Monthly Archives: June 2011

Thoughts on King Charles I and his refusal to deal with Parliament – the problem with decision making assemblies

I must admit that I would be very upset with Parliament if I was in a similar position that King Charles I was in.  I can definately relate to his refusal to deal with Parliament that led to his ‘personal … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the ‘base condition’

There is something I always call the ‘base condition’.  This is basically the condition of existence at its simplist.  What does the ‘base condition’ consist of? Go somewhere quiet and sit.  Don’t think or do anything.  This is the ‘base condition’.  … Continue reading

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Thoughts on endurance

It seems to me that a lot of life is nothing but enduring things.  This, though, seems rarely mentioned or acknowledged but, in day to day life, it seems to consist of a lot of what we do.  In fact, … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the yearning and battle for the ‘eternal’

Deep down inside, we all seek the ‘eternal’.  For some this is more apparent than others.  The ‘eternal’, really, is God, the ‘great mystery’, the ‘all’, and so on.  I often use words like ‘presence’ and ‘existence’ to describe it … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on brain mass

The other day I was watching some birds maneuvering around in some trees.  I was stunned at how they perceived things so well and flew threw the branches with ease.  I’ve never seen a bird hit a branch or miss … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the ‘upper brain’ and ‘brain tone’ – the self

I’ve always wondered about ‘neural centers’.  This is the idea that certain areas of the brain are ‘centers’ for certain functions.  The neurons in this area are geared and designed for a specific function.  It seems that there is truth in … Continue reading

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Thoughts on ‘primitive religion’ and belief

I’ve been in many conversations about ‘primitive religion’ with people.  By ‘primitive religion’ I mean the religion practiced by people who live in small groups in the middle of nature.  Typically, they do not have a large social/economic structure and … Continue reading

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