Posts Tagged with ‘soul’

Sunday Best – April 28, 2024

“Yes we have a soul but it’s made of lots of tiny robots.”   I’ve been reading a lot of the provocative and illuminating work of Dan Dennett lately, and in continuing the comment above, he expanded –   …I thought that’s exactly right. Yes we have a soul, but it’s mechanical. But it’s still […]

Sunday Best – February 11, 2018

“It’s not heart or head. It’s heart and head.”   – Gene Sharp, professor and activist This week marked the passing of Gene Sharp, expert in nonviolent resistance. I had the honor of meeting Prof. Sharp during my studies at divinity school, and was struck by his firm conviction that principles without strategy were not […]

Sunday Best – August 20, 2017

Nations, like stars, are entitled to eclipse. All is well, provided the light returns and the eclipse does not become endless night… The reappearance of the light is the same as the survival of the soul.    – Victor Hugo, Les Misérables   On Monday many of us will have the best chance in our […]

Sunday Best – January 29, 2017

Hello Honeybees, This past week I’ve been reading some of FDR’s speeches, and a number of excerpts have stuck with me, especially the State of the Union addresses from 1941 and 1945. The most striking quote, though, was from a smaller speech given in 1935: Human kindness has never weakened the stamina nor softened the fiber of a free […]

Sunday Best – April 17, 2016

As above, so below. As within, so without. As the universe, so the soul.   Do you recall the gigantic photo of our galaxy that NASA released last year?  Watch this wonderful video for a guided tour, and be sure to stay through to the finish. This is the best 3-minute meditation I know. I […]

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