A Farewell Letter

A Farewell Letter

Before he retired out of public life due to cancer illness, Gabriel Garcia Marquez wrote a farewell letter. Years ago, I read his book “One Hundred Years of Solitude” and loved his deep thoughts in writings. He wrote many more books and in 1982 he received...
The Atheist and the Spiritual Master

The Atheist and the Spiritual Master

One day, an atheist came to a spiritual master and said, “Master, I respect your knowledge, but I don’t believe in God,” to which the master replied, “Then, we share the same belief; I don’t believe in God either.” In response to the look of astonishment on the...
How Deep Are Your Thoughts?

How Deep Are Your Thoughts?

What are deep thoughts and feelings? And, where do we experience them? Some would argue everything takes place in the brain, while others might say it’s in the heart. Then again, it could all take place in the guts. If thoughts and feelings can be relegated to a...
Are you “comfortably numb” to images of pain?

Are you “comfortably numb” to images of pain?

I was sitting by the desk of a work colleague and noticed the day’s paper with the headline “Italy earthquake leaves 150 dead and scores more trapped under rubble.” I asked him, “What do you think?” He simply shrugged as if to say, “What can I do?” “Comfortably Numb”...