Category Archives: Awareness

Treat yourself to a dose of awe

The Oprah Magazine recently talked about our need for a sense of awe. ‘Awe,’ it said, ‘Is what we feel when faced with something sublime, exceptional, or altogether beyond comprehension.’ Dacher Keltner of the University of California describes the feeling … Continue reading

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Don’t be late

The most overdue book in the history of library services was a copy of a book called Febrile Diseases, borrowed from the University of Cincinnati Medical Library by a Mr. M. Dodd and returned one hundred and forty years later … Continue reading

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We are all like icebergs

People say there’s nothing more awe inspiring than standing on the deck of a ship watching an iceberg passing by. Icebergs, of course, are dangerous to shipping because what we see is only a small part of what’s actually there. … Continue reading

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‘When one’s expectations are reduced to zero’

Stephen Hawking, considered by many to be the most intelligent man on earth, suffers from Lou Gehrig’s disease and, for years unable to speak, has been confined to a wheelchair, where he can do little more than sit and think. … Continue reading

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Eyes that do not see, ears that do not hear

A few years ago the Washington Post arranged for Joshua Bell, a world renowned musician, but dressed in jeans, T shirt and a baseball cap, to play a Stradivarius violin worth more than three million dollars outside the subway. Hundreds … Continue reading

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We are like children in a library

In the light of the controversy about whether intelligent people can really believe that God and science can co-exist, it is interesting to note that Albert Einstein, probably the greatest scientific mind of all time, once wrote: ‘I’m not an … Continue reading

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The people who count most don’t receive awards

When you get to thinking about what and who really matters in this world, ask yourself these questions: who were the last five Academy Award winners for best actor? Who were the last five winners of the Miss Universe contest? … Continue reading

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A Dime’s Worth of Life

A wise old man, reflecting on a simple purchase of seeds for his garden, wrote this: I paid a dime for a package of seeds And the man tossed them out with a flip. “We’ve got ’em assorted for every … Continue reading

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Happiness is not a destination

One of life’s persistant myths is that things will be better when we get to a certain point we haven’t reached yet – like when the mortgage is paid off, when the kids leave home, when we make that sea … Continue reading

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Finding God in the Loneliest of Places

There’s a wonderful story in the Bible about a man named Jacob who had to leave home in a hurry to flee for his life. That first night he ended up at a lonely spot where he settled down miserable … Continue reading

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