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What Sort Of Future Do You Want For Yourself, Your Family and Friends?

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Now, I’m putting you on the spot here. Ask yourself, what kind of world, what sort of future do you want to see for yourself, your family and friends? I’m not just talking immediate years here but possibly many, many years ahead. Some changes you may want to consider that would benefit not only you but your children when they get older or even their children to be… Sure, one individual alone cannot change the world, but whether it was for human rights, freedom from slavery… for these things to…read more

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Meta-Philosophy: An Essay on the (F)Utility of Philosophising

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My friends sometimes tell me that I shouldn’t philosophise too much but rather enjoy and experience life directly in a state of mindlessness. I have counter argued that such an attitude is only possible once you have convinced yourself of the futility of philosophising, which apparently is a process that you need to go through via the very medium of philosophy, which is reason. The purpose of this essay is to explore for myself the (f)utility of philosophising as a means to come to “correct knowledge”, which Patanjali calls “Pramana” in the Yoga Sutras by reasoning…read more

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Letting Go: Is Feeling Safe An Important Part Of Letting Go?

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When one is unable to let go, they’re going to end up using their energy to hold onto what they no longer need. And as they no longer need what they’re holding onto, it is not going to affect their ability to receive anything new. What one is holding onto no longer has a purpose and it is therefore going to lead to inner conflict. And while this could be something that is affecting one area of their life, it could be something that is having an impact on every…read more

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7 Reasons to Record Your Dreams

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Back in 1979, I started to record my dreams each night and morning as I awoke. About two weeks after I began, I had an extremely vivid dream of an explosion with women and men somehow involved. My wife and I, at that time, owned an international, wholesale tour company, and were planning a trip to Manila for a world congress of travel agents. We both decided to delete the Manila portion of the trip and added days to Taiwan and Hong Kong. On the first day of the congress,…read more

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Emotional Awareness: Is It An Important Part Of Being Able To Take Responsibility For How We Feel?

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Each experience that one has in life is going to play a part in how they feel. In some cases, how one feels will reflect what has taken place and at other times, it won’t. And this is because what has happened externally has triggered feelings from the past. This inner experience could relate to something that happened a few weeks ago or even a few years. This shows that there is a least two factors when it comes how one feels when something happens in their life. And what…read more

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