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August 16, 2022

The Four Views

Excerpted from Mind Programming by Eldon Taylor Once a wise master had four students who exceeded all others in ability. One day the five gathered, and the master spoke to the first student, “Tell me what you see when you look into the world.” “I see savagery. The planet is raped. The world hides from the truth. Contaminating material is released everywhere. There is particulate matter in the heavens and acid rain. The rain forests are being destroyed, and so is the ozone. There is such ignorance and selfishness. The ... Read More

May 26, 2022

Investments

We live in a world full of investment opportunities and experts ready to guide the use of our resources. There are stocks, bonds, commodities, mutual funds, currency exchanges, real estate, collectibles, etc., and so forth (redundancy intended). The planning required for our retirement, our first home, our children’s college education, along with so much more, is not something easily dismissed. When you give serious thought to your future, do you also plan your own health, education, and welfare? Many people do not. Indeed, they seem to take for granted that ... Read More

May 12, 2022

Finding Personal Peace

There was a time in our ancestry that our fight/flight mechanism was on the lookout for such things as a saber tooth tiger. In our modern world saber tooth tigers are extinct, and our fight/flight function is more commonly anxiety and depression. That is not to say that there is no longer a need for fight and flight, but rather that, for most of us, real life-threatening stimuli are extremely rare. As such, rather than fight or flight, today’s stressors tend to lead to anxiety (preparedness to fight) or depression ... Read More

April 29, 2022

The Healing Power of Humor

Years ago, I read Norman Cousins’ book, Anatomy of an Illness. Cousins tells the story of how he healed himself of cancer through laughter. The publisher describes it this way, “Anatomy of an Illness was the first book by a patient that spoke to our current interest in taking charge of our own health. It started the revolution in patients working with their doctors and using humor to boost their bodies’ capacity for healing. The patient’s talent was in mobilizing his body’s own natural resources, proving what an effective healing ... Read More

November 4, 2021

Loving Unselfishly

There is a lot of talk about unconditional love. Allegedly it is the gateway to a higher understanding of ourselves and the world around us. Proponents argue that loving someone unconditionally means that we never withdraw our love. Now that can be exceedingly difficult, and in some situations, totally inappropriate. Take for example the abused spouse or child. For them, unconditional love may literally be the worst thing they could do. Now, before someone jumps on me about that statement, let me unpack what I mean. Unconditional Love Unconditional love ... Read More