Leisure, Fanaticism, Distractions and Meaning- Why do we do what we do?

Is it true that any leisurely activity a distraction from so called reality or the social problems we face? Leisure is an interesting concept. I like to think about how necessary it is, how fulfilling it is, and what it means to different people. I guess some things appeal to some people naturally, like hobbies…cars, sports, shoes,…

Big Mind Small Mind-Practical Spirituality

So there’s the big mind and small mind. Big Mind, I am nothing, I want nothing..I am not this body. Small mind, I am this position, race, class,gender, I want that job and that chocolate, and ouch that hurts!! Truth is multidimensional. The spiritual path does attempt to keep you aware of the big mind…

Black Friday Woes

Ooh it’s Black Friday, Yay.   1. A.K.A Day of Consumerism, coined from America’s day-after-Thanksgiving 2. The point in the year when retailers turn a profit, going from being “in the red” to being “in the black”. – I still don’t get the black part. Unless you own a multi-million dollar store, it’s not you…

Can we eliminate evil?

Can We Eliminate Evil? Thoughts from Through the Wormhole series. Moral code is programmed into us and we are born with empathy. It’s just more spontaneous in some. We have built in morality but its fragile, however, we can strengthen our willpower and long term decision-making (Proven). 1. If you have the genetics of a…

Memory Stored Over Generations

As a kid I used to wonder why I had to learn history. And my dad used to say, so we can understand and appreciate our present! I hated learning dates and the depressing events of history, and struggled to fathom why schools were doing this to us! I still have an issue with the…

The Real Life Goddess

Aspects of the Hindu forms of God sometimes appear with many hands. Especially the Goddess forms. Simply, it’s symbolic of her power, strength, abilities, and dynamism. And she still looks so calm. I’ve noticed that women are able to do this very naturally. This image is certainly not saying what a woman should do, in…