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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Making a shift

My 'child' is unbearably sad today. Body-loneliness: The hunger for physical contact, for physical connection; the cure for the exhaustion of sadness when even hope seems naive and futile. I think today is going to be about finding treatments for this condition other than cynicism and apathy. I'm too old to be a sincere cynic, and apathy is just so boring. Self-pity isn't worth the embarrassment when one realizes how much worse some people have it, who still go on doggedly pursuing life. There... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Maybe...

It's a spiritual/psychic/psychological spectrum, a range of vibrations: High Energy: Neutrality: being observant without being judgemental Higher Energy: Amusement: being interested, focusing on things with acceptance and appreciation Highest Energy: Love, unconditional Be on the Spectrum! Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, March 2, 2020

Serenity

Compassion for suffering; Patience for ignorance; Generosity for neediness; Amusement and Forgiveness rather than resistance or shame for mistakes and fumbles and flaws... And I'm not talking about just for others, for ourselves, too. Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, February 9, 2020

God talk, again

I was watching reruns of THE WEST WING, a season of seeking nomination and election to the Presidency. The lobbyists for the Conservative Evangelical Right was trying to manipulate one of the hopefuls into making statements and taking stands on their particular issues. Throughout, they never spoke of God without the basic assumption that everyone knows what God is. Of course this isn't true. We all have our own ideas and beliefs about what God is, who God is. Most of these were acquired in... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, January 24, 2020

Don't forget...!

I have read the Bible through--probably went very quickly over the begats--more than once, and while I don't recall it by chapters and verses, I have looked for the history, for the teachings, for the variety of voices, and most especially for the thread that runs through from beginning to end. With all its contradictions, with all the many voices, the stories and biographies, with all the teachings, all the rules and laws about living properly, there is one consistant message: Don't forget you... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, December 20, 2019

Redemption is always possible.

You can sell your soul, or, rather, believe you have sold it, but consider that souls are not negotiable, only beliefs: A soul can be recovered by choosing to change your deal with whatever devil lured you into the belief that anyone but you can have charge of your soul. That's what the gift of free will means. Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Glamour

In the United States, in much of the world that has long followed its lead, life is about surfaces: superficials carried to extremes of glamour like a thick and heavy layer of makeup; makeup that highlights, changes, and masks what lies beneath it. Glamour not only hides reality, it denies it. It seduces and lies and makes it seem that it is what matters most. Glamour distracts. We have learned not to look deeper. We have forgotten the need. But there are calmer cultures, older cultures that... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Animals and Souls

It used to be an assumption, and a very convenient one, at that, that only human beings have that esoteric quality we call 'soul.' But how do we recognize a soul? What are its signs in a personality? What assumptions was that assumption built on? Descartes shaped the notion back when Reason was all the rage, and spirituality not so much, that animals are basically meat mechanisms, all their actions based on reflex. He asserted further that the mechanical understanding of animals absolved people... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Medieval Justice and Truth

I was watching the CADFAEL series again, from PBS some years ago. I like watching the old shows to see actors who later became notable for other roles. One episode, for instance, there's Toby Jones as a 'simple lad, but harmless.' I like him... Have seen him as one of Elizabeth I's ministers in the latter years of her reign, Robert Cecil, the son of William Cecil, Lord Burghley. He also starred in a comedy, The Detectorists. In fact, he has been in many many films and tv shows over the years,... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

I was just watching a documentary about the first civilizations that states that for 99% of humanity's time on Earth, we were hunter/gatherers, pretty much doing the same things for the whole time. Then we began to settle down with our patches of grain, with herding animals instead of just following them. We discovered metallurgy... Squabbles became better-armed and graduated from fisticuffs to raids to wars... Conquest for control of resources--food and materials, work force, mates--led to the... Sign in to see full entry.

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