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Man in the Mirror

December 27, 2010 3 comments

“Men are alike in their promises. It is only in their deeds that they are different.” — Jean Baptiste Moliere

The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus delves into questioning the motives of the soul.

We do this every night in our dreams, question reality, who we really are, what we can really do, what we really think and feel.

Upon waking we do this every time we stand in front of the mirror and dress ourselves for the day… knot the tie, don the make-up, spritz the perfume and cologne.

We question it in every daily choice we make, from the smallest to the the ones of greatest importance,even in deciding which are to win the favor of being a choice of greatest importance. Whether conscious or not, each of our decisions is a moving hand of being in the motive of soul.

Who are we really?

Are we our job?

Our titles given us? Mr. so-and-so, Professor, Doctor, Judge…..husband, wife, father, mother, friend….

All are questionable.

Are we our futures laid out for us in nice neat print and signed on the dotted line?

Are we our obligations and responsibilites?

Actually the answer is NO.

Strip away each of these in the same manner of the STORY of God and Satan, in their chess game of who wins the soul of Job. What do you have left?

You are a pawn,…just a shell.

A shell in which encompasses a force of life.

A life force which encompasses the ability to attain.

What most call a soul.

Stripped of everything, what is the motive of the soul?

And think on this,…

removing the factors of religion,

remove the fear instilled by doctrine,

(i.e. going to heaven vs. going to hell)

which then erases the guidelines of “morality”,

and what motives have the soul?

To love?

To hate?

To give?

To take?

Who is the man in the mirror?

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Do You Know?

December 21, 2010 2 comments

Today is the birthday of Snow White and the Seven Dwarf. Released in 1937 ,between the end of the Depression and before the Second World War, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”was the first full-length animated cartoon with color and sound. This was at a time when Hollywood stars would thrive in the motion picture industry, in restoring thoughts of glamour to the everyday society of men and women, and Disney would begin its rise to the multi-faceted monopoly it is known for today. Trivia buffs: The dwarfs’ names were chosen from a pool of about fifty potentials which really included the names of Jumpy, Deafy, Dizzey,Hickey, Wheezy, Baldy, Gabby, Nifty, Sniffy, Swift, Lazy,Puffy, Stuffy, Tubby, Shorty and Burpy.

Do you know any of the societal and political meanings hidden within the movie?

Here is a link to my friend’s sight:

http://thewitcontinuum.wordpress.com/2008/11/12/the-real-snow-white/

Crash Course in Giving

December 2, 2010 3 comments

thank you gift

It shouldn’t be on just the holidays. It shouldn’t matter who, how or when. Everyone should take a crash course in this,…..GIVING.

HERE ARE THE STEPS:

#1. STOP thinking only about your needs
#2. STOP thinking period and just DO
#3. WATCH out for smiles, new friends and expressions of love,…they will be contagious
#4. REPEAT (often)

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