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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

What is Time?

Time is a mysterious phenomenon.  Time represents a measurement of "decay" to those who experience it here on Earth.  Elsewhere in the Universe, time also passes, but it is silly to measure that time by the number of times Earth has circled our Sun, isn't it?

If we think of time in only our own Earth terms, we limit ourselves to think in years, months, weeks, days, seasons, etc.  And, as such, we cannot really quite fathom just how time plays a part in the overall grand scheme of things, can we?

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

What is the real meaning of Christmas?

Well, this is not a new question by any means, and many others have provided meaningful and profound answers before me.  So, I do not pretend that anything I say here will be anything so 'different' from what others might have already said.

To me, Christmas is the time of year when people should be thinking of Jesus (the 'Christ'), and what He did, what He taught, how He lived.  Not that we should NOT be thinking about this at other times, just that Christmas can provide a time for reflection and renewal, I think.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Family reunions and amusement parks are similar?

So, where does this question come from?  Actually, it's something that was posed as a question at Spring.Me, and I liked the topic.  The question wasn't worded the way I've worded it here, but it was similar.

Since I come from a large family, our family reunions can be pretty big and loud and active.  Some folks play volleyball, others play horseshoes, and others engage in a variety of things to enjoy the experience.  Obviously, there's lots of excitement and fun.

Hey, there's lots of excitement and fun at amusement parks, too, right?  Hmmm...

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Should Hollywood be making films about assassinations of World Leaders?

Hoo-boy!  This whole hack on Sony™ has a lot of folks upset...on all sides of the issue.  Americans (many, if not most) don't think the movie should have been pulled by Sony™, because that makes it look as though America has 'backed-down' from threats from 'terrorists' (et al.).

Of course, it really all just depends on which angle we're looking at the issue from, I would surmise.  I am not sure what Americans might think if another (enemy) country made their own version of a movie which depicted a satirical, comedic story line on assassinating President Obama.

I know some of America's 'enemies' blatantly and routinely do things which depict their obvious dislike for America within their own culture, and I must say that it "offends" me at times...simply because I know their views of my country are completely inaccurate and 'unfair'.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

What is consciousness?

Consciousness is another mystery we are really only beginning to understand, I believe.  I think there is a 'consciousness spectrum', which includes the very lowest level of consciousness up to the very highest level.

Technology has not yet been invented that can detect or measure consciousness levels, as far as I know; but many spiritual leaders attest to 'proving' various levels through meditation and other means.

The mystery is deeply rooted in everything around us, I think.  All things vibrate in frequencies dictated and determined by the Natural Laws that govern how things that 'consciousness'?

Saturday, December 13, 2014

How to get a trillion dollars!

OK, this is NOT really about how to actually acquire a trillion dollars, mostly because I don't really know how to do that.  This article is about understanding just what a trillion (as a number) represents, whether in dollars or in something else.

Most of us will never actually grasp the true meaning of a trillion, simply because it is not something we encounter in a general sense, unless we're talking about how many grains of sand are on the beach, or how many plankton live in the sea, or how many stars exist in our Universe.  

And, we generally think and talk about a trillion in pretty vague and abstract terms, don't we?

So, how DO we get a trillion dollars?