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The Matrix, Sysiphus, and Our Lives

I really enjoy the movie “The Matrix” because Neo has this inexplicable intuition about his reality: something he can’t quite articulate. It’s not quite right. He feels alienated in a world that should be good. 744 more words


Do NOT Try Homeschooling.

I often get asked about the one piece of advice I would give to all home schoolers. Probably folks want some type of motto that fits all situations and clears the air about many problems. 283 more words



  • A friend once gave me a beautiful glass friendship ball. I hung it in the window above my sink where the sun would shine through it lighting my kitchen with beautiful blue hues of colour.
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Sunday morning Stoic: The shortest route

Meditations 4.51:

“Take the shortest route, the one that nature planned—to speak and act in the healthiest way. Do that, and be free of pain and stress, free of all calculation and pretension.”

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Practice 21

Sensory pleasures are temporary and they are passive habits: they exist because we give in to them.  But passive habits are strengthened by repetition.

So, for the sake of our other practices and the discipline they require, we mindfully acknowledge these desires and allow them to dissolve, channeling our energies into healthier, more active habits.


designsonyourfuture reblogged this on designs on your future and commented:

Yoga teaches that the modern addiction to sensual experience (everything from compulsive gambling to excessive TV watching) is a desperate and futile attempt to fill our basic emptiness. And it is the law of diminishing returns: the more we repeat these actions, the more extreme they will likely become so we can really get 'high' each time. But yoga also teaches that this emptiness can only be accepted, through meditation, and made into a dwelling for the Divine (or God, if you will). Thus meditation frees us from slavery to our senses and opens us to communion with God. In some translations, the words of Jesus are translated, "the Kingdom of Heaven is within you." Or, "I will put my spirit within you."

On Modesty

Modesty is an issue of the heart, not the hemline.

Though controversial and highly relevant as it may be, modesty is as much an issue for this age as it was any previous, if not more so.

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