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Random Thoughts 3-15-15

BigBug-LobsterScorpionWe all enjoyed the big bug movies of the 1950’s and 1960’s (either at the theater if your an oldie like me, or on TV) but thought the idea of giant bug creatures more than a little lacking in Science. This recently discovered seven-foot big bug that is kind of a cross between a lobster and a centipede says otherwise.


 

A fellow Cosolargy member, Robert Petrovich, has written a chapbook on The Fall, that isTalesFall001 the story of how we fell from spiritual beings to material ones, and how it relates to both religious and scientific stories of the creation of the physical universe. It is currently available only in a limited edition printed form (paperback). If you are interested in buying this book, send a comment and I will forward it to Mr. Petrovich.


 

Here’s an interesting theory: what if the super greedy folks like the Koch brothers and Shel Adelson are actually a type of black hole that can’t help but suck up everything that get near them and claim it as their property? And what happens when a black hole has sucked up all the matter within range?


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Random Thoughts 8-3-2014

Because I am traveling, I am writing some articles weeks in advance, so I can’t comment on this weeks news stories like I usually do. Instead, this week’s random thoughts will concentrate on some favorite spiritual quotes.

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Everything here, but the soul of man, is a passing shadow. The only enduring substance is within.” ~W. E. Channing

Only the spirit and the soul is eternal, only they can be saved.


Our real duty is always found running in the direction of our worthiest desires” ~Randolph S. Bourne

The worthiest desires are, of course, the spiritual desires.


It is better to be motivated by the soul’s hunger rather than the ego’s greed.” ~Unknown


To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end in life.” ~Robert Louis Stevenson

And that means becoming more than what we are in the material world, not less.


Reflect upon you present blessings, of which every man has many not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” ~Charles Dickens

We shouldn’t ignore the negative things in the world, but neither should we constantly dwell on them. That only leads to stress and depression.


Non-attachment is like a fire that can burn the binding power of past samskaras. Non-attachment and love are one ant the same. Non-attachment gives freedom, but attachment brings bondage.” ~Swami Rama

Trying to develop spiritually while clinging to the material world is like trying to row a boat that is still tied to the dock.


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Book Review: Earthing

 

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By Clinton Ober, Stephen T. Sinatra, M.D., Martin Zucker

    Reviewing a self-help book is different than reviewing most other types of books. With a self-help book, you are not much interested in the writers style, his command of the language, etc. Instead, what matters for the most part is the effectiveness of what the book is teaching. I read the Kindle version of this book which may be missing some illustrations and could use some formatting improvements, but is otherwise the same as the printed version.

    Earthing is about a simple concept: we all need to connect to the earth, not just in a figurative sense as with environmentalism, but in a very literal sense. Our ancestors ran around barefoot and slept on the ground and had far fewer health problems than we have today. Today we wear shoes nearly all the time, especially when we’re outside, and we sleep in beds that are off the ground and insulated from it. This separation from the earth is preventing us from taking in free electrons that are plentiful in the ground and which are the best natural fighter of free-radicals.

The authors spent years studying and experimenting with this and found that most people get significant health benefits from being grounded to the planet. Of course, it is not practical in most places to walk around barefoot year round, or to sleep on the ground, but the authors offer alternatives that work just as well.

    As with most self-help books, the authors stretch out the material too much by including an unnecessarily large number of detailed examples of people who had heath problems and what improvement they got with earthing. This, unfortunately, seems to be necessary to get a self-help book published. No publisher wants to print fifty page books, so you have to flesh it out. But other than this minor annoyance, the book and the program it teaches is very good. I have been following it for about two weeks now and already I see improvements in my arthritis, varicose veins and high blood pressure.

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Random Thoughts 9-18-2011

    When I hear that America is rated twelfth or fourteenth or something like that in education, I take it with a large grain of salt. That is because the method for rating a good education is flawed. The emphasis is on teaching the currently accepted theories of science and mathematics and teaching the job skills that will help young people get the jobs of today. They are not teaching them how to get the jobs five years from now because they simply don’t know what skills will be in demand then. Nor are they teaching how to function as responsible human beings.  What they need to do is teach creativity, flexibility and innovativeness so the kids can adjust to a rapidly changing world, and that is not being done any better in Europe than it is here.

Looking for an inexpensive and natural way to lower blood pressure, reduce pain and generally improve health? Read this book!

Destiny is no matter of chance.

It is a matter of choice.

It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.” ~William Jennings Bryan

I wasn’t able to go to the Reno balloon race, but I did get to see a few off in the distance.

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