Category Archives: Philosophy

Because this is how I was taught

Practicing my Short Yang (Tai Chi form) this morning, I was struck by the many modifications, some subtle, some not, that my form had gone through over the years. Those changes had become even more apparent several years ago, when … Continue reading

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Validation and Those Emperor’s New Clothes

I was born in Israel. At age twenty five I migrated to the USA and have lived here ever since; more than half my life. Raised Jewish, Judaism remains my ancestral heritage, even if I, myself, after years of experiencing … Continue reading

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Relationships, frogs and changes

When we select a house to buy (or rent,) we try to pick a place that will best fit our requirements; from personality to functionality. With the passing years, we change — our perspective shifts, and so do our needs. Perhaps the kids … Continue reading

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Now or never

Whenever there is anything I am considering — be it dropping all that I do right now, and taking a leave of absence from work, so I can go scuba-diving; or maybe finally buying that new professional full-frame camera that I … Continue reading

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How do we know?

First Version: I wasn’t sure if I felt like going to a yoga class this morning. I woke up not feeling that great, and getting out of bed was the last thing on my mind. Still, I dragged myself out, … Continue reading

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If the lid fits

What is the difference between feeling exhilarated and just being content? Between experiencing overjoy and settling for satisfied? Someone, (was it me?) once said that having more does not make one as happy as being content with less. Please note that … Continue reading

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The obedient Universe

Occasionally, I would run into a friend, or, more likely, an acquaintance, who, upon chatting about future plans, will say something along the lines of, “the Universe shall provide.” “Hmm…” I would ponder, (though rarely express it aloud,) “the cost … Continue reading

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The secret to happiness (part V)

This post concludes a mini-series of entries about the secret to happiness. Click here if you wish to read this mini-series of posts, starting at the very first entry. In a previous post we discussed the realization that one can … Continue reading

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The secret to happiness (part IV)

This post further elaborates a point made at a previous entry, that “The only real tangible solution to both facing fear and gaining happiness, is to learn to be a 100% present in the moment.“ Click here if you wish … Continue reading

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The secret to happiness (part III)

This post further elaborates a point made at a previous entry, that “The biggest misconception we have about fear is that we have to fight and conquer it.“ Click here if you wish to read this mini-series of posts starting … Continue reading

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