Insights on Personal Growth

The New Virtual World 

One wonders what is fueling cryptocurrency, which continues to go up and up in value. There are multiple explanations. Some of them are familiar, such as the fact that some people are losing trust in money issued by the government. The perception is that the central bank is printing more and more and more currency, which can lead to a tremendous inflation. So, some try to escape to a safe bay, such as real estate or cryptocurrency. They are more willing to trust a decentralized system than the powerful center of the Federal Reserve System. I‘ve come across another possible explanation.

Knowing vs. Thinking

When listening to podcasts, I’ve noticed that sometimes the host or a guest will start their presentation with the phrase, “Research shows that . . .” Why start with these words? It seems as if the reporting of research findings allows the reporter to avoid the risk of being criticized. Supposedly the research presents an absolute truth that nobody can challenge. Are they afraid to think..?

New Years Eve2022

 How did the new year sneak on us so fast. I just remember celebrating 2021 “ yesterday”. Time is flying faster as we get older. And the pandemic is not helping. Where is life going ? Like water passing between my fingers….. just moving on…..

When to Give, When to Take

I’ve noticed that when an organization is young—not necessarily by chronological age, but behaviorally—the people in that organization are prone to give. They work hard to build the organization, to achieve a mission. So, they're all "giving." Giving energy.

Darwin Rethought

Darwin’s theory of evolution claims that the fittest will survive. What is meant by the “fittest”? Life is full of problems. We face them in our personal and professional lives. Problems never end because what generates them is continuous and constant: change. If we analyze our problems, they reveal our weaknesses.

Creations Start With Love

According to physics, time and space began when the Big Bang occurred, which means that if anything existed before the Big Bang, it was not limited by time and space. It was limitless. What has no limits? What cannot be bound by time or space?

The Benefits of Meditation

I've written in the past in several blogs about the benefits of meditation. In my meditation today, I got some insights of the benefits that I got from meditating over time. I have been meditating for years but only in the last eighteen months thanks to Covid and Liudmila Vladova who gives me sittings every week I have been meditating without interruption.

Respect and Suspect (Kabdehu ve Hashdehu) 1

A Jewish sage prescribed the following behavior in interacting with others: “kabdehu ve hashdehu.” Translated, it means: “Respect and Suspect.” Let's try to understand this prescription. First, let's interpret the word “respect.”

How We Miscommunicate[1]

I was watching a mother soothing her crying child. The mother was holding her daughter close to her chest, kissing and caressing her lightly. The only sound I could hear were soft murmurs of love. No talking. No preaching. No judging. I thought to myself we are all children at heart. When we are in pain, all we want is to be loved, caressed, held close to the heart, comforted by someone we love, not words. At those moments of hurt and anguish, words only interfere with our need to feel and be felt. 

Love Is Not For Ever. Can it Be?

Everything we do in life is to feel love. The money we make, the career, the fame we chase, the painting we paint, the music we compose or sing, it is all to get or give love. And if you are a criminal, you probably didn't get enough love. You're trying to get attention, for love... criminally. Allow a prisoner to have a little puppy and you will see what happens: the murderer melts like butter in the sun. He feels love. Criminals in prison put out crumbs to attract birds to their cell windows. To feel a little bit of love.