The great questions, you know the questions as well as I do. What is the true meaning of life? What do we stand for? How certain are you about your beliefs? Can you be certain about anything in a world of constant change? How have all the new scientific discoveries, the impact of quantum theory, the influences of culture, including our families, relationships, religion, schooling, movies, music, technology, social media, popular culture, health and nutrition, our beliefs from ancient to modern times, influenced us? Do we base our opinions on facts? Does our culture value fact finding and questioning of the norm? How does all this information affect our souls, our humanity, our thoughts and feelings? Have we been taught to truly live and love ourselves and one another? How much of these outside influences are subliminal? Do you have repetitive thoughts and worries? Do these outside influences serve us as human beings? What do we cling to that may no longer be serving us? Where is our hope? Why are we so divided? What is our relationship to change? What is our relationship to the cosmos, to the plants and animals, to our environment? What was the outlook of our ancestors towards nature, towards life? What are we evolving towards, in mind and body? What is sacred to us? Where is our faith? What about honesty, virtue and integrity? How does religion influence us? Are we moving towards life and living or furthering this civilizing surviving with all these modern diseases?
In observing this, our modern world, these essays and some with rhyme of "The Fertile Ground" will give us "food" for thought. The reader is called upon to reexamine and contemplate their "inner" lives and their relationships to the "outer" sacred, which is their relationships to our natural world, where we all dwell. The reader is challenged to ponder where our social influences of today are moving and specifically, what is your part in this movement and in your own direction in life?
|Publisher:||Dr. T. K. Stone|
|File size:||1 MB|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
This is a mind/body health book. I wrote it to share my childhood. I discovered other avenues for happiness for both my mind and my body. These avenues, which were not outside of my own experiences, were way different from what I was taught. At six years of age I witnessed what the power of prayer can do to change a physical problem. At nine I realized my parents didn't know what the word love meant and found an avenue to travel for more information on that subject. At eleven I decided to become a Catholic priest; a nun told me she married Jesus to experience love. At thirteen, just two weeks before going into a seminary, I decided not to go. At fourteen just after receiving an "F" grade in religion class, where I thought I would learn about love. I realized, I wasn't going to learn about love from priests, brothers or nuns. Remembering an old saying from St. Thomas Aquinas, learned as an alter boy, "Test everything, retain what is good." I decided to love himself and I started to ask this question. "If I love myself, would I have this thought." In my later teenage years I added, "If I love myself, would I breathe, drink or eat this stuff." Drafted into the Army in 1969, I again witnessed how powerful prayer is and surrendered to it completely, "Thy will be done." While training to be a combat medic and later with laboratory duties, the Army inspired me to become a dentist. I did very well in my doctorate program and was asked to be a professor. I also started a private practice. Later I specialized but with all that training, it still boils down to this. To be healthy in this world, reduce the mental conflicts and physical frictions, which define the stresses in our life; at the same time add, being conscious of the basic evolutionary needs for fresh air, energy rich and nutrient dense foods and clean water. A balanced life is for all of Earth's creatures. To be healthy, experience Nature's ways. Many of us are lost, surviving civilized today. It's been said, "Every living being longs to be happy." Without good health, is happiness possible? Discover in this book Nature's health program. It has an old planetary definition, 3.5 billion years old.