The direct messenger of the soul…

The only real valuable thing is intuition.-Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955) You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover is yourself.-Alan Alda (b. 1936) Trusting our intuition often saves us from disaster.-Anne Wilson Schaef (1934 – 2020)… Continue reading The direct messenger of the soul…

The past and future are real illusions…

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.-Buddha (latter half of first millennium BCE) Yesterday's the past, tomorrow's the future, but today is a gift. That's why it's called the present.-Bil Keane (1922 – 2011) The distinction between the past, present and future is… Continue reading The past and future are real illusions…

Murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers…

Older men declare war. But it is the youth that must fight and die.-Herbert Hoover (1874 – 1964) The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war.-Herbert Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. (1934 – 2012) War does not determine who is right - only who is left.-Bertrand Russell (1872 – 1970) There is no… Continue reading Murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers…

Facts can obscure truth…

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.-Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900 – 1944) Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth.-Benjamin Disraeli (1804 – 1881) All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed.… Continue reading Facts can obscure truth…

Language at its most distilled and most powerful…

I was reading the dictionary. I thought it was a poem about everything.-Steven Wright (b. 1955) You can find poetry in your everyday life, your memory, in what people say on the bus, in the news, or just what's in your heart.-Carol Ann Duffy (b. 1955) We all write poems; it is simply that poets… Continue reading Language at its most distilled and most powerful…

Sticks and stones

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.-Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955) FYI: Festival of Shavuot (Pentecost) The Jewish festival of Shavuot began at sunset on Sunday and ends at sunset on Monday. In terms of religious restrictions, this festival… Continue reading Sticks and stones