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Reflexion

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Your voice, your way

Society teaches us how to mould ourselves in boxes of predetermined shapes. Although indifferent to this in childhood, and rebellious as teenagers, with age we learn to fit in a given box somewhat comfortably. Such is life! No harm done unless we never venture out of our pigeonhole. If we remain stuck there, our spirit shrinks, and that can be a serious problem. Fact is we live in symbiosis with the world and this relationship…

The power of words and other moments

The week is over, but it might still remain within the body… and the mind. I was in a public washroom musing on whether or not I had been to forward with a new boss when I noticed a little note stuck at the bottom of the stall door. On it two words, Love Yourself, with a couple of letters almost faded that someone had taken the time to trace over. Maybe that person had…

Time

Some people have more than they need while others never seem to have enough even though we all function with the same clock and calendar. Time is a mental concept invented by man and it rules our lives. Imagine if there were no months, no weeks, no hours. Only the sun and the moon, alternately rising and setting, and the ebb and flow of the seasons. No more RRSPs, no more past, no more future.…

The fabric of life

This week, I’ve been preoccupied by a campaign against over-packaging taken on by an environmental protection agency. This is only the starting point leading to deeper musings and not meant as criticism of said campaign. It was the perfect segue to bring me to my favourite subject: humans. This worthwhile campaign points the finger at commercial product over-packaging. The first email I received about this campaign was about a water bottling company and if memory…

At the very beginning…

Even though reality, tangibility and scientific thoroughness are concepts that shaped our era, none of us know where we came from. Nor do we know where we are headed. Our life is lived between two clouds. Memories start to appear around 2, 3 or 4 years old. Before that? Emptiness. What comes after the “now”? Who knows. When unforeseen events or accidents occur, we are confronted with the fact that we have very little control…

Mankind. Who are we? What are we doing on Earth?

Mankind. Who are we? What are we doing on Earth? We’ve accomplished a great deal, destroyed a lot, learned about life, and after all this time, we still can’t answer two basic questions. Mankind considers itself to be the most evolved species on the planet, yet has no answer to these questions… Are there any answers? Are there too many? Are there 7.5 billion answers? Is each of us part of the answer? Like a huge…

Mankind. Who are we? Why are we on Earth? – part 2

Let’s start where we left off last time: science can’t fully answer how life appeared on Earth, nor can it confirm that there is life elsewhere in the Universe. Despite massive amounts of time, effort and money invested, there is still no concrete or even reasonable evidence. One thing I know for sure: if you can’t find what you are searching for, you’re probably not looking in the right spot. (My better half could right…

Synchronicity

Synchronicity is an event that speaks to you… and only you. In life, there are (at least) two “conversations“: there is the life we lead at home with family and friends, at work with colleagues, etc. Everyday life. This is what we will call the first conversation. The other conversation is our inner dialogue. An intimate conversation within ourself that we do not reveal to others. Our thoughts, our dreams (awake or asleep), the framework…