Tag Archives: love and loving

eThoughts : The Arrow of Direction

“It was more like an affair, ego is your master.” There are lots of ways to configure this–chaos is the master, slovenliness, craving, and so on. At the heart of the issue are two things: what is really guiding us, and do we know it? From the awareness of these two questions arises yet another: […]

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eThoughts : The Mind and the Evolution of Evaluation

(For another look at the structure of the mind, go to: Chapter 26: It’s Not So Easy Feeling Good of Renewal.) What’s the mind for? Let’s start with the brain. Generally speaking (we’ll leave viruses and bacteria out of this rendition), it appears that entities that do not have to move, do not have a […]

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eThoughts : On Being Incompetent: What’s our Definition?

Did you ever wonder about those days (or weeks, months, years, decades…) in which we cannot seem to assimilate information correctly and/or we cannot seem to contribute a darn thing (I’m using polite language) that has any merit to anything or anybody? When it happens to me, it seems like I’m an incompetent acrobat dancing […]

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eThoughts : Ordinary and Non-Ordinary: The Pursuit of Specialness

Written just after the start of the New Year, 2004. More than thirty years ago I read a book entitled Two Leggings: The Making of a Crow Warrior, by Peter Nabokov (original copyright in 1967; Apollo Edition, 1970). As I recall, it was a story about being more or less ordinary. Two Leggings never quite […]

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eThoughts : Holiday Thoughts: Some Considerations

Written during the 2003 December/January holiday season. (For more Holiday thoughts, go to: Holiday Thoughts for 2004 and 2004 Holiday Thoughts Continued or Holiday Thoughts for 2005 and 2005 Holiday Thoughts Continued, or Holiday Thoughts: 2006 and We Are and the Age of Clarity .) As we approach another holiday season, I have been thinking […]

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eThoughts : Dementia and Attention

(For more about being in the present moment, go to: More About the Now.) Just how does this work? And I’m not just talking about the full-fledged variety, the kind of dementia that lands a person in a full-care facility, I’m talking about the typical, garden-variety style that most of us encounter in ourselves or […]

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eThoughts : Dogs and their People

Since I’m on a roll here, let’s take a look at having pets–especially dogs. More than 21 years ago I purchased some land in a rural area because it represented peace and quiet. Mostly it was. Property values took over 20 years to go up, but I did not buy for an investment, I bought […]

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eThoughts : The World and The Road

Recently I had occasion to take a road trip. I like this kind of adventure–it’s generally not difficult, mostly the problems are easily handleable, and it feels like I’m getting somewhere. But there is the issue of other drivers (of course I’m not included in that “other” driver category). I’m continually amazed with the “rules” […]

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eThoughts : Free to not Think?

I recently received some information about an organization called the Freethinkers. The email I received was about the criteria for what to believe. The author wrote about the importance of falsifiability. No thought or concept is acceptable if it can’t be falsified. Hence, rigorous science is about the only thing that will generate knowledge. All […]

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eThoughts : Imposing versus Implementing Reality

Though much commentary could be made about this subject relative to the global stage, let’s keep it within the ranks of individual relationships. The parallels will be easy enough to draw if we so choose. I have been wondering (again) about how much humans use imposing tactics to get what they want. Such creations (or […]

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eThoughts : The Blessedness/no blessedness; Grace/no grace paradigm

I was idly playing poker on the computer, attempting to distract myself from myself and I had a god-awful run of “bad luck” and managed to lose $3 million (fake money of course). This kind of thing has happened before (the most has been $4 million). It usually takes awhile to amass that much, yet […]

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eThoughts : Love as a Construct: Just because it may be basic to the universe, doesn’t mean it doesn’t manifest in many forms.

Is love some absolute, a fact of the universe that can be discovered and copied onto and into human lives? Or is love an abstract, by definition, ambiguous? If it is an abstract, is that movement from ambiguity into form a construct and, like any construct, a representation? Or, perhaps love is an absolute that […]

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