, compelling us to face a new reality. 3) We are disappointed. Disappointment is friction between expectations and reality. 4) The fork in … Continue reading What is resentment?
Truth can never be experienced with words, like looking at a picture of an idyllic Island can never give you the real experience of it. Truth is not the words, like the picture is not the actual Island. Therefore, you can never really give Truth with words because each person has to personally experience it himself. Like … Continue reading Truth beyond words