Category Archives: philosophy

The Creation of the “Other” (and thoughts on war and violence)

Hate, conflict, hostility and war… where does it all come from? I can’t help but read the headlines in all the news about North Korea and their nuclear threats–y’know, war propoganda and rhetoric. So where does all of this come … Continue reading

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How to Find and Follow your Passion or Calling

Most of us go through points in our lives where we don’t know what to do next. Perhaps you just finished school, broke up with your significant other, lost your job, or are at some other major crossroads in your … Continue reading

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Buddhist Meditation: Individual Love is Greater Love

Lesser love is greater love, individual love is universal love. Below is an explanation and a meditation exercise to help you feel universal love for all beings. It’s a rare thing for me to be touched by a movie nowadays … Continue reading

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I Saved a Life Today

I saved a life today. Albeit that of “just a worm” – something we hold as having little to zero value due to the fact that it has limited, if any, cognitive ability, its lack of financial worth and perhaps … Continue reading

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Life and the Universe

When looking up at the sky on a starry night, I’m always amazed at the beauty and size of the universe. Star gazing can bring up some of the most profound questions we have about life. The speed of light … Continue reading

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Have Compassion for Everyone

Should we love and have compassion for everyone? Should we love even terrible people who do terrible things? How do we deal with them? What about someone like Hitler? These are questions and thoughts that have really troubled me at times. … Continue reading

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Conventional Definition of Success

What’s your definition of success? Is it a fancy new car? A big house in Beverly Hills? Having a family? Finding love? The purpose of this blog post is to challenge the conventional pursuits we often have in our lives. … Continue reading

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