Breaking news: everyone makes mistakes. What a great thing, since mistakes are a great way to learn and to advance at all levels of our lives, be it materially, mentally, emotionally, or spiritually. The tools we need to make the most of our mistakes include the art of reflection, i.e. to analyse deeply what we… Read More Dwelling: Reflecting Without Movement
Quite unfortunately, community-building doesn’t just happen when a group of good-willed individuals come together. Not that good-will doesn’t help! But it’s not enough. All the good-will in the world cannot be properly channeled unless there is unity. If we think of the community-building process as rowing, it becomes clear that we can have a lot… Read More The Real Meaning of Unity: Removing Obstacles to Fulfilling our True Purpose in Life
Are you satisfied with the way things are going on in the world? I’m willing to bet that you aren’t and that like most, you would love to contribute to its betterment. So would I. George Bernard Shaw said “some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were… Read More So What is this Blog All About?
As some of you have gently reminded me over the last few weeks, I have not posted anything here since 20 November 2013. That’s a 24 week absence, a portion of which has been spent reflecting on writing in the context of the advancement of the individual and the community. As long time readers of… Read More Does Writing Fiction Contribute to Personal and Community Development? (I hope so…)
As a blogger, I have gone through many phases. A recent one was defined by anger at the various and unfortunately numerous forms of injustice that exist. Long-time readers have commented on it before, and it has led to many an interesting, if not heated, discussion. While anger might light a fire in someone’s heart… Read More Reaching Over the Anger: Building on a Common Desire
Just like with anything else, reflection is an instrument that has to be used with great wisdom, for it can both fulfill its higher purpose, or lead us astray. Need I point out that the road to hell is paved with good intentions? Our purpose in life is to know and worship God, which means… Read More Reflecting on Reflection: How to Make the Good even Better