"Only in youth does coincidence seem the same as fate. Later, we know that the real course of our lives is decided within us; our paths may seem to diverge from our wishes in a confused and pointless way, but in the end the way always leads us to our invisible destination." ~Stefan Zweig An … Continue reading 2020 – Step 161: Reverence and Awe
"Expiate - (verb) - to extinguish guilt incurred by; to make amends for." Walking on quicksand. What if Jesus didn't die to 'save me' - but instead - Jesus died to "show me HOW to save myself?" What if all consumer purchases were made on a sliding scale based on income? What if actions matched … Continue reading 2020 – Step 103: Sunday Blessings – Life After Death
"Doughty - (adjective) - persistently courageous, resolute, determined." Human sometimes believes Willpower is a "moral quality" - a measure of character. Science says Willpower is a biological function - controlled by the Frontal Cortex of the brain. When the Frontal Cortex runs out of energy - from low blood sugar - stress - lack of … Continue reading Step 335: The Wheel Turns
"Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are." ~Bertolt Brecht Earth is the source of ALL Human Knowledge. Is the Path pre-ordained (known result) or is the "way" open (being guided)? Between now and Christmas 2019 much is going to be revealed - leaving little to the imagination. … Continue reading Step 315: Life Beyond the Map
When walls go up - misunderstandings occur. Value. Worth. Substance. Running like a thread through all of life's lessons is recognizing that growth and maturity come from being able to find creative solutions to problems and persevering even when solutions are not readily available. Life is benevolent - if we miss a "class" - it … Continue reading Step 302: Beam Me Up Scottie!