Monday, May 25, 2009
7 Dreadful Spins
Rules of the Game of Life.
Charelton Heston displays his guns for all mortals to behold.
According to lore from pre-history, an old man who was very close to the heavens was given the monumental task of delivering the laws of god to regular folk. He called it the Ten Commandments and we live and die by them today. But there are other rules of behavior that are no less consequential to our earthy existence. They have been tweaked through the ages but are basically the same today as in the beginning of time.
Truth in Advertising- using human weakness to sell stuff.
Can we White-wash the Tally at the End of the Trail, No.
Let's be honest, who among us has avoided lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy or pride? When you line up at the big check-out counter, what will the scanner read of your lifetime of trial and error that typify human all experience?
Road-map for personal Growth.
Like google earth, we venture out into the world of virtual illusions. At first kind of slowly then gradually speeding to a frenzy, each personal journey shares a common road; a boulevard that is worn with potholes, speed-bumps and tolls. Be mindful of the signs along your way. All rivers may lead to the ocean, but man has dammed the way with detours and distractions that are cul-de-sacs at best, dead-ends at worst. There is no teflon coating on life's super highway.
In the Garden of Swampy Delights.
As chance would have it, many of us grew up watching silly sit-coms like Gilligan's Island or Star Trek without reading stuff like Rudolph Steiner or the Koran. But what is fascinating today is discovering the hidden lessons in Hollywood's most trivial TV shows.
Tale of the Castaways.
Each member of the cast of Gilligan's Island is the embodiment of one of each of the Seven Deadly Sins. Left to right- The Professor, Mary Ann, Gilligan, Ginger, Thurston Howell III, Mrs Howell, The Captain. Can you guess who is who?
It's getting Hot Up in Here!
Listen to the revealing words of the late great John Pope Paul II.
He said something like this...
...heaven and hell are not a place in the clouds or a hole of fire... they are a state of mind (a construct inside our heads) right here on earth.