Revitalizing Medicine

I am compelled to have a hand in revitalizing modern medicine for reasons both material and spiritual. Our present health care system is plagued with limiting assumptions, many of which have little to nothing to do with the core body of truth which governs all things biotic. My aim in this brief essay is to …

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We haven’t changed much

The remains of the past have long fascinated the thinking men and women of the present, for a very good reason. The period of cultural history known as the Renaissance, which began in Italy in roughly the 14th century and catalyzed fresh thoughts throughout the rest of Europe through the 17th century, largely took its …

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Fool’s Gold and Fool’s Mate

"The world has achieved brilliance without wisdom, power without conscience. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants." ~ General Omar Bradley Education - whether formally given or self-taught - is necessary, but not sufficient to the expression of balanced wisdom. I have known highly-educated medical doctors, for instance, whose fervent devotion to …

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The Highest Common Denominator

We are incredibly complex creatures. From macro to micro, our design is beautiful, intricate and marvelous to behold. I remember watching a short video in physics class in high school similar to the one below which showed the wave dynamics of a crowd of people: People, when moving in an aggregated mass, tend to "go …

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Love all, trust a few, do wrong to no one.

I think that we may safely trust a good deal more than we do. We may waive just so much care of ourselves as we honestly bestow elsewhere. ~ Henry David Thoreau Who do you trust? I mean, who do you really trust, with your life? My guess is that you have a short list …

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The Role of Empathy in the 21st Century

Whether or not you are religiously inclined, the statement purportedly spoken 2,000 years ago by a man whose worldview spawned a number of organized religions including Christianity - "Judge not that ye be not judged" - is worthy of deep consideration. Judgment, the arch-rival of empathy, is an insidious and pernicious human invention. The millennium-and-a-half …

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The Creative Mystery: Genius, Creativity and You

Whether you feel it important or necessary to change your view on the nature of the source of creativity, the important lesson I believe is that you never stop allowing yourself to be a source of creative inspiration. Whether to your family, to your friends, to co-workers or clients, in private or in public, keep the "channels open" and the "creative juices flowing."