Archives for February, 2013

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Let Go of Oversimplification

Truth be told: truth is silent.  Put differently, there is no truth.  Truth is consensus.  But consensus is just agreement, not truth.  Truth is an illusion of simplicity.

Case in point: are you one or are you many?  This brain, for example, that you are using right now to read this sentence is not really an organ, but an organization – a multi-billion army of stand-alone neurons.  Which neuron are you?  All of them?  That’s a cop...
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360 of Compassion

Betrayal Inoculation Valentine’s Day Special

Knowing how to forgive is an essential, if not the essential skill of love.  On that note, in continuation of the 360 Degrees of Compassion  series, I’d like to offer you an example of betrayal and forgiveness, from Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell’s famous dystopian novel.

Nineteen Eighty-Four is a very complex work with multiple layers of meaning.  To date, the book has been translated into 65 languages – more than any other novel.   So, for those of you who aren’t familiar...
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Happily Ever Now

To understand happiness you have to understand the illusion of time:


there is neither past nor future
clocks are not sensing devices, clocks do not measure time, clocks mechanically or digitally "tell" the time that we've programmed them to tell
clocks coordinate/sync human activity just like the hands of an orchestra conductor
time is not a physical stimulus like temperature that can be measured
time is a social construct, a mind-form, a state of consciousness
time is a myth, an...
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Lotus Effect: Identity Detox

Self-Mirroring Self

At some point today you might find yourself in front of a mirror, looking at your pseudo self. That image in the mirror - that’s, of course, not you. You are not out there, on the surface of the mirror. You are right here, inside, a mirror of your own. Unplug sensorially: kill the video-input: close your eyes. And just stand there - in the here-and-now of your am-ness - reflecting upon your self-mirroring,...
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