reflections: Selfless Giving

What is the nature of giving? If giving is considered as the opposite of taking, then a positive perspective of giving is formed in the mind. Yet, there is certainly more to the question, in consideration of various motives of giving. Certainly, giving seems more altruistic than taking; however, in considering motives, a different pictureContinue reading “reflections: Selfless Giving”

reflections: Higher Purpose

Sometimes, I wonder what really is “the sound of one hand clapping.” When I write a blogpost, without receiving feedback, I feel as if I’m in an echo chamber – empty of sound. If I base my self esteem on my writing, then, I will always be in flux, subject to the ebb and flowContinue reading “reflections: Higher Purpose”

reflections: Rediscovering Time

B”H The following began as a set of semi incoherent sentences that I wrote before my first cup of tea this morning. Hopefully, I have managed to patch this up enough for the sake of cohesiveness. I have tried to salvage this; perhaps, I have succeeded in doing so. At the time I wrote this,Continue reading “reflections: Rediscovering Time”

reflections: the View from Above

B”H Transcending Divisiveness If you lived in an isolated city, where there were only two flavors of soda, Coke or Pepsi, you would be compelled to choose one of the two, assuming that you enjoyed drinking soda in the first place. Imagine these two brands competing with each other on billboards, advertisements in printed mediaContinue reading “reflections: the View from Above”

reflections: Transcending the Pandemic

B”H The acquistion of rolls upon rolls of toilet paper may be regarded as a manifestation of the need for psychological reassurance, that a human being in the face of this pandemic can still do something to placate the feeling of not having any control over the situation. I would proffer to recommend that thereContinue reading “reflections: Transcending the Pandemic”

reflections: Finding Peace

B”H It is not in accordance with my character to offer a rant, i.e., a poetic or prosaic form designed to express one’s frustration, disenchantment, and annoyance over a specific issue or “pet peeve.” In fact, there is not much within my own life, that would call for a rant. There are only a fewContinue reading “reflections: Finding Peace”

daily contemplation: Seeking the Good

B”H March 24, 5780 “Seek good, and not evil, that ye may live; and so the L-RD, the G-d of hosts, will be with you, as ye say.” – Amos 5:14, JPS 1917 Tanach If we put our thoughts on hold for a moment, in order to reflect on this verse, what realizations will becomeContinue reading “daily contemplation: Seeking the Good”

daily contemplation: Spiritual Evolution

B”H March 23, 2020 “It’s the end of the world as we know it.” Michael Stipe, R.E.M. The popular myth, floating around within the perimeter of the New Age Movement and elsewhere, based in part on the theology of Teilard de Chardin connotes the idea of a type of spiritual evolution. This gained ground in […]Continue reading “daily contemplation: Spiritual Evolution”

daily meditation: Uplifting Others

“And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed.” – Exodus 17:11, JPS 1917 Tanach During the war with Amalek, with Joshua at the helm, Moshe stood on a hill and prayed. How did he pray? He lifted up his hands; actually, he held the staff above his head for […]Continue reading “daily meditation: Uplifting Others”

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