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mariette-ana-papic's picture
Feb.16.2010
The news comes in and I stare at a screen, trying to type something, but nothing does come. It's silent except for the radio from BBC and then NPR, nothing I hear makes me feel particularly secure. I've just finished reading some high-fantasy novel and I've recently recalled the power of fiction....
pavel-somov's picture
Feb.12.2010
Knowing how to forgive is an essential, if not the essential skill of love. On that note, in continuation of the 360 Degrees of Compassion series, I'd like to offer you an example of betrayal and forgiveness, from Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell's famous dystopian novel. Nineteen Eighty-Four is...
barbara-audet's picture
Feb.10.2010
 "It had become an universal and almost uncontroverted position in the several States, that the purposes of society do not require a surrender of all our rights to our ordinary governors; that there are certain portions of right not necessary to enable them to carry on an effective government...
pavel-somov's picture
Jan.31.2010
1.A robot-in-me acknowledges the robot-in-you.Made of same proto-parts, we – together – make up one and the same Machinery of Consciousness.2.Self is a thought-hive.It waits not to be understood.It just flies.3.An event outside the event-horizon,You exist beyond words, beyond form, beyond...
pavel-somov's picture
Jan.30.2010
1.A robot-in-me acknowledges the robot-in-you.Made of same proto-parts, we – together – make up one and the same Machinery of Consciousness.2.Self is a thought-hive.It waits not to be understood.It just flies.3.An event outside the event-horizon,You exist beyond words, beyond form, beyond...
pavel-somov's picture
Jan.25.2010
To judge, we need categories. To forgive, we have to go beyond our categories, we have to examine the reality of what happened through somebody else’s categories.  But we like our categories!  We don’t like to revise them, let alone looking at the world through somebody else’s lens (categories,...
lynda-fitzgerald's picture
Jan.25.2010
If Truth Be Told, my first release that came out in June 2007, is now available on Kindle.  If you don't have a Kindle, you can download it FREE to your PC or laptop.  Just search Amazon for Kindle Download Free.  What's so good about it being on Kindle?   First, I guess, price.  The hard cover...
pavel-somov's picture
Jan.23.2010
The future enters into us long before it happens. Rainer Maria Rilke from Compassion Series “To understand is to forgive” formula is more than just perspective-taking, more than just seeing the event from other person’s perspective.  In order to forgive, you also have to understand why what...
d-allen-jenkins's picture
Jan.22.2010
If Darwin were alive today, he would have to rethink his dictums. In an evolutionary framework, the fittest would do little to effect a change in Haiti. They would let things run their course and see the crippling effects of nature’s wrath devour the weaker links and eliminate them from the...
pavel-somov's picture
Jan.21.2010
1. If you can see the reality in at least seven ways You can be at peace with it. And one with it too. 2. The essence of any War is: “I think This” vs. “I think This.” (from the side it looks like it's just two people arguing about “This” and “That” and there is a point to it) But from inside the...