Everybody is always touting the division between religion and science.... That division is based on a false premise. It simply doesn't exist. The first sciences developed from a desire to prove the existence of God. In that sense, science and religion have been hand in hand from the very beginning.
She was the kind of girl that inspired love songs and erotic poetry.
I don't think I'm in the position to bestow legitimacy on anyone.
Probably 90 percent of our life decisions are powered by the twin engines of inertia and laziness.
I have to say, passive aggression gets a bad rap these days. It may not be appropriate in all occasions, but it's a lot better than aggressive aggression.
The year showed me beyond a doubt that everyone practices cafeteria religion... But the important lesson was this: there's nothing wrong with choosing. Cafeterias aren't bad per se... the key is in choosing the right dishes. You need to pick the nurturing ones (compassion), the healthy ones (love thy neighbor), .....
A 2002 Oxford study showed counting sheep actually delays the onset of sleep. It's just too dull to stop us from worrying about jobs and spouses.
I know that you should eat a lot of the Indian spice turmeric, as it fights cancer. Also that you should avoid the Indian spice turmeric, as it might contain dangerous levels of lead. One or the other.
So, if weight loss is your goal, and you have impressive self-control, raw food is something to consider.
The dehydrator blows warm air on your food for hours, sometimes days. It reminds me of the temperature and intensity of dog's breath. So imagine a German shepherd exhaling on your fruit for a weekend.
To properly engage in magical thinking, I find you have to think of every possible ghastly scenario. That's the only way you outsmart fate.
On the other hand, if you're too delusionally optimistic, you'll be unbearable. You'll refuse to save money or make backup plans. You'll invade foreign countries and expect to be greeted as liberators. Like everything else in health, you need balance.
On the bright side, my slightly lower IQ means that I probably have worse recall. Maybe I'll soon forget that I have a depressed IQ.
How do you gag the voice in your head that says, 'You don't have to go to the gym today. There's always tomorrow. C'mon, my friend, it's just one plate of curly fries. Yes, just for you!'
Med students panic their first year when they learn all the diseases. It's not until the second year that they learn the cures.
The key to making healthy decisions is to respect your future self. Honor him or her. Treat him or her like you would treat a friend or a loved one.
There's a beauty to forgiveness, especially forgiveness that goes beyond rationality. Unconditional love is an illogical notion, but such a great & powerful one.
What seems terrible at first may turn out to be a great thing. You can't predict.
Jealousy is a useless, time-wasting emotion that's eating you alive.
Sometimes miracles occur only when you jump in.
I thought religion would make me live with my head in the clouds, but as often as not, it grounds me in this world.
I've rarely said the word 'Lord', unless it's followed by 'of the Rings.
It's a different way of looking at the world. Your life isn't about rights. It's about responsibilities
I've started to look at life differently. When you're thanking God for every little you - every meal, every time you wake up, every time you take a sip of water - you can't help but be more thankful for life itself, for the unlikely and miraculous fact that you .....
Paintings! They're like TV, but they don't move.
The key is to pump up your righteous anger and mute your petty resentment. I'll be happy if I can get that balance to fifty-fifty.
In trying to avoid one sin I've committed another.
My reading list grows exponentially. Every time I read a book, it'll mention three other books I feel I have to read. It's like a particularly relentless series of pop-up ads.
It is easier to act yourself into a new way of thinking, than it is to think yourself into a new way of acting.
Only adults say He is just a kid and what the heck do they know about anything? Have you looked at their world lately?