Category Archives: Ideas to Ponder

Some common sense ideas about how things could work.

CHILDHOOD FROM ANOTHER TIME

My childhood was a different thing from what I see today. There were school, and friends, and family – that has not changed. But there were so many moments that do not seem possible any more – moments of freedom, … Continue reading

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WINNING

This essay was inspired by a bumper sticker which read:What if they gave a war, and nobody came?And by a poster which read:War is not healthy for children and other living things. Both of these were from – where else? … Continue reading

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PROBLEMS AND GIFTS – PART II

“There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for your in its hands.You seek problems because you need their gifts.” Illusions – Richard Bach I sent the essay “Problems and Gifts” out in May, with my plan … Continue reading

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STILLNESS AMID CHAOS

Note: This was written in early March of 2020, but was never posted.So sorry. Next posting coming in a few days. This morning I sat down to meditate, but my mind was so overactive that I could not get still. … Continue reading

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PROBLEMS AND GIFTS

I’ll start this essay with a quotation from “Illusions” by Richard Bach. It reads: “There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hands. You seek problems because you need their gifts.” I know, … Continue reading

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What Is Karma, Anyway?

Karma is a Sanskrit word from ancient texts, the first of these being the Hindu text known as the Rigveda. Essentially, it means ‘action’. But it actually has a more profound meaning, having to do with the cycle of cause … Continue reading

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It Is Time to Change the World

It is time to change the world. The scientists have many answers, but the politicians and business people won’t listen, and won’t let the information be heard. The businessmen won’t do it, because their main interest is profit, and they … Continue reading

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Fathers and Daddies

This was written in about a half hour. I had been thinking about my father, and how fortunate I was to have had, however briefly, both a father and a daddy. For me there is a certain distinction between the … Continue reading

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PAY ATTENTION

I met a young woman the other day at Trader Joe’s. I had seen her only a short while before at another store in the same shopping center. I was struck by her beauty, and so when I saw her … Continue reading

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WHY I MEDITATE

I meditate every day – sometimes more than once a day. My purpose in meditating is very different from what it was when I began. When I began the journey that led me to a spiritual practice and meditation, I … Continue reading

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