Monthly Archives: October 2015

It’s okay to know know these things about life.

Oct 21, 2015 | | 1 comment

Some obvious observable self-evident facts about life that I’ve noticed: Before our conception, which led to our particular birth as an individual human – a human primate, to be exact – before this conception, we did not exist. At best, given the possibilities of all predictable outcomes in a universe ever seeking balance between energy […more]

Spirituality Is Looking Upon A Flower Closely

Oct 13, 2015 | | Say something

Spirituality is looking upon a flower closely, and recognizing that you and this flower share a common history and destiny. That your species and its species share a common origin, an origin so intertwined that it is seeable within the very DNA shared by both. Spirituality is about recognizing connection, even while recognizing the differences. […more]

Reflections on Secular Spirituality: Passionate Journey to a Rational Judaism

“The appreciation of dignity affirms that the human being is not a tool, is not a thing, is not an instrumentality who exists merely for the designs and purposes of others. … the human person is an end-in-and-of-himself or -herself. A person is not to be bought or sold, like a piece of furniture. A […more]

It Is The Thought Of Others Suffering That Scares Me Most – On Death and Dying

What is your greatest fear about dying? For most, it would seem, the greatest fear about dying is the fear of being alone when dying. It amazes me the depth of emotion others express over this contemplated thought. But, personally, I must stretch myself to understand it, for I do not share that fear that […more]

What Makes Us Human? You must watch this three-part film!

Take the time. Make the time. Watch. Listen. Share. “What is it that makes us human? Is it that we love, that we fight ? That we laugh ? Cry ? Our curiosity ? The quest for discovery ? Driven by these questions, filmmaker and artist Yann Arthus-Bertrand spent three years collecting real-life stories from […more]