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Proverbial Friday – Global Wisdom

I find there to be profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and I marvel at the way they are so succinct in communicating messages to the reader. Mostly anonymous, they come to us from past generations and from across cultures. They speak of the experiences of lives lived and lessons learned. Quotes, like proverbs,… Continue reading Proverbial Friday – Global Wisdom

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Proverbial Thursday – Global Sayings

I find there to be profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and I marvel at the way they are so succinct in communicating messages to the reader. Mostly anonymous, they come to us from past generations and from across cultures. They speak of the experiences of lives lived and lessons learned. Quotes, like proverbs,… Continue reading Proverbial Thursday – Global Sayings

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Quakers or Amish? They’re all the same, aren’t they?

Have you ever wondered  about: the Quakers? There seems to be so very few in this movement, more correctly called the Religious Society of Friends in Australia, so I wanted to know who they are and what they represented? Here is what I found: Quakers are not Amish, Amish aren't Quakers, Amish are usually Pennsylvania… Continue reading Quakers or Amish? They’re all the same, aren’t they?

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Personal faith versus Public Religion

Where is the boundary drawn? Do the public institutions of religion enhance or restrict the evolution and development of personal faith? If a person becomes 'enlightened', do they really need the guidance and advice of clergy who carry their own opinionated dogma and experience? Can the clergy really provide an impartial view? The hypocrisy of… Continue reading Personal faith versus Public Religion

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Therapeutic Hunger – when it is good not to finish all on your plate!

Therapeutic Hunger: Necessary for good health I want to coin this term “Therapeutic Hunger” (TH), to differentiate it from the hunger that is associated with problem issues like famine, poverty and eating disorders. “Therapeutic Hunger” (TH) is residual hunger that is still left when we don’t eat stomach full. When we finish meals, and have eaten just the right quantity of food, that we don’t feel full. This sweet hunger is very therapeutic, as it helps optimise digestion, proper absorption of nutrients, and enough space for elimination of waste.