Meditations on Life

Welcome to an evolving collection of personal reflections, still in process, that constitute everything I think I know about life…

Foreword / Where am I? / A Gift from God / Infancy / Socialization / Inbreeding / The Caste System / Seen and not Heard / Awakenings / Withdrawal / Retrospection / Introspection / Rebirth / Identity Crisis / Innocence Lost / Significance / Self-Fulfilling Prophecy / My First Act of Faith / Seek and Ye Shall Find / The Garden of Eden / Playing God / Civilization / Progress / A Confession / Symptoms / Pros & Cons / The Mystery / Conviction / Self-Awareness / Defensiveness / Integrity / The Pursuit of Happiness / Dry Wells / The Reality Principle / Consciousness / Opportunity / Prudence / Nirvana / The Divine Plan / Sorrow / Purpose / Natural Evil / Judgment Day / Sins of Omission / Wonder / The God-Shaped Hole / The Virtue of Skepticism / Ulterior MotivesGodlessness / Epidemics / Beyond Freedom & Dignity / Informed Consent / Role Models / Joie de Vivre / Unified Field TheoryContention / Bearing Witness / Growing Up / Self-Esteem / Psych 101 / Nature & Nurture / Discomfort ZonesSelf-Interest / Taking Inventory / Authenticity / Detachment / Personhood / PassionModeration / Existential Anguish / Meritocracy / Philosopher’s Cramp / Unnatural Selection / Inclinations / The Beginning of WisdomCuriosity / School Days Revisited / Credibility / Revelation / Trading Places / The Dog Eat Dog World / Superiority Complex / Self-Righteousness / The Art of Dialogue / Birds of a Feather / Leadership / Vulnerability / Beyond Forgiveness / I & Thou / Wholeness / Solidarity / The Lottery / What is Success? / Abundance / Citizenship / Motivation / Self-Determination / Agency / Imagination / Deviant Behavior / Monkey See, Monkey Do / Self-Consciousness / Fear of Authority / All the World’s a Stage / Hope / Accountability / Free Will / Just Say Yes / Instinct Unplugged / PrioritiesComedy & Tragedy / Victimhood / Braveheart / Pervasive UnsatisfactorinessBoundaries / Managing Expectations / Language-R-Us / The Eloquence of Action / Triple-Edged Swords / Giftedness / Destiny / The Journey / Attention Deficit Disorder / Ownership / If I Were a Rich Man / Projection / Trauma & Recovery / Sentience / Bad Decisions / Surrender / Give Me a Reason / Vocations / …

Stay tuned for more, to be posted as they mature… Heroism, The Prize, The Tao, Dilemmas, Pacifism, Heaven & Hell, Answering the Call, Right Livelihood, Maturity, Mortality, Courage, Regrets, Carrots & Sticks, Reality Testing, Eternity, Near Death Experience, Suicide, Death, Estate Planning, Yesterday, Now, The Greatest Gift, Epitaphs, Procrastination, Maturity, Transfiguration, Transcendence, What If, Windows of Opportunity, Audacity, Dreams, Time, Suicide, The Golden Rule, Horizons.