Popular isn’t Always Better

    When we were teenagers in high school, probably all of us wanted to be popular. We would wear the popular styles and brands, eat the popular foods, join the popular sports, etc. As adults, however, we should be aware that what is popular is not always best, or even right.

    Walmart is the most “popular” store in terms of sales, but that doesn’t make it the best. McDonald’s is the biggest restaurant chain but that doesn’t make it the best. China is the most populous country in the world, followed closely by India. That doesn’t make them the best countries to live in.

    On the other side of the equation, restaurants that serve healthy, nutritious and tasty meals are often not very popular. And when those surveys are done that find where the best places to live are, the healthiest places, the places where people live the longest, etc., they are usually small countries, small islands, or small cities; places that are not very popular. So, apparently, being popular is not always the best thing.

    When it comes to spiritual growth, the most popular approaches are usually very simple ones because the idea of hard work is definitely not popular. But what results do the people get who attend those popular schools, or follow those popular spiritual writers with books that sell in the millions. Have they resulted in millions of enlightened and highly advances spiritual people? Unfortunately, they have not because those simple, effortless approaches simply don’t work. All real spiritual schools going back to the Essenes, the Pythagoreans and even earlier ones have always taught the need to work hard at it and, while the arrival of the Sun of Righteousness make it somewhat easier today, it still takes work and dedication.


Random Thoughts 11-20-2011

I was surprised when I heard on the news that the case of the suspicious death of actress Natalie Wood was being reopened after nearly 30 years. What surprises me is that it just doesn’t seem that long. I thing that, as you get older, time seems to get more compressed, at least as far as remembering the past.

Evangelical Christians often complain about the lack of religious freedom Christians have in some other countries, especially the Arab and Muslim ones, yet see no problem in running a dating service for Christians only.

I hope the Catholics complaining about the fake photo of the Pope kissing an Oman for an advertising campaign also complained when a European magazine published comics featuring caricatures of Mohammad.

Gas prices are up and rising just in time for the holiday travelers. Surprise!

While I largely agree that greed at the top levels of the giant corporations and banks is partly responsible for our sluggish economy and high unemployment, I think there is something else that needs to be considered. Decades ago, when technology first started taking a lot of jobs away from people, we were told that the new jobs being created by the technology were better jobs and more than the number being lost.  For a long time, that was true, but I now think that we have reached the point where new technologies are replacing workers and taking over  jobs a lot more than they are creating new jobs.

God has created us in order that we may become partakers of the divine nature, in order that we might enter into eternity, and that we might appear like unto Him, being deified by the grace out of which all things that exist have come.” ~St. Maximus the Confessor

I serve God through my creative endeavors, and I listen to His voice deep within me.


The Bhagavad Gita 17:14

To offer service to the gods, to the good, to the wise, and to your spiritual teacher; purity, honesty, continence, and nonviolence: these are disciplines of the body. To offer soothing words, to speak truly, kindly, and helpfully, and to study the scriptures: these are the disciplines of speech. Calmness, gentleness, silence, self-restraint, and purity: these are the disciplines of the mind.

To become enlightened requires a lot of work and that means that we have to have discipline. It isn’t enough to have a disciplined body, we must also have a disciplined mind and spirit. Especially today when there are so many temptations and so many people who have little, if any, discipline and think that those who do have it are crazy. No one accomplishes much of anything without a disciplined approach, and that includes spiritual enlightenment.


Important Factors to Learn About Psychics Online

This is a Guest Author article by an author I haven’t referenced before.  I hope you like it.


Important Factors to Learn About Psychics Online

By: Leon Pearson

So many people are skeptical with regards to the art of future prediction. The concept that they are able to get online future telling often ensures they are a lot more suspicious about whether or not future prediction is actually a art or in case the individual that has been doing them is definitely somebody who is attempting to rip-off them. If you believe in this way, don’t get worried – I additionally was previously very skeptical against future predictions and people who claimed that they can knew whatever they were doing.

The first thing that you need to understand about future predictions is the fact that everyone can learn how to do them- even you or I. Even though many individuals are born into families that specialize in the ability of future predictions, the reality is that with sufficient practice and difficult work, everyone can learn how to get it done.

Future prediction specialists make use of the art of astrology, as well as numerology to assist them while they are performing a future prediction. In addition to that, but they also often use tarot cards along with other similar things to encourage them to. They combine that with additional information that you simply provide them with, and they are generally competent to accurately forecast your future to some degree. As they quite simply can’t let you know major things in your own life, like whenever you will die, or everything of these sort, they are able to let you know a number of things that you will find coming your path.

Individuals experienced within the art of future predictions are able to competently let you know things that will probably be coming over for you within your love life, inside your business life, as well as in other areas of your life.  Through the use of future predictions, you’ll be able to gain an advantage in every area of your life.

Individuals that practice future prediction have already been practicing with their entire lives before they start receiving with regards to their customers. For this reason, you’ll be able to rest easy to fully understand the near future prediction that you will be getting will probably be appropriate rather than misleading.

Because of how future predictions are carried out, the future prediction professional does not need to remain in person with you with regards to future prediction to become accurate. For that reason, online future telling are getting to be extremely popular. With all the internet becoming very popular, it’s practically unheard of for an individual never to internet. By making use of this, future predictions professionals can help to conserve both of you time, as well as money by performing online. Rather than being required to locate one another and spend the time or gas to visit meet one another, all that’s necessary is receiving on the chat or e-mail program that your future predictions specialist prefers.

As somebody who used to be very skeptical of future predictions but continues to be won over after offering them an attempt, I am able to wholeheartedly declare that you need to give them a try. By selecting online future predictions, you’ll be able to give it a shot without the need to even leave your house! You can simply message your future prediction professional everything that is required and look forward to his or her response. No time before has it been really easy!

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