Category Archives: Philosophy
When considering the universe…
Everything comes and goes. Time stretches out to our pasts and then out into our futures. Time before we began and then long after we are gone. Immense oceans and the boundlessness of space are mere specks in the vast realm of time. Does it rise and fall with its own tides? Imagine it coming into shore with each new being and then receding again with each death. A rhythm of life that lasts forever. Time begetting time.
Does it fold and overlap so that the past can become the future and the future can be part of the past? Imagine the way that changes everything. This would deepen Read the rest of this entry
We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them
One thing that no one can ever take from you is your power to choose. It is something that you cannot even take from yourself. If you choose to allow others to make choices for you, that is a choice. One that you make each time that you comply with their decisions. There are times that we are compelled to do things by outside forces such as the law, but we still have the power to choose how we will respond. The thing about making choices is that it doesn’t grant you the power to do anything that you want. You are limited by circumstances and by what your imagination can come up with. But you can always choose something. Will you comply Read the rest of this entry
While he is a comedian, I think that he makes a lot of good points during his performances. There is a film on net flix that talks about this same thing and, of course, I cannot recall the name of it just now. I think that this is something that is important to remember. There is a difference between trying to save our species and trying to save the planet. We are so arrogant.
I read this blog post on Fear quite a while ago and am just now getting around to writing a response to it.
The thing about fear is that it is a double edged sword. People forget that it is an important and useful emotion that keeps us from jumping from a cliff or putting are hands in the fire. Fear reminds us that we are mortal and that we need to have both caution and reserve in life. But if we listen to nothing but our Read the rest of this entry
I love this. It is beautiful and captures the way that our hearts never forget. Relationships do not always work out, but they mark us. They leave us memories. Sometimes those are sad and sometimes they are happy. There is this strange expectation in our culture that once a relationship has ended you can’t miss the good things that relationship had. Why is that? People break up and suddenly the other person becomes a villain and there is nothing good about them. I don’t believe Read the rest of this entry