Category: Transformation

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Thriving

“Life is difficult. This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths. It is a great truth because once we truly see this truth, we transcend it. Once we truly know that life is difficult – once we truly understand and accept it – then life is no longer difficult. Because once it is accepted, the fact that life is not difficult no longer matters.” (M. Scott Peck, The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth) A friend passed along a quote about it being time for me to stop surviving and start...

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Nuts

“The battleline between good and evil runs through the heart of every man.” Alexander Solzhenitsyn I love nuts, they make me feel like I have a partially healthy diet. But, take a handful of sunflower seeds that are old and they taste as bitter as betrayal feels. Or spoon them on a salad and it will ruin the whole toss. Besides gorging on nuts and chocolate, part of my holiday is study time for a biology test. When I was in school, you know before the internet and cell phones, cells were categorized by being either plant or animal. Now...

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Honesty

I really hate winter, and find myself hibernating quite a bit. One way I cope is to re-watch some of my favorite movies. Last week was Braveheart. I particularly like it as it is based on the true story of the warrior William Wallace. It reminds me of the American Revolution, and man’s quest for Freedom. After that I watched “The Adjustment Bureau,” which is a fun romp dealing with some sort of Divine Determinism. The lead character’s determination to be free, such as it was, was cool. So, what does it mean to be free? In Braveheart, the Scots did...