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Pithyism #65+

2017.07.26
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Once you turn 30 (or thereabouts), no one calls you an “old soul.”

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Vive La Difference

2017.06.12
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From Josee Wolff, The Torah: A Women’s Commentary:

“…The pessimist observes a situation, generalizes about the bad aspects, and interprets them as a permanent and constant feature. In contrast, the optimist observes the same situation and sees the bad aspects, but particularizes them and interprets them as a temporary obstacle that can be overcome.”

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Apprentice Question

2011.11.16
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“WHAT CAN I DO, RIGHT now, to better myself?”

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Spectrum

2011.11.09
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AS SOUND IS SLOWLY-VIBRATING light, ambition is slowly-vibrating desperation.

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The Other Secret

2011.10.18
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WHEN IN DOUBT, SHOOT FROM the heart.

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Litmus

2011.10.17
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A SURE TEST OF ANY theology is to ask, “Does God exist before human beings?”

Among other things, the answer can shed light on one’s grasp of science. For if you allow for a God who watched over the dinosaurs, who saw the primordial soup trend toward consciousness on a billion planets, who was delighted by the Big Bang — in short, One who doesn’t need humans to survive and Whom humans can only love fiercely but dimly — you may well be on to something.

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Pithyism #65b

2011.10.13
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MATURITY IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN we choose to be fascinated by something other than ourselves.

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Pithyism #30

2011.10.03
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DOES THE PHRASE “OLD SOUL” apply to anyone past their early 20s?

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Pithyism #72

2011.09.26
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OUR POLITICAL LANDSCAPE MIGHT BE less prickly were our politics not so personal.

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Waiting

2011.09.16
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OF ALL HUMAN EXPERIENCES, WAITING may be the least explicable.

We usually experience Time both as a series of events (“progression”) and an eternal Now (“duration”). Progression is as a pot slowly boiling or day growing late or stomach more hungry. “Duration” is the center of whatever moment (and all moments) we experience. These levels are so seamless as to first appear invisible. (Work with me here.)

Waiting suspends your attention — you’ve given your order, taken your place in line, tried to start the engine — now what? Read more »

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The Root Of All Our Problems

2011.09.15
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SLOPPY THINKING.

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“GOD” IS THE EXPERIENCE OF “experiencing God.”

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