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  • Here in England. Horse Racing is big business. Our own Queen is a big fan of the sport. However, does the average person know just what goes on in this sport? For instance the equine death rate is unacceptable and the use of the whip on the animal is failing to be be brought under control. There are measures in place to stop unnecessary use of the whip, but somehow the jockeys need to win and the greed for money is shadowing their common sense that an animal is being beaten around a race course often exhau...

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  • If we agree that there are eternal mathematical truths then the question arises how many are there..the answer will be either some finite number or infinite.A sum such as 1+1=2 is an eternal truth and there are an infinite number of such sums.If you study the diagram closely, it may take a while to appreciate it but there are 27 possible trinary permutations over 3 places.:   Look closely:there are 27 geometric features of the cube: 8 corners, 12 edges, 6 faces and 1 center, 27 in total.Of the 27 permutatio...

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  • Beliefs are somewhat hierarchical in that slight errors in very abstract concepts can be the crooked foundation for more concrete everyday beliefs.Although most people like to think they are rational there are often personal blind spots and inner biases.It can be hard to convince people of certain truths when those truths seem to be contradicting more abstract semi-conscious beliefs.So to help align people towards truth I put an initial focus on the transcendental nature of mathematical truths.Once understo...

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  • 5 Keys to Self-Empowerment In this post we will discuss five fundamental keys for achieving greater self-empowerment.  Essential to this list are the 7 Virtues for Success and Happiness.  These include courage, moderation, wisdom, diligence, humanity, transcendence, and justice. First let's introduce the five primary keys to self-empowerment.    1. Understand how fears can hold you back 2. Use your core strengths and courage to move forward in life  3. Utilize the 3 A’s of awareness, assessment, and action ...

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  • Courage is one of the most fundamental virtues for developing in our inner life, as it allows us to live fully and accomplish our purposes in the world.  Courage is what enables us to move through our fears and achieve our aims with determination. Without courage our lives can become restricted and confined by fear. Courage is defined as the ability to do something, even though we feel fear, and courage requires determination to move through our fears to accomplish our aims.   Courage is also connected to o...

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  • Jan 30, 2019

    Have you ever thought of your life in the context of the “Hero’s Journey.” This concept has been around for centuries and is found in most stories, epics, and myths but can also be applied to your personal psychology. For example, the Tarot, Numerology, and Astrology all make use of the idea that you are on a journey of sorts in life. You are the protagonist or hero of your story and the personas and people you encounter in life are the other characters along the way. How to Find the Hero’s Journey in Tarot...

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  • Wonder is a keenness of perception so acute that we forget our subjectivity, when we are so totally occupied by an object of perception that it seems to overflow its bounds. It differs from curiosity not in the magnitude of its object but in temporary dissolution of the self. When this self-forgetting doesn't take place, we experience dread. Anything can be an object of wonder, as it is not a quality of objects but a function of the mind. Very rarely does the same thing provoke wonder a second time, due to ...

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  • For several years now, I've started my day by hitting the "random virtue" button on this website and, after a frighteningly large cup of instant coffee, taking a walk round the grounds of the old reformatory in the mountains by my home here in the Basque Country to reflect on the result. This morning I've been considering gratitude: * I'm not sure if I agree that gratitude can rightly be considered a virtue, at least not in itself. The word may refer either to the practice of expressing gratitude, whether s...

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  • Why do Vegetarians/Vegans constantly get slated for pointing out that cruelty to animals is not good? To eat meat adds to the fact that millions of animals world wide are killed and tortured in the factory farming industry and this goes blindly unrecognised by the majority of people. Why should this not be said? Meat eaters are fond of saying that "it is everyone's personal choice" . This is true, it is a personal choice, but it does not make it correct. I think that most meat eaters know what goes on and t...

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  • In classical Buddhist cosmology there are six realms into which we can be reborn. We all know the human realm but below it there are also the animal, hungry ghost and hell realms, and the realms of the fighting spirits (asuras) and gods or devas above. Most notably these are depicted in the beautiful wheel of life paintings, which I have to say, I always thought would make a great set of animations if anyone could manage to do it. The image of the wheel of life is a striking one however, there’s one stickin...

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  • How many times have you thought “Its hopeless”, “Im ugly”, “There is no point”?  If as I suspect it is often, then you are among the majority  that have suffered or are still suffering from negative thoughts.  For most people thoughts come automatically according to the situation at the time.  But what if you could change how you feel by your thoughts and your thought patterns.  I do not just mean feeling good for the moment, I am talking about attracting positive things into your life, changing your health...

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  • Humor can be a 2 edged sword. It can help lighten a situation, it can help make a point.Humor can also be used cruelly, to make unhealthy light of a serious subject such as other peoples suffering or even as an excuse to act badly and cause suffering. In debates humor can be used as a distraction technique. Can we take a joke or are we over-sensitive? Are we insensitive to the natural sensitivity of a situation?What is humor? Is humor in debates these days usually helpful or unhelpful? What is seriousness? ...

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  • Ethics of the Paranormal Industry Firstly, let me say that I do believe in Psychic powers and do have the utmost respect for genuine mediums.  I have visited many many people and done my own little detective work along the way and so for my findings I am writing this blog.   Unfortunately my findings are that the majority of people in this profession are not what they claim. I do not say this without having spent £100's of pounds.  I have come across some wonderful people in the industry but very few... the...

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