Art Matters

In a recent Facebook post, I was saying that the arts are in a real state of decline and how, at first, I was incredibly hesitant to say anything about it. The reason for the hesitation being, I assumed that I was probably just guilty of doing that old codger thing of “Why, back in my day…” followed by how everything was better, back then. But I just realized one of the

Two Approaches

Each of us swings back and forth, constantly, between two conflict approaches. The two approaches largely (not entirely) determine how we will experience other people and the world around us. Before you read even one, it’s essential to remember that we’re all susceptible to the baser emotions of fear, greed, hatred, pessimism, an outlook of lack versus abundance, prejudices and so on. Each of us resorts to the less desirable of the

Curses

I’ve been seeing more and more justifications lately of how cursing is supposedly no big deal. Here’s a short list of why yes, it’s actually a big deal. Please note as you read, how the idea of spiritual karma is conspicuously absent from my points. If you happen to believe in karma, then that just adds even more layers of why you shouldn’t do this, to what I’m saying here. Of course,

The Red Pill

It’s amazing to me, how many people obsess over the movie The Matrix and yet, daily… they take the blue pill, instead of the red pill. Personally, I never cared much for that movie. I really liked the concept of it but it’s mostly just another action film and I find it sort of boring. Yet, I daily choose the red pill and I try to live in an awake state. I

Without Purpose

At the risk of sounding like I think that I have all the answers, I will voice an idea. It’s about why so many people are restless and unhappy. Without purpose… none of us is happy. First, let me say that I’m positive that I lack most answers, much less all of them. But each of us has one or two things we can contribute. I’m sharing what I know, so you

It Hurts

The reason that we fall short of achieving our goal is simple. We let pain be a good enough excuse The pain might be physical, emotional, psychological or even spiritual but it doesn’t matter. The rules of whatever game you’re playing still apply. I like to play chess. I have an app on my phone and I play when I’m waiting in line, when I’m too tired to do anything else, etc.

Narcissistic Gaslighting & Smear Campaigns

Gaslighting How to Deal With Gaslighting & Smear Campaigns From Narcissists If you’ve ever been gaslighted or been the victim of a smear campaign, then this might help. Gaslighting Gaslighting is a term that gets thrown around, sort of willy-nilly, which is unfortunate because it is an important word. It describes a sort of private hell that exists when someone (especially someone you love) is manipulating you with the intent of making