History

I want to discuss briefly history and what it can teach us. It is said that those who fail to heed the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them. However do you ever get the sense that history repeats itself again and again? Well not quite repeat of course, as in a...

Time and relativity

I want to return to the concept of time today, if you have the time to read it of course. That is not just my attempt at a small joke but also an entry point into the concept of relativity. As human beings all of our experiences from the moment we began to lay down...

Learning

We never stop learning. Even as we take our dying breath we are learning about death itself. Learning does not cease as soon as we have left school. In many ways it is just beginning. Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel. We may not even...

Perspective

What is perspective? I do not know what your own perspective actually is as I do not know you but I do know one thing about it; it is unique. A planet inhabited by 7 billion humans, all with a unique perspective. The view you have of the world, your surroundings, is...

Vanishing

What might make a person simply want to vanish from everyday life? Running from law enforcement, huge debts or some other form of trouble? In fact many people are simply running away from themselves. The problem with that though is the first person you will meet at...

“Tanks” for the memories

I hope you will forgive the pun in the title of today’s post, all will become clear. I want to discuss the important subject of memory with you. It is a common myth that Goldfish have only a fleeting memory. As a result this fallacy has given rise to the widely used...

The work-life balance

I want to return today to the subject of balance. Not balance in the physical sense, as in the balance someone might need when walking the high wire or riding a bicycle. No we are talking about balance in the metaphysical sense. This is often referred to as the...

Trust

Trust is such a small word for the meaning it is intended to convey. It is fair to say that many people do not trust the incoming president of the United States. But how do they arrive at the position? They mistrust him because they believe him to be a teller of...

Tranquility

Tranquillity is so important to us humans with our busy minds and yet it is so often overlooked. How do we find it in the modern age? It is not in the smart phone, on the television or computer game or the mindless chatter on social media. It is said that anxiety...

Hugo Kamishi