What do you tell a person who wants to know about Buddhism?
What books do you recommend? What authors?
Should she look into mindfulness first, or jump right into a form of Zen Buddhism or the Tibetan Buddhism of the Dalai Lama? Continue reading
I dreamed a lucid dream for the first time in my life last night.
I’ve tried to experience a lucid dream– one where you tell yourself in the dream that you are dreaming — for more than five years after reading about dream interpretations by Carl G. Jung, the eminent psychiatrist who studied with Sigmund Freud. Continue reading
Is “letting go” a feminine trait?
Is it in the same category as “surrender” or “submit” — actions deemed by some son of a bitch to be “unmanly”?
Could I ever be strong enough to let the more tender side of me take over and simply ‘let go”?
We all know how tough it can be to let go of something we’ve been accustomed to all of our lives. You feel like you’re walking off a cliff or jumping out of a plane with no parachute when you consider “letting go.” You’re facing uncertainty, the unknown, the void of a black hole that’s never been explored before. Unexplored by you, that is.
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What if there is no God to catch you in mid-flight? Must one die before being re-born without the ego being in control? Continue reading
*A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.
*A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.
*A crocodile cannot stick out its tongue.
*A dragonfly has a life span of 24 hours.
*A “jiffy” is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a
*A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.
*A snail can sleep for three years.
*Al Capone’s business card said he was a used furniture dealer.
*All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.
*Almonds are a member of the peach family.
*An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.
Babies are born without kneecaps. They don’t appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age.
*Butterflies taste with their feet.
*Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds. Dogs only have about 10.
*”Dreamt” is the only English word that ends in the letters “mt”.
*February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.
*In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.
*If the population of China walked past you, in single file, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.
*If you are an average American, in your whole life, you will spend an average of 6 months waiting at red lights.
*It’s impossible to sneeze with your eyes open.
*Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.
*Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.
*No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.
*On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament building is an American flag.
*Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.
*Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.
*Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.
*”Stewardesses” is the longest word typed with only the left hand and “lollipop” with your right.
*The average person’s left hand does 56% of the typing.
*The cruise liner, QE2, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.
*The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
*The sentence: “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” uses every letter of the
*The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid.
*The words ‘racecar,’ ‘kayak’ and ‘level’ are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left(palindromes).
*There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
*There are more chickens than people in the world.
*There are only four words in the English language which end in “dous”: tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous
*There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: “abstemious” and “facetious.”
*There’s no Betty Rubble in the Flintstones Chewables Vitamins.
*Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
*TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard.
*Winston Churchill was born in a ladies’ room during a dance.
*Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
*Your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks; otherwise it will digest itself.
….. Now you know everything …..
(From my high school friend, demcese)
The Pennsylvania license plate read “11B-CIB” and it transformed me back some 40 years when I was in the army infantry running a platoon in Vietnam as a first lieutenant.
“11B” is what is called the “MOS” designation for a soldier and his trained skill. It stands for 11-Bravo or infantry. Continue reading
What gifts can I offer the world today? What insight, wisdom or thought could I bestow on others seeking the healing we need for our mutual pain and suffering?
I am no psychic. I’ve never seen an angel or felt the tingling sensation from a spirit wanting to use me to provide a message or a sign. I’m no medium. Continue reading
I close my eyes and I enter a world where nothing but love exists within. It is a state of mind I visit more often now that I meditate early in the morning. You see, I roll over in my bed and wrap my arms around me, feeling the warmth slowly develop and then spread throughout my body. I “sense” a flow of energy — liquid energy — like a lukewarm form of lava flowing from the upper arms to my neck and back and then down through the arms, the torso and then onto other parts of my body. Continue reading