Love Is

“Is this love – is this love – is this love – Is this love that I’m feelin’?” Well – maybe… Probably not really. We are surrounded by messages of love in our culture. Most of the songs we hear are about love gained or lost. Talk of dating and relationships. Most magazines, whatever the subject or market, feature beautiful women on the cover. Confused messages about what love is or isn’t, what we want and don’t want. The basic issue is that we have an innate sense of what real Love is but no consistent way to experience it. … Continue Reading…

Commitment

A few days ago, I wanted to blog about commitment but didn’t get to it. (irony) Then I heard a talk on how such ideas were just the ego, wanting or not wanting to engage. But it does lead to a deeper thought on the concept. Commitment really speaks to our role in the world and to relationship. What are we committed to? To ourselves, to our obligations, to the bigger picture?  As Yoda famously said, Do or don’t do, there is no try. Sometimes we have this idea that if we don’t decide, we don’t commit, it may work … Continue Reading…

Memories…

“Memories, like the corners of my mind Memories Misty watercolor memories Of the way we were Scattered pictures of the smiles we left behind Smiles we gave to one another For the way we were” — Gladys Knight & The Pips, The Way we Were Put another way, memories are the patterns in our mind, put down by our response to our experiences. They are the structure of our individual reality. This is why so many live in the past. Or the dreams of the future, extrapolating those memories. Note also how they are internalized. We remember what we consider … Continue Reading…

The Century of the Self

A BBC documentary series on Governments, Corporations and Mass Psychology. 4 x 58 min: Part 1: http://video.google.ca/videoplay?docid=8953172273825999151 Part 2: http://video.google.ca/videoplay?docid=-678466363224520614 Part 3: http://video.google.ca/videoplay?docid=-6111922724894802811 Part 4: http://video.google.ca/videoplay?docid=1122532358497501036