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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What’s in a name?

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet..." - William Shakespeare Since the beginning of recorded history, man has been curious about the world around him. His inquiry, fueled by the desire to understand his existence and purpose, is largely confined within two major frameworks: …

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Time is Elastic

October by Robert Frost O hushed October morning mild, Thy leaves have ripened to the fall; Tomorrow's wind, if it be wild, Should waste them all. The crows above the forest call; Tomorrow they may form and go. O hushed October morning mild, Begin the hours of this day slow. Make the day seem to …

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Deep Feeling, Shallow Knowledge

If you feel deeply about something doesn't it make sense that you would seek to know as much as you could about the object of your affection? I read an article yesterday that blew me away. The article, "Basic Religion Test Stumps Many Americans," looks at the fact that Americans are deeply religious people who …

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