Monthly Archives: June 2012

Nothing can change this love I have for you

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anxiety#Existential_anxiety * * * According to Viktor Frankl, the author of Man’s Search for Meaning, when a person is faced with extreme mortal dangers, the most basic of all human wishes is to find a meaning of life to combat … Continue reading

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Gehenna

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gehenna * * * * In the Hebrew Bible, the site was initially where apostate Israelites and followers of various Ba’als and Caananite gods, including Moloch, sacrificed their children by fire (2 Chr. 28:3, 33:6; Jer. 7:31, 19:2-6). * * … Continue reading

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Be not of this world … but let the dead bury the dead

The most pervasive & pernicious affliction amid humanity’s condition  — unforgiveness  [pride/jealousy/etc.],   from loveliest Mikeki, our heartstopper Sarah of Scripture  — * * * http://bible.cc/1_corinthians/2-6.htm * 1 Corinthians 2:6 * –Be not of this world– * “How be it … Continue reading

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Nietzsche 1844-1900 — the most misunderstood negative icon — amor fati [love of fate/affirmation of life]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amor_fati * * * * * Amor fati  is a Latin phrase loosely translating to “love of  fate” or “love of one’s fate.”  It is used to describe an attitude in which one sees everything which happens in one’s life, including … Continue reading

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A path — “Everything can be taken away from man but one thing-to choose one’s attitude in a given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” The sane are those who accept this charge and do not expect happiness by right.

http://www.firstthings.com/article/2008/08/004-viktor-frankl-at-ninety-an-interview-18            [Viktor Frankl 1905-1997] * * * *   Thus Viktor Frankl’s own “logotherapy,” which views suffering not as an obstacle to happiness but often the necessary means to it, less a pathology than a path. * * * … Continue reading

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hidden in a crumpled paper sack — life among us all

http://www.lvrj.com/living/clap-your-hands-for-advocates-who-stand-by-us-in-our-shame-160159705.html * * * * Perhaps there is no more sublime work in human relationships than advocacy. From the Latin “vocare,” meaning “to call.” * “To call” on one’s inner/core being is the mark of great respect for oneself  [self-respect] … Continue reading

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life is beautiful — 15th anniversary of Roberto Benigni’s masterpiece of a movie!!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Life_Is_Beautiful * * * Life Is Beautiful (Italian: La vita è bella) is a 1997 Italian film which tells the story of a Jewish Italian, Guido Orefice (played by Roberto Benigni, who also directed and co-wrote the film), who must … Continue reading

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