Only those Dying For Life can be given Eternal Joy, Maybe, and life keeps teaching me this. By wasting my life on those not yet Dying For Joy, I prolong their living death, and dilute my work of getting ready. Can my soul become good enough that I stop this betrayal?
George vaillant, spiritual Evolution. modern neuroscience has also allowed us to appreciate that we have more than one brain. If there.....
George vaillant, spiritual Evolution. modern neuroscience has
also allowed us to appreciate that we have more than one brain. If there.... are important differences between ideas and emotions, there are differences in the parts of the brain most important to their appreciation. If there are important differences between lyrics and music, there are differences in the parts of thebrain important to their creation. To oversimplify, the left-brain hemisphere specializes in details and articulates and understands ideas, words, and component parts. The right brain specializes in inarticulate music, visual images, and wholes (gestalts). The limbic brain specializes in emotion. Cognitive ideas can be expressed in
words and controlled voluntarily, and for their expression ideas are powerfully dependent on the Homo sapiens’ cerebral hemispheres—the neocortex. Emotional feelings are equally dependent on our more mammalian subcortical brain—the limbic system and the hypothalamus.
The best of us have been and remain cancer. The exceptions prove the rule. My dad, and to a... degree my mom, are among the most good people I've ever known personally. My dad the most good. We were malignant cancer. We bore no malice toward the rest of creation, we had positive feelings. We religiously consumed thousands of times more than our share, thousands of times more than is sustainable. The body functions, the body is healthy, because every cell devotes each nano second to the well-being of the body. My god, we did the opposite with few exceptions. The exceptions prove the rule. America is based on this madness, Western civilization, capitalism, materialISM. Since it's inception but accelerating greatly in the last 70 years or so. America is based on this cancer. Of course it is dying. It is painful when cancer dies, but it is not necessarily bad. Somewhere in the future the surviving cells, the surviving humanoids, they have an opportunity to begin a new.
Spiritual Evolution, George vaillant. "By 1990 modern science fully accepted the reality of emotion, but to many, positive emotions remained unmentionable. Consider>>>
accepted the reality of emotion, but to many, positive emotions remained unmentionable. Consider... that in 2004 the leading American text the Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry, half a million lines in length, devotes100 to 600 lines each to shame, guilt, terrorism, anger, hate, and sin, thousands of lines to depression and anxiety, but only five lines to hope, one line to joy, and not a single line to faith, compassion, forgiveness, or love.9 By contrast, organized religions—somistrusted by the French and Bolshevik revolutionaries and by twentieth-century social scientists—focus intently on the positive emotions.