Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Daring Greatly

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat." -Theodore Roosevelt
I'm looking forward to reading Brene Brown's book, Daring Greatly
Check out her TED talks at http://www.ted.com/speakers/brene_brown.html

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Dean Radin: Does PSI Exist?


Does PSI  (You know: ESP, psychokinesis, clairvoyance, telepathy, etc.) exist?

Meta-analyses by Dean Radin, Ph.D. of tens of thousands of formal psi experiments have shown that something spooky is definitely happening, with odds against chance, depending on the type of experiment, of up to 202 octodecillion to one. Apparently, and octodecillion is 2 x 10 to the 59th power, just in case you didn't already know that from your taxes. This particular graph is on p. 127 of his book "Entangled Minds", if you'd like to check it out.

Radin says that "psi is our experience of the invisible interconnections that bind the universe together."

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Life is Magical

Life is magical. Not because it has to be, but because we can choose it to be so.  And when we look at ordinary things in just the right light, we can see them become more. The universe can be a web  of connection, with beauty and purpose in every little thing.
I'm not talking about religion. I think religion mostly marches us straight into the darkness. I'm talking about shiny things like joy, hope, peace and kindness. I'm talking about allowing for the possibility of miracles, allowing the world to be the best it can be, to live up to your expectations.