The Consciousness of Truth

“We all complain of the senseless order of life, which is at variance with our being, and yet we refuse to use the unique and powerful weapon within our hands — the consciousness of truth and its expression; but on the contrary, under the pretext of struggling with evil, we destroy the weapon, and sacrifice …

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Concordance

Disagreement doesn’t always imply dislike and it needn’t ever devolve into hatred. Disagreement is nothing more that the lack of concordance. In musical terms, “concord” is defined as a stable, harmonious combination of tones; a chord requiring no resolution. Isn’t the same true where you have a disagreement with another? Your pattern with another’s thoughts …

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Borrowed Greatness

In a world governed by men who are naked and ashamed, success is measured by material prosperity, physical prowess, and the size of one’s tribe. Rather than valuing that which distinguishes him in the natural world – his ability to perfect reason and embody virtue – his highest aim is to accumulate the trappings of …

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A Life Worth Living

We view the world through filters: the filter of our upbringing, the filter of our family patterns, the filter of our societal norms, the filter of our religious backgrounds, etc. These filters bring certain things into focus and filter other things out. Our filters shape our perception of reality. Some of my friends, for instance, …

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Enlightenment

A few thoughts for you on the matter of enlightenment that will hopefully give you starting points for reflection... Enlightenment liberates us from the tyranny of petty things. It frees us from binding opinion, false judgments, and the confines of the material world. Enlightenment is the direct result of connection with truth, of personal communion …

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Understanding New Truths

I owe to organized religion my introduction to the notion of truth and to my schoolteachers the awareness that the progressive movement of humanity is not only possible, but highly probable. What I never came to understand from either church or state, however, was how we might realistically and practically come to the point where …

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We Have Left Her

Human beings like to distill complex concepts into simple, often simplistic terms. When you consider truth, for instance, many think simply of the "facts" or "telling the truth." Limiting your definition and understanding of "truth" to "not lying", however, is no different than thinking that reducing "love" to "sexual desire." There is much more to …

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Restoring to Grace

"All men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, and repairs the evil. The only crime is pride." - Sophocles The intrigue and drama surrounding the resignation of General Petraeus from his post as Director of the CIA following the apparently accidental discovery of his extramarital affair by …

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