Category: Think Things

Real Minimalism

Minimalism is not about counting items and being obsessed with how much stuff you have.  It is not about animism as the Konmari method espouses, saying you have to thank your inanimate objects.  It is also not saying all you own can fit in…

What is hate?

Last time we discussed what love was.  Now for the more elusive, what is hate?   We will only be talking about people to people relationships here as we did with love.  Just like people think that they know what love is and then come…

Religious Begging

I do not understand religious begging.  I am not talking about Church taking up a collection for the poor or to support the clergy so that they can work full time with the community.  I am also not talking about  some organization trying to…

What is Love?

Love is not as Hollywood or romance novels would have you believe, some sudden, irresistible and instantaneous lust.  Lust is not love.  Nor is love the anything goes sexuality, that we have already discussed in the series “Praying by Moonlight”, see “Day 16”, so…

Ghosts

Just a quick note on Ghosts, Shadow People and Echos.  What are they and what is the difference? First ghosts.  These are the spirits of the dead who come back to us.  Now, there are three kinds of ghosts.  Spiritual things always seem to…

Age Phobia

You can’t help but notice the glut of anti-aging products on the market.  Nor can you ignore the flood of how to look younger tips and tricks.  Why is society so obsessed with looking younger?  Why are we so afraid of aging? I don’t…

What if you knew you would die tomorrow?

Last year I had a medical freak out which turned out to be nothing.  But it got me to thinking.  What if I did die tomorrow – what would I be doing today?  We all know that we are not guaranteed a tomorrow, so…

Marriage

I’ve been wondering why people don’t get married as much anymore?  I have heard several reasons for it and they seem lame to me.  Let me tell you why by answering the reasons. “Over half marriages end in divorce anyway.” One: That is an…

Mistakes

Why is it that we know that we can learn from mistakes, but we are so afraid to make them? A while ago I said something, so innocuous that I don’t even remember what statement I had made, but the reply to my statement…

Selfishness is NOT Spirituality

Be prepared for a rant.  I met this guy, actually introduced to this guy at a party.  The person who introduced us said, “You are both so spiritual you should talk.”  Well we exchanged pleasantries and then he asked me what spiritual tradition do…

What cause would you give your life for?

Interesting question, don’t you think?  Now we can all think of the grand heroic gestures in which we throw ourselves on a grenade to save our loved ones, or run into a burning building to pull a baby from the flames.  But what of…

Christians Have To Change Their Focus

Why do we need to change our focus?  Because we are supposed to be spreading the Good News yet people are leaving Christianity in droves.  Why?  God loves them unconditionally.  Why would anyone ever want to reject that?  Let’s look at some of the…