Category Archives: philosophy

The wisdom of a dying young man

Elliot Dallen is dying of cancer, at only 31 years of age. I find his story to be uplifting and inspiring. Please read what he has to say. When the little worries and annoyances of life drag you down, remember … Continue reading

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A thought a day, from Issac Robledo

I am forwarding to you this message from a thinker worth reading: Hi friends, Thanks for being in my life — I hope you are well! I’m only sending this to a few people I think may give a hoot. … Continue reading

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If we all shared this lady’s vision…

…we would have a harmonious world worth living in. Dr Anne Poelina is a caretaker for a great river. Please take 2 minutes to read her inspiring words.

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Irreconcilable differences

As my friends know, one of my current projects is Lifting the Gloom: An antidepressant primer of short stories. Here is its next instalment, written between about 4 and 6 a.m. this morning. Irreconcilable Sometimes, differences cannot be reconciled. You … Continue reading

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Accepting the Unacceptable, by Penny Fenner

Penny Fenner is a Buddhist psychologist, and one of my friends from before my retirement. She has just posted this, and has given me permission to share it with you. This year we’re being constantly challenged to “accept the unacceptable,” … Continue reading

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Thought-provoking, informative and educational: the 48 free books by John Scales Avery

BOOKS ON SERIOUS GLOBAL PROBLEMS, by John Scales Avery I electronically met John years ago, and we quickly discovered a huge overlap in our philosophy, interests and motivations, only he has a far more distinguished record of achievements. If you … Continue reading

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Surprise: meditation is good for you

I’ve been meditating for many years, and even before that, engaged in activities I didn’t know were meditation. Why? Um… peace in your heart feels good. Being in tune with the whole universe enlarges your being. Wishing good for others, … Continue reading

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National Sorry Day: Jarro

Sorry Day is the anniversary of the event when Australia’s Prime Minister at the time, Kevin Rudd, officially apologised to the Aboriginal people of Australia for the “Stolen Generations,” and many other terrible injustices the invaders have committed. To celebrate … Continue reading

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Avaaz: 10 beautiful acts of Love

I had tears in my eyes when I read an email from Avaaz. Usually, they request support on desperately urgent issues. This time, they sent me 10 amazing pictures about 10 amazing stories. Unfortunately, the only link was sending feedback, … Continue reading

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Bob Rich: 21 vs. 77

Last month, Sara from the Luck-It Network released an interview with me. Today, 1st of May, she has published the second one. Its tone is very different from the first, so you will enjoy reading both. Please visit and comment.

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