Book Review: The Rise and Fall of the Universe-Cosmos

Cristian Mihai

“If our ideas about creation are confused, we are lost.”

Human civilization is synonimous with trying to understand how this world began. We’ve been trying to explain how this Universe came to be ever since. Why?

Well, you should read David Shaw‘s short book on the subject.

Because in order to know who you are, where you are going, you need to know where you came from.

The past defines the present and influences the future, whether we like to admit it or not.

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David Shaw lives in Silver Spring Maryland with his wife Loydell Jones. David studied philosophy and theology at Thomas Aquinas Institute in River Forest, Illinois and Dubuque, Iowa from 1957 to 1964. He earned an M.A in sociology at the University of Chicago in 1967. He was employed at the Bureau of the Census from 1968 to 1999. He served as president of…

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Thought for Today

Espirational: A 10 Minute Vacation for the Soul

Copyright 2017 by R.A. Robbins

“You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.” —  Woodrow Wilson
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/spirit.html

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New Game Plus

Breaking Moulds

It’s not the first time I’ve used a video game metaphor for my life, and it won’t be the last.

Unlike video games, there is no reset button on life. But much like some of my favourite video games, there is a a way to take the experiences, items and elements from a previous play through, and carry them forward to a new beginning. I’m talking about “New Game Plus,” or NG+, an unlockable mode in many games where you start the game from the beginning with the experience (levels), items and so on from a previous character, in order to play out the storyline differently, try for a different ending.

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Now in video games, you don’t get to NG+ unless you beat the final boss. In some ways, I did not beat the final boss, that monster called depression. But in other ways I did… for I am…

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Mom – The Last Night with You

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I clearly remember all the details of spending that last night with you in the hospital.

I watched you suffered

as you moaned in pain.

I hold your hand endlessly, trying to ease your pain.

I asked for medical attention

but they did not come up with anything effective.

All I could do was to sit close by, praying for you.

In the morning, you went away and we have to part.

God finally eased your pain

but broke my heart.

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Tackling Diversity!

Passion For Truths

Disciple : Master, what do you think is the greatest challenge in this world?Master : Attaining unity in diversity..building bridges across people of different nationalities, race, cultures and belief systems.

Disciple : Is that even possible ? I mean I don’t see how humanity can ever unite. Just look at the polarised world we live now. So much hate and anger because of our different opinions and upbringing.

Master : Possible it is.. Easy, it is not.

Disciple : How can that be achieved? I really want to know!

Master : By attaining individual unity in each person’s diversity first.

Disciple : Hmm.. I don’t grasps what you mean.

Master : All of us have many aspects within ourselves…including the dark and light quotient. Under certain circumstances, a human can be very kind and compassionate. But under a harsher environment, it may trigger a person to succumb to his dark…

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No Shortcuts

Cristian Mihai

People love shortcuts: the easiest way from point A to point B. There are self-help book by the ton. How to guides, all sorts of lists and whatnot.Do this and this and this and this will happen.
It’s almost as if people hate thinking for themselves.

Be wary of shortcuts, for they usually lead you down treacherous paths.

My opening line served to prove this point. In the uncertainty of life, some folks will do odd things with the belief that they are actually influencing what is going on. The follow strict patterns that are nothing but bullshit.

They worry about things of little importance.

No, it’s not the most crucial aspect to optimize your blog for search engines, not is it that important to write a brilliant ending or use precious mental energy on coming up with a creative title. These things play a part, but it’s not as…

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Book Review: We Don’t Look Like We Hurt

Cristian Mihai

Olivia Shepherd is brave. Why? Because she has the courage to write about one of the issues we try our best to deny its very existence, let alone its impact on our community.

This book is a statement. Depression is an issue that requires the help and support of others. Like they say, the first step in solving any problem is recognizing you have one.

But people keep trying to deny the fact that depression is a real issue. It is not feeling a bit sad, it is feeling hopeless, futureless, powerless.

And, if that wasn’t enough, the stigma surrounding this issue forces these same people to put on a mask and pretend everything’s fine.

I would recommend this book to anyone who’s open minded enough and wants to understand the issue, but even more so, by those who themselves are struggling with depression.

The author(visit her blog here)…

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