Tag Archives: Meaning in Life

Dead souls

Albert Einstein, who lived his life in the pursuit of scientific discovery, used to say: ‘He who can no longer pause to wonder, is as good as dead.’ Madeleine L’Engle, referring to this, said: ‘I share Einstein’s affirmation that anyone … Continue reading

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Not a bad deal after all!

Economists tell us that it now costs middle income families nearly half a million dollars to raise a child. To ease the pain it’s worth thinking about what you actually get for it. You get a hand to hold, usually … Continue reading

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One of life’s most troublesome lies

One of life’s most troublesome lies is that things will be better when we get to a certain point we haven’t reached yet. We tell ourselves that life will be complete when the mortgage is paid off, when the kids … Continue reading

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We are only as good as the person who writes our speech

Richard Daly, the tough guy mayor of Chicago during the Vietnam War, was a hard man to work for. When one of his speech writers asked for a raise Daly refused and told him he should feel privileged to be … Continue reading

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Just the end of the prologue to the book of life

An old friend phoned me once to tell me his ninety year old father had died. His dad was a wonderful old man, whose life had been spent doing those two things Jesus said true spirituality is about – loving … Continue reading

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One in ten quintillion

Fifty years ago the astronomer Carl Sagan said there were two criteria necessary for a planet to support life: The right kind of star, and a planet the right distance from that star. But today there are more than two … Continue reading

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Perception

Human beings are only able to perceive thirty percent of the range of the sun’s light and one seventieth of the spectrum of electromagnetic energy. But bats detect insects by sonar, pigeons navigate by magnetic fields, and bloodhounds perceive a … Continue reading

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I’m here to live my life

A tourist once got an insight into life from an old native who refused to sell him the twenty strings of onions he had for sale, even though the tourist offered him top dollar for the lot. ‘Isn’t that what … Continue reading

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You don’t move ahead by looking in the rear view mirror

A man once asked his friend why he was so depressed. His friend answered: ‘I’m thinking about my future.’ ‘And what makes that look so hopeless?’ he asked. His friend said: ‘My past.’ President Harry Truman used to say: ‘Men … Continue reading

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Proving myself before advertising myself

I was taught the importance of proving myself before advertising myself. However, the current emphasis on self confidence seems to have had the opposite effect. A recent survey discovered that seventy percent of students rated themselves as above average leaders … Continue reading

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