Tag Archives: “power

eThoughts : Let’s Misbehave

Not to dampen the misbehaving enthusiasts, but this misbehaving idea is nothing new. It’s been around for millennia and it doesn’t appear to have helped much either. In fact, it is clear there are cases in which misbehaving has run us off a cliff, if that is possible in Purgatorio (well, there is Inferno). So […]

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eThoughts : April 1, 2011: Trying to Find Joy in Purgatorio

It’s been a bit serious lately: Clear shifts in political structure in the Middle East, a new war with Libya, our continuing war in Afghanistan, the earth rumbling off the eastern coast of Japan and the resulting tsunami and nuclear reactor problems, continuing global economic hardships, etc. And none of the above is about all […]

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eThoughts : To Breathing

Breath is an interesting rhythm. I have noticed in myself and many others how discomfort makes shallow, breathing’s rhythm. I have noticed in myself and many others how joy deepens breathing’s rhythm. I have noticed far too much discomfort compared to joy, except perhaps in children not yet schooled by adults in life’s harsh ways. […]

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eThoughts : January 1, 2011: Auld Lang Syne

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. Plato Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Dylan Thomas The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the […]

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eThoughts : Clamping Down

When one learns to live with pain, one takes a chance that the grip on one’s life necessary to live with pain will become a living appendage itself. In fact, it is not just physical pain, but cognitive, emotional, and spiritual pain that become a living part of us. When this happens, divesting ourselves of […]

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eThoughts : Holy-Days, Part II ©2009. All rights reserved.

Brought to you by, Random Musings from the Stream of Semi-Consciousness,™ a division of Book-In-A-Drawer Publications.™ There is little question in my mind that powers greater than us exist. There is also little question that whatever intelligence really is, there are those that have more of it. And there can be little doubt that stability […]

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eThoughts : Community

It is clear that the welfare of the community is directly related to the welfare of the individual. Do not think I’m downgrading the importance of the individual. Healthy individuals make up a healthy community. But a healthy community can heal unhealthy individuals much better and faster than the individuals could otherwise do themselves. And […]

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eThoughts : November 1, 2008: Election Time

Sometime back, before the primaries, I wrote in one of these posts about my support of Barack Obama. I also noted at various other times, both before and after that post, about my take on politicians. I’m staying with Obama and I’m staying with my take on politicians. The kind of person it will take […]

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eThoughts : A Call to Politicians

As yet another presidential election looms, and as all you candidates are vying for attention and influence, perhaps it’s time to not do business as usual. Consider a world where influence is less important than well-being. Perhaps it’s actually crazy to think that you can’t do much if you don’t hold office or institutional power. […]

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