Category Archives: Another Point of View

The Cure for Aging

For several decades now I have not celebrated my birthday, not because I fear aging (though I don't necessarily enjoy the process) but because I find the entire exercise somewhat pointless and self absorbed. Obviously this was not always the case and some of my prior birthday celebrations were quite memorable to say the least.

Needless to say those close to me find this practice curious since it appears I am cheating myself (and others) out of an opportunity to commemorate another milestone. For me it is just another day on the calender and I am often reminded of its significance only when others mention to me that the day has arrived.

I feel the same way about most 'holidays' since many are either artificially manufactured for commercial/economic reasons or they are supposed to usher in the opportunity for perspective and self reflection, such as New Year's Day. From my point of view every day is self reflection day.

David Cain from Raptitude.com just turned 34 last week and writes about aging in his latest piece. While I suspect his point of view will change as his joints become more than just theoretical future aching issues, it is well worth the ten minutes to read.

Please click here for David Cain's "The Cure For Aging"

Photo Credit to Joe Del Tofu

How to Be a Good Stranger

I can't count the number of times I've been surprised to find I like someone after talking with him or her for just a few moments. The question is......why am I surprised? The answer is......because I had already judged before knowing.

Once again David Cain walks us down a path to greater self awareness with his latest piece. Click the link and invest a few minutes of your time to discover how to be a good stranger.

The Elegant Art of Not Giving a Shit

Please excuse the vulgarity of this cross posted article, but sometimes a curse word or two is appropriate.

At times Mrs. Cog accuses me of being unemotional and detached. And at times Mrs. Cog is absolutely correct. There are circumstances where I simply do not wish to invest my emotional capital into some thing or some thought that I see as a dead end or chasing my tail. For those inclined to make the investment, oftentimes it comes down to little more than renting space in our mind to others with no compensation or return of principal.

The following article by David Cain of Raptitude.com perfectly expresses my thoughts on the subject. Please take five minutes and check it out. Then pop over to David's website and check him out.

Please click here to read the article.

The Reasons We Fight The New World Order

I have been reading Brandon Smith from Alt-Market.com for some time now. And while I don't always agree with his positions, such as his stated need to 'resist' what I claim ultimately springs from within ( a view that is reflected in the title of Brandon's latest piece where he gives reasons why we "fight") Brandon is an impassioned and at times eloquent writer and often touches upon the same themes I write about.

In other words, while Brandon often becomes immersed in tilting at the illusionary windmills of the Matrix, this article, which we have re-posted from the Alt-Market.com website, comes as close as I have ever seen to expressing many Cognitive Dissonance themes and views. So, with no further ado I bring you Brandon Smith.

Please click here to read his piece.

What a Shaman Sees In a Mental Hospital

Back in 2008 and 2009 I engaged in extensive conversations with Paul Levy concerning my growing awareness and the inner mental and emotional crisis I was going through at the time. Paul related to me his own experience several decades earlier when he was a very young man and underwent what he now terms a 'spiritual birth', but at the time was diagnosed as mental illness.

Thankfully, after several years and many rotations into and out of mental institutions, Paul found his way to several highly developed spiritual individuals who assisted him through the disturbance and over to the other side as a true visionary and spiritual presence.

While I have always had an innate distrust for mental hospitals and the approach Western medicine takes towards so-called mental illness, Paul's story inspired me to push through and continue my own path of healing. It was with this in mind that I read the following book excerpt (The Natural Medicine Guide to Schizophrenia) written by Stephanie Marohn (featuring Malidoma Patrice Somé).

Please click here to read this cross post from Earth We Are One.