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Even naturalists don’t stay in the grave, by DT Strain

If persons are patterns, then patterns repeat. Through their actions and interactions in life, people are like the butterfly that can affect the course of a hurricane. Our loved ones create causes and effects which ripple outward in uncountable and unimaginable ways that cannot be contained. Just one of those ways is in their impressions upon us, which recreate similar patterns in our minds through communication and our deep knowledge of them. Thus, it is true our loved ones are not in the grave. We, quite literally, carry a part of them within us, and so on to others. If that is so then, in many important ways they did not die.

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The view from above: A Stoic meditative practice, by Donald Robertson

(This is a brief excerpt from my book, The Philosophy of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy: Stoic Philosophy as Rational and Cognitive Psychotherapy, published by Karnac and available for order online now.) Plato has a fine saying, that he who would discourse of…

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Ten years after 9/11: World politics is an existential condition

image enhanced from original by Bird Eye – by B. T. Newberg Ten years after 9/11, what place has politics in your spirituality?  Are you doing rituals outside your state capitol?  Or do you separate politics from your spirituality?  Or…

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