Archive | February 6, 2012

Unraveling the mystery of consciousness

This is an interesting article that I thought was worth sharing.

The Consciousness of the MindUnraveling the mystery of consciousness on CNN. An article by Antonio Damasio, Special to CNN.

Antonio Damasio, author of “Self Comes to Mind“, published by Pantheon/Vintage, is a professor of neuroscience and director of the Brain and Creativity Institute at the University of Southern California. He spoke at the TED2011 conference in Long Beach, California. TED is a nonprofit dedicated to “Ideas worth spreading,” which it makes available through talks posted on its website.

Of course this is a discussion from the point of view of physics and not metaphysics. But give science a little time to catch up with the wisdom of the ages that many walking a spiritual path understand and accept. Continue reading

Holding Respect With Love

Imitate Nature's RespectThe Key To Successful Relationships

It seems today that our society has created an environment that makes it near to impossible for people to find deep loving and long lasting relationships. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) tracks marriage and divorce rates in the U.S.

In 2002 Report 23, Number 22 they presented one of the last statistical reviews of American marriages. Among the findings in the report: unmarried co-habitations overall are less stable than marriages.  The probability of a first marriage ending in separation or divorce within 5 years is 20 percent, but the probability of a premarital cohabitation breaking up within 5 years is 49 percent. After 10 years, the probability of a first marriage ending is 33 percent, compared with 62 percent for co-habitations.

But they don’t explain what happens to second marriages or co-habitations. I personally fall in that category and I’d be interested in knowing what the statistics show. We’ve been together 10years and we have a son. We have no plans on changing our co-habitation into a legal marriage. We had that license in the first relationships and both of those failed. Maybe they’ll cover that in the next decade. Continue reading

Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: King of Pentacles

King of Pentacles

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft

Your plans are coming through, your search for success is playing out well, but be careful you don’t get to arrogant about being right. It took a lot of help for you to get here and others deserve some credit as well. You had a nice celebration last week; so keep it going and remember to give a pat on the back to those working with you. Those good vibrations will keep the ball rolling and continue to pay off this week if you do.

Additional Insight:

It’s going to be a good week if you allow it to be. That means making sure your positive energy of good will plays out in your actions and words. Being grateful to others isn’t a sign of weakness. It’s an indication of understanding and appreciation. All things are related and connected, whither in a personal way or professional associations. When you appreciate others you share that good will and they in turn will be more inclined to share your name and good actions with others. You’ll be surprised by the number of people who will give you a call out of the blue and want to be associated with you too.

Give it a try. You’ll be glad you did.

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