A Beautiful and Mysterious Enigma / Wizard’s Gambit by Bill Kincaid / Mistakes are the Way We Learn / Important Dates

“The best and most beautiful
things in the World
cannot be seen or even touched.
They must be
felt with the Heart.”
Helen Keller

Life is
a Beautiful and Mysterious
enigma.
.
And never
more Mysterious or Beautiful
than when we are
in Love.

Love
is a heightened state
of awareness,
a NATURAL state of
consciousness.

Love
enhances our awareness
of the powerful,
guiding forces
in the Universe.
These forces
brought us into
this World,
and they can
sustain us,
or destroy us.

“There’s always some reason
To feel not good enough.
And it’s hard at the end of the day.
I need some distraction,
Oh beautiful release.
Memory seeps from my veins.
Let me be empty,
Oh, and weightless and maybe
I’ll find some peace tonight.”
Sarah McLachlan

                       It moves through YOU.

Love
is so Mysterious
that it transcends
Life
as we know it.
Love allows us
to enter dimensions
unknown.
It challenges our
intellect.

“We’re heading for something,
Somewhere I’ve never been,
Sometimes I am frightened,
But I’m ready to learn
Of the power of Love.”
– Barry & Holly Tashian, Pamela Hayes

.
Love
is so powerful
that it moves through
the whole Universe.
And
it moves through
YOU,
much like
waves of gravity
that also
bring things together.
.
“Maybe I didn’t love you
Quite as often as I could have.
Little things
I should have said and done.

I just never took the time.
You were always on my mind.”
– Johnny Christopher, Mark James, Wayne Thompson

               Beautiful and Mysterious

Love
awakens us
to the Reality of God,
and the greater Reality
of ourselves.

We envision
our innermost Nature
only
in the Heart
of someone we
Love.

Only
the Human Heart
can show us
the true value
of Life.

Only
the Heart
can light the way
to happiness
and Beauty.
The Human Heart
is the hinge
upon which the World,
YOUR World,
turns.

The very Fabric
of the Universe,
and your Life,
is changed
through simple acts of
Love.

To set Fire
to your Heart,
dedicate
one moment
of your Life,
to uplifting the Spirit,
lightening the burden,
instilling Joy
into the Life
of someone else.

In that
one moment of time,
you can feel
Eternity.
In just one moment
you can be,
more
than you thought
you could ever be.
When the Heart
beats
for someone else
in need,
your Spirit
is set free.

.
The Marriage
of the Spirit
and the intellect
takes place
upon the Altar
of the Human Heart.

Each person
is a Book.
And
if we learn
to read that Book,
we can read
everything.

So,
you’re sitting at home,
a little bored, absentmindedly fluttering
from one thought to the next,
not expecting much.
And then Life happens.
Wow!

             Everything else is an Illusion.

And
you begin
the journey
of self discovery
by reading your Book.
The Holy Bible
is your Book.
It is
the Book of
YOU.

True Knowledge
of the Mysterious workings
of the material World around us
can only be discovered
though
Spiritual Experience.

In the context
of the larger and greater
Spiritual Reality,
the physical World
is very small
indeed.

Yes,
the mental and the material
can be transcended
through
Spiritual Dimensions.

                And then Life happens.

The pathway forward
begins
with but the first page
of God’s Holy Word,
The Bible.

In the beginning . . . .
.
“So God created man
in His Own Image,
in the Image of God
created He him;
male and female created He
them.

 And God Blessed them.”
Genesis 1: 27-28

Now,
you have started
upon a Beautiful Journey.
Just
take the next step.
Open the Book
of Life.

These forces brought us into this World, and they can sustain us.        (I wonder who that is?)

Awareness
of Spiritual Reality,
the Immanence of the
Divine
encompassed and manifested
in our material world,
in our everyday Life,
is the only Hope
for happiness,
for good,
for Love,
for Truth.

Everything else,
is an illusion.

The window of opportunity
to be truly happy
is very narrow.
Never
will we be children again,
until we are
very old.

My Dear Friends,
we are
Spiritual Beings
having
a Human experience.

The unknown darkness
bearing in on us,
needs
but the Light of
Love
to be extinguished.

And that Love
may be found
in the Holy Word
of God,
in the silence
of a Prayerful mind,
in the LOVE
you give
to someone.

Goodnight.

 “There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a Miracle.
The other is as though
everything is a Miracle.”
Albert Einstein

A new book by Bill Kincaid
Wizard’s Gambit
is in need of your vote
to increase the chances of getting
a publishing contract.

This is Bill’s first
science fiction/fantasy book.

The central figure is
Max Strider,
the sole survivor
of a mission to explore
a distant planet
classified as EVE (Earth Virtual Equivalent).
But there are differences:
like Fire-breathing Dragons & Wizards
who shoot lightning bolts and
work powerful magic.

Will Max’s knowledge of
science and technology
prevail against the dangers
he will fact?

Please click the link below
to read an excerpt
and nominate the book.
And then send the link
to your friends.
Each additional nomination
increases the chances of getting
a publishing contract.

Bill is a Dear Friend
and a wonderful author.
He is also
our school attorney
and
my former debate partner
when we were students at
Hardin-Simmons University.

please click the link below
to read and nominate:
Wizard’s Gambit
by Bill Kincaid
and
THANK YOU!

https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/3TPVK7PTNJX4M

MISTAKES
are the way we fallible and fragile
and very HUMAN beings
LEARN.

They are the natural
order of things.
They are essential to
Life,
Evolution,
Learning,
Laughter
and LOVE.

I encourage you to make at least ONE
mistake on purpose each day.
Discuss it at length with your young one.
See if he or she can guess which mistake
you made that day
on purpose.
Record your child’s response
and expect him or her to be on Comedy Central
later.
This will be
an entertaining and enlightening
conversation.

A mistake
is the greatest teacher
on Earth.

Our mistakes give Life
texture,
new direction,
meaning,
reflection
and a wonderful and Loving opportunity
for Forgiveness,
should we have the courage
to ask.

IMPORTANT DATES

Feb. 1                                    Tuition Deposits Due  for 2018-19        Jan. 19 (Friday)                    Trip: (please see handout)
Jan. 26 (Friday)                    Trip: Fort Worth Stock Show
Feb. 19 (Monday)                 President’s Day Holiday
March 12 – 19                       Spring Break Holiday
April 13 & 16 (Fri. & Mon.)  Good Friday and Easter Holidays
May 1                                    Tuition Balance Due for 2018-19   
May 22- 25                            Adventure Trip
May 25                                  Last Day of Semester

Important dates are posted each Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.: William’s Weblog at andersonschool.net

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Finding Meaning In Existence / Eclipse of the Sun Aug. 21 / Go 12 Hours Without Eating

“Your bodies are Temples of the Holy Spirit,
who is in you,
whom you have received from God?
You are not your own.
– 1 Corinthians 6:19

MORE REAL than material objects.

There is something
much more to Life,

than Life.

Now,
put your thinking caps on
and let’s go
for a walk.
Leave the Dog
at home.
He already instinctively
understands.

The existence of a Cosmic Consciousness
is put forward by Philosophers, Physicists and Theologians
based on the premises of non-materialistic explanations
of the mind,
asserting that consciousness is actually the

“Ground of ALL Being”.

In Quantum Mechanics,
the Grand Unified Field Theory
suggests that Reality
consists of eleven dimensions.
What are the Philosophical implications
of a Multidimensional Universe?
String theory now suggests
that the most basic substance
from which everything else is derived
is CONSCIOUSNESS!
This is a paradigm shift
in understanding the nature
of Ultimate Reality.
“If the Universe is a hologram,
in some sense it suggests
that there may be TWO
very drastically different levels of reality:

the concrete reality that we see when we look at [things],
and at some DEEP level
there’s a level of reality where everything dissolves
into an ocean of energy
that is holographically interconnected.

Consciousness generates a field effect,
similar to an electromagnetic field.
Like a magnet attracting a metal object
without having to touch the object,
consciousness is capable of interacting
with things at a distance. “
Michael Talbot:
Synchronicity and the Holographic Univers
e

An interview with Michael Talbot may be found
on Jeffrey Mishlove’s excellent online resource
Thinking Allowed.
I recommend you indulge your curiosity and visit this site,
or view Jeffrey’s Youtube Channel:
ThinkingAllowedTV.

Spend some time,
My Friend,
getting to know
what we can never
truly understand.

Life is a mystery.
Everyone must stand alone.
I hear you call my name,
And it feels like home.

Just like a prayer,
your voice can take me there.

Just like a muse to me,
YOU
are a mystery

Just like a dream,
you are not what you seem.”
– Madonna Ciccone, Patrick Leonard

ANDREI LINDE,
a Russian-American theoretical physicist,
professor of Physics at Stanford University,
and the father of “Eternal Chaotic Inflation”,
and one of the main authors of the Inflationary Universe Theory,
as well as the theory of the inflationary multiverse.

He considered that consciousness,
like space-time,

might have its own intrinsic degrees of Freedom,
and that one’s perceptions may be as real,
or even “MORE” REAL
than material objects.

Quantum Theory
is now used to explain certain properties
of the mind.
New hypotheses of consciousness and space-time
explain consciousness by describing
a “space of conscious elements“,
often encompassing a number of extra dimensions.
These are dimensions
we are just now becoming aware of.
But Poets
and writers of Song
have long been aware
that there is more to Life,
than Life.
.
“Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there;
I did not die.”
– Mary Elizabeth Frye
Mary never copyrighted the poem. Her explanation:
“I thought it belonged to the world; it didn’t belong to me.
It was written out of Love
.”
  Emanating from a burst of compassion
and deep insight into the
Nature of Ultimate Reality,

it has endured and became famous.

Photo: Paul T. P. Wong

Allow me to recommend:
Paul T. P. Wong, a Canadian clinical psychologist and professor.
His research career has made significant contributions in learning theory, social cognition, existential psychology, and positive psychology. He is most known for his integrative work on death acceptance, meaning therapy, and second wave positive psychology.

Wong’s career straddles psychology and Christian ministry. He first served as the Founding Pastor of the Chinese Gospel Church in Toronto and started the Peterborough Chinese Christian Fellowship while teaching at Trent University. He was involved in resettling the boat people and started the graduate program in counseling psychology at Trinity Western University.

Wong’s integration of existential & positive psychology resulted in Existential Positive Psychology, which recognizes the existential concerns of human existence.
This was broadened and based on the foundation of
the co-existence of opposites
as essential for human development.

Wong has given positive psychology away through his
Meaningful Living MeetUp group.
Participants learn basic principles of meaning
and new ways of relating to each other.
This outreach program was intended
to improve mental health.

“When you’ve experienced everything
that this culture offers,
you will see how
empty it is,”

Pastor Greg Laurie
author of: Steve McQueen: The Salvation of an American Icon

Wong’s emphasis is on the importance
of cross-cultural perspectives
in stress and coping and positive psychology.

His research on death acceptance
and the meaning of Life
impacted Taiwan’s Life and Death Education.
He was awarded the 12th Global Love of Life Medal,
the Lifetime Achievement Award in Life Education,
and the Rising Great Compassion Award.
I invite you to
read more: http://www.drpaulwong.com/

“From this dark, cold hotel room,
and the endlessness that you fear

you are pulled from the wreckage
of your silent reverie.

In the arms of an Angel;
may you find some comfort here.”

– by Sarah McLachlan

  Viktor Frankl

Wong developed a pluralistic and integrative meaning therapy. And it was based on Viktor Frankl’s Logotherapy, an existential analysis focusing on Kierkegaard’s
will to meaning.

Logotherapy was founded upon the belief that it is the striving to find a meaning in one’s life that is the primary, most powerful motivating and driving force in Humans.

A short introduction to this system is given in Frankl’s most famous book, Man’s Search for Meaning,
in which he outlines how his theories
helped him to survive the Holocaust
and how that experience further developed
and reinforced his theories.
There are Logotherapy Institutes around the world.
click here for more information

Logotherapy is a form of existential analysis.
Man’s Search for Meaning
was published under a different title in 1959:
Nevertheless, Say “Yes” to Life:
A Psychologist Experiences the Concentration Camp.

It chronicles his experiences as a concentration camp inmate,
which led him to discover the importance
of finding meaning in all forms of existence,
even the most brutal ones,
and thus, a reason to continue living.

Remembering Olivia Penpraze February 2, 1993 – April 3 2012

I encourage you
to discuss
the meaning of this Life
with your precious children.
If you need a reason
click here.

Every child on Earth
wants to know
that there is deep meaning
for the Gift
of our existence.
The need to know that
Love exists,
and that
YOU
Love them.

Goodnight.
Logotherapeutic views and treatment

“A man hears
what he wants to hear

and disregards the rest.”
– Simon & Garfunkel

“Let me go where’er I will
I hear a sky-born music still:
It sounds from all things old,
It sounds from all things young,
From all that’s fair, from all that’s foul,
Peals out a cheerful song.

Emerson

It is not only in the Rose,
It is not only in the bird,
Not only where the rainbow glows.
Nor in the song of woman heard,
But in the darkest meanest things
There always, always something sings.

’Tis not in the high stars alone,
Nor in the cup of budding flowers,
Nor in the red-breast’s mellow tone,
Nor in the bow that smiles in showers,
                                        But in the mud and scum of things
                                     There always, always
                                      something sings.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

On August 21, 2017, millions of people across the United States
will see nature’s most wondrous spectacle
— a total eclipse of the Sun.
It is a scene of unimaginable beauty;
the Moon completely blocks the Sun,
daytime becomes a deep twilight,
and the Sun’s corona shimmers
in the darkened sky.

Going at least 12 hours without eating
has pretty amazing weight-loss benefits,
a new Salk Institute study has found.
There’s a growing body of research
that says when you eat
really does make a difference
in how much you weigh.
read more

“Your body is more prone to burn fat
at certain times of day and store fat at other times,”
says Satchin Panda, PhD, associate professor
in the Regulatory Biology Laboratory
at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California.

New studies reveal that to burn the most fat,
you need to go 12 hours without eating
– say, from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m.
So it’s smart to time your calorie intake accordingly.
Read on for the science backed rules
that will help you use the clock
to shed excess pounds.

To keep pounds off,
don’t eat after dark.
(Yes,
you may eat
during the eclipse!)

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