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by CarmelaBear
Fri Jul 29, 2016 6:36 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: General Crosstalk - A Spot for the Odd Comment
Replies: 1992
Views: 61485

On another note:

Remember Martin Weyers and Clemsy and bhodibliss? Absent from the Conversations, they post early and often on Facebook, avoiding this forum like it has become something old and worn out.

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by CarmelaBear
Sun Jul 24, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: My Favorite Quotes
Replies: 45
Views: 7406

The bus system in Albuquerque encourages reading by having donated books around. Yesterday, I picked up a sequel to Pinocchio called Wooden Bones. I couldn't put it down until I finished reading the whole thing. It may be for kids, but it's good for the kid in an adult, too. Wonderful story.

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by CarmelaBear
Fri Jul 22, 2016 12:27 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 84443

Law and social mores, ethics and etiquette assume that free will drives most human conduct. People who are pre-demonized before being born know that saintly conduct is never enough when one is poor or black or whatever status the hierarchy puts down. If we could predict consequences, good or bad, fr...
by CarmelaBear
Thu Jul 21, 2016 11:00 pm
Forum: Follow Your Bliss
Topic: Bliss, etc.
Replies: 1390
Views: 43030

It's ironic that someone with self esteem vulnerabilities like mine would believe as I do that with support, it can all turn around. I'm working on it.

"It ain't over til it's over."

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by CarmelaBear
Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 84443

Sorry, Ron. Did we overstate and go overboard? The issue will remain unresolved because experience teaches, and personal experience is too narrow. Collectively, the jury is out. Experts disagree.

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by CarmelaBear
Thu Jul 21, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 84443

Records and rules and laws. We make lists of things that need doing. Pick up some tea. Get the laundry done. Research a topic online. A sequence of genes for eyes and another for Parkinson's. Every circle contains the math of pi and every asteroid is made of rock and iron. Meticulous boundaries and ...
by CarmelaBear
Thu Jul 21, 2016 11:13 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 84443

The universe makes us do things, but we don't necessarily want to do those things, or care if they get done at all.

Some decisions are distracting. Black socks are for black shoes. Most of my shoes are black. What's to choose?

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by CarmelaBear
Wed Jul 20, 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 84443

For Stephen Colbert, truthiness makes eminent good sense. In the face of our current political drama, trumpiness works, too.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=NqOTxl3Bsbw

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by CarmelaBear
Wed Jul 20, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: Follow Your Bliss
Topic: Bliss, etc.
Replies: 1390
Views: 43030

There is a disconnect between what I want to believe about my Self and what my father repeatedly told me about myself (that I am ugly and stupid). How I feel about the way I turned out as a human being is a mix of what he never stopped repeating in words and what Campbell taught everyone through his...
by CarmelaBear
Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: Follow Your Bliss
Topic: Bliss, etc.
Replies: 1390
Views: 43030

Preposterous!

:roll:
by CarmelaBear
Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:11 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 84443

I can't say how much I disagree with you Carmela. Mysticism is subjective. We may be completely, totally wrong! However, an active suspension of disbelief (SoD) can be useful. It has been shown through brain scans that SoD and faith relieve pain and create calm energy. Trusting minds live longer, e...
by CarmelaBear
Mon Jul 18, 2016 6:03 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Just Saying...
Replies: 9
Views: 3243

Roncooper wrote: If you are still interested, I can refer you to a book or two on the subject that I enjoyed.
Yes, please.

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by CarmelaBear
Mon Jul 18, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: Free Will
Replies: 2783
Views: 84443

There is the idea of the supernatural world that somehow interacts and intervenes in the natural world, and there is the notion that the world of the spirit is very much a part of the natural world. Naturalism is related to materialism, but it is not the same. There may always be some transcendent r...
by CarmelaBear
Mon Jul 18, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: Follow Your Bliss
Topic: Bliss, etc.
Replies: 1390
Views: 43030

Carmela in 2020.
by CarmelaBear
Mon Jul 18, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: Follow Your Bliss
Topic: Bliss, etc.
Replies: 1390
Views: 43030

I don't know if New Mexico will make it possible for me to run for governor in 2018, but if we made it happen, I would like to be able to run for president after that. Suffering under Trump might pave the way for an outsider like me. We survived Reagan and Bush. I am confident we can use the Trump p...