Fishing baskets are employed to catch fish; but when the fish are got, the men forget the baskets. Snares are employed to catch hares; but when the hares are got, men forget the snares. Words are employed to convey ideas; but when the ideas are apprehended, men forget the words. Fain would I talk with…Details
Systematic positive thinking began, in the nineteenth century, among a diverse and fascinating collection of philosophers, mystics, lay healers, and middle-class women. By the twentieth century, though, it had gone mainstream, gaining purchase within such powerful belief systems as nationalism and also doing its best to make itself indispensable to capitalism. We don’t usually talk…Details
Deliverance by the power of God, whether from illness, travail, danger, accident, malice, and above all, death – these are hard to give ear to, let alone belief. The times are such that a far different voice than that of Peter’s angel whispers in our ear. It is the voice of presidents, judges, juntas, shahs,…Details
The direct use of physical force is so poor a solution to the problem of limited resources that it is commonly employed only by small children and great nations.