I love DE-motivation sayings

There is too much “Fluff” in Life and in business.  Too much political-correctness. Too many positive sayings that are unrealistic or will only be followed by a very few.  Too many that may sound good but will be seldom achieved.

When I retire, I can hardly wait to say, when someone asks me: “How’s Life?” and I can say:

“Enjoying my freedom.  I’m being Unhurried, Unprofessional, Unmotivated and delightfully Unworried about any of it!” (smile)

The world could use a little DE-motivation.   Like the posters at despair.com

 

Deep Questions: “Does a Cloned human being have no Soul?”

Do Human beings have a Soul? If you are a Christian or even “Spiritual”,  most all of you would say “Yes!”.  And that God, or Source, or the Creator gave each human a Soul.  Ok, fine.  Let’s keep going—

Suppose a Mother is going to have twins. They will be born and they will be healthy. Will each twin have a Soul?  And most everyone will also say “Yes!”   But now, just suppose—

A scientist Clones a human being from conception in a Petri dish and somehow feeds and “grows” it outside a Mother until  “regular 9-month birth time” and then keeps feeding it and letting some parents adopt it.  A healthy, functioning, CLONE.  It can crawl, later walk, learn to talk and keep on developing as a natural kid would. Question: but does this “human” have a Soul??

If the normal belief is that God put a Soul into each human body, God does that for NATURAL babies who are in the Mother and developing for 9 months. While most people would say the husband & wife “made a  baby”, we *don’t* usually say that the parents “put” the Soul into the baby.

So, if God does it for a Natural baby (puts a Soul into the body), does a Scientist put a Soul into a lab-created Clone? I think people would say “NO!”.  How would they? From where? Chances are, the scientist isn’t even trying to.   So then, does that Cloned human have a Soul?  The Scientist didnt put it in the lab-created baby. Where would the scientist get it?  God does, for naturally “incubated” humans…..but would he, for a “factory/lab-created” human?   What makes you think so?  And—

Suppose you say this Cloned human, while alive and functioning does NOT have a Soul—then, now we have a Human without  a Soul, and if this “person” has no Soul, then when it dies, there is nothing to go to Heaven, or Hell, or even any sort of near-death or after-death anything!!    Religiously, if one has no soul, is it possible to be “tempted”? It would seem not. If no soul, what is being tempted? If your Soul hasn’t sinned (because you dont have one), will the Clone escape any Judgement Day?  When “natural” people have a near-death experience, they often report they experienced a rapid Life-review of their earthly Life. Would this happen if a being had no Soul? If there is no soul to go on to a Hell, or Heaven, or some other “plane”, then what’s the point? Would anything—-other than—a Soul go to a Heaven or a Hell?  What?  Imagine “witnessing” to someone who has no soul and trying to get them to “accept the Lord” ?   How would that work?  What if the Clone said yes and wanted to, but didn’t know they were cloned and have no soul? But the Big question is: does a cloned being that didnt develop inside a human mother have a Soul? How would it get it? Where would it come from?   Why would God put a Soul in an “un-naturally created” or “manufactured”  human?   Feel free to leave  comments.

1st Dates gone wrong

Ahhh, looking back on it all . . . (shakes head).  Some first-dates that went wrong:

#1.  Her: You could come over after we leave here…

Me:  You *are* single, aren’t you?

Her: Well….kind of. He’s not living with me.

Me: But legally, you’re still married, right?

Her: well, yeah….

Me: But I already said, right in the very beginning before we met, that I was looking for someone legally single or who’s divorce was Finalized.

(It all went downhill from there. I didn’t come over. No 2nd date).

#2. This date, we met for a drink downtown.  Actually, I felt the conversation was going quite well, and she was attractive, and then, completely out of nowhere and not related to anything we had been talking about, she asks me:  “SO! Do you Recycle?”  (I’m serious, she really asked that—WTF??)

Me: Umm, No, I don’t. I just dump it all in one big garbage can.

and then her bottom lip actually started to quiver a bit,  as she looked me right in the eyes with this worried look –and she said:  But  (quiver)…what…what about the LAND-fill?!?

(Ohhhh, brother!  Yeah, it went rapidly downhill from there. I was this loser-inconsiderate-Bum (or whatever she felt about me) because I didn’t care about the Planet, etc.   Sigh.

#3.  Her hair was shampooed. Slender figure, Skirt-n-blouse outfit looked nice. She probably just got off work. We sat down at our table. It wasn’t 3 minutes into it and she asks: SO! Where do you see yourself in 5 years from now?

Me: (oh, God! Am i going out with the manager of Personnel?).  Probably still living in this city and  enjoying Life right here.   (I could tell that that wasn’t Aggressive or Goal-oriented enough, even though I was working full-time and paying my bills on time and had my own car and place away from my parents).  Maybe i should have said I would become the National CEO of Bank of America and then buy the 3 largest Castles in all of Italy. . .

4. This woman also invited me to her place. And she was single. I get there and she has me sit in her kitchen and offers me Herb Tea.  She sits in another chair, also in the kitchen, but her chair is right in front of –an artist’s EASEL …and I get to sit and watch her do “toll-painting”.  But hey, its only the first date, right?  But there’s hardly any conversation, either. She’s sooo focused on each of her little painting-details, right in front of me. No, she isn’t painting me, either. I try to make conversation but she hardly says a word and gives very short, almost “robot” answers.  One time, it was a sunny day and we were sitting in grass and she picked up a flower and sorta teasingly said: He loves me, he loves me not, he loves me, he loves not. He loves me. Then she smiled.  But nothing happened. Every time I came over, once again, she kept doing more painting, every time! We never even kissed. Finally, I once asked: Do you want to go out with me or do you wanna keep doing painting? and she says she has to get it done. And yet, she kept having me over. I gave up. Too boring.  and I had waited. Forget sex, we weren’t doing ANYTHING together! No movies, No road trips, no sports, no games. We didn’t go to the Mall. Toooo boring. I moved on.

#5. We met for a Pizza. She arrives. She’s too fat. By quite alot.  I’m not perfect, but seriously, I DO know that I can do better. But I’ll be nice and make the most of it. The Pizza comes, its good, and at least the conversation wasn’t awkward.  Until—-

She asks:  (looking straight at me!) SO! Have you ever “done it” in a Bath-tub full of Lime Jello?  (Yes, she really asked that).

Me: (pause)….welll, no. Can’t say that I’ve tried that one…..

Later, I thanked her but never called back.  That was years ago.

And to think, for all of these dates, we DID meet in a public place, first.  Those were all years ago. But i still remember.  (smiles to self) Life goes on . . . .

 

Self-Help Book: “How to Live 365 Days a Year” by John A. Schindler M.D.

LIfe has its stresses and hassles.  Sometimes we may feel too worried, or depressed, or angry, or too rushed, or irritated by aggravations.

It would nice, if more of the time, we could feel both: 1. Calm and 2. Happy

John A. Schindler M.D. and his book: “How to Live 365 Days a Year” can be a big help with that.  The book was written years ago but is still very relevant and accurate, today.

No, it’s not another book on “Mindfulness” or “positive thinking” or visualization. More down to earth and physical and some solid everyday advice.

It talks about how we can be “calm, and happy. –Right now.” You will also get a mini-education about: Glands and hormones.  No worries, he keeps it simple and not too technical, but you will likely find it eye-opening.

What is STH? What is ACTH? What can be the long-term effect of too much of these? Who was Dr. Hans Seyle?  The book mentions that “Good Emotions are your best medicine!”  Several times, you will be presented with a real-life situation, and see how 2 different people handled it, one in a healthy way, the other one not so much. You can see the difference.  This is realistic advice you can put into practice. You will also learn more about your body chemistry and how it affects you.

Who doesn’t want to feel more “Calm. and Happy. –Right now”?   Amazon.com should have this book. Barnes & Noble should be able to order it. Get it. Read it. It is definitely “time well-spent”.   🙂   You’ll feel better.   PS—I post about a variety of topics. Scroll down and see my last 12 posts, or explore my monthly archives. Thanks for stopping by.    –the Owl

Calling any Astrologers

I bought a beginning-overview book on Astrology and also had my chart printed out. From my own research, it seems very highly likely that if any of us had an Astrologer do our Natal (birth) Chart, it would “automatically” (by default) be done, by having used the Placidus House system, or “Placidus Houses”. No newbie customer would ask why, and most Astrologers would not offer –or even mention– any of the other systems. How did using Placidus ever get so “popular”? Why? But the question I’m really curious about is:

Placidus, or “Equal house” system? I decided to also find out what my chart would say if done using Equal Houses. It came out mostly the same but—a couple planets ended up in different houses! And overall, at least for me, using Equal Houses seems to be more accurate. I have read that the Koch system is good for people born in higher latitudes, but I would think that unless you were born in Alaska or Northern Sweden, this would be a non-issue. So, for those of us born in “the 48 states” of the USA, which is better: Placidus, or Equal Houses? Which on seems more accurate to you? Thanks! 🙂

Oldies! 1965 RocknRoll. “She’s Just My Style” by Gary Lewis & the Playboys

Oldies Rock. Here’s Gary Lewis & the Playboys singing “She’s Just My Style”. An upbeat, feel-good, oldies tune. 1965.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vufLgvf19kw

CARMEN CABOOM & Messy MF’s

Gotta Luv Carmen Caboom! She’s Funny and speaks her mind. I wish she’d go back to doing more Youtube videos that are 20 minutes or Less, like she used to, but she’s still fun to listen to.

Warning: video contains Adult language.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l84mYwBnuWE

Spiritual Advancement

I like to read about Religions, Psychic development, Spirituality, etc.

When you ask someone else who is “into” those sorts of things: “Why are we here? What is our purpose?”—-you might be told: “to advance and develop, spiritually.”

This may sound good, but if you pause and think about it for a minute, that tells you almost nothing at all. So let’s go deeper and ask:

  1. Exactly what—is “more spiritual”?
  2. Whatever it is, it should be recognizable, so you could say you want to be more like *that*, and describe what that is.
  3. How can you tell when one person is “farther along the Path” than someone who is a newbie?
  4. Is your Teacher or mentor more Spiritual than you? How? Exactly what makes him or her that way?
  5. Even if they are more advanced, does this mean in any way that they have further “evolved”? Far too many people take “spiritual evolution” to be some automatic given, as if all you have to do is simply be interested at all or just read 1 or 2 books and evolution is automatic….but if you believe in spiritual evolution, ask yourself: “evolving” towards …What?? How? And how would you know that it’s any “higher”? No one really seems to be able to say. So again, what is Spiritual development? How does more of it look different from less of it and how do you know you are doing it? People work out in a Gym to get physically stronger. How can you exercise in order to advance or get stronger spiritually? Comments always welcome.

MONK. TV show

Some years back, there was a TV crime show simply called: “MONK”. That was for Adrian Monk. I loved this show because it was done differently. Most crime shows are a who-did-it. With many episodes of Monk (i think there were 8 seasons), in the first 10 minutes Monk would say: “That’s the guy!” –but, at the time Monk says that, it seems soooo unlikely, maybe even impossible, or someone has a great Alibi. You are often told right up front who did it, and the show is still very interesting because you can’t possibly see HOW it could be “that guy” and spend just about all of the show wracking your brain, trying to figure out how MONK figured it out. Then, in the last 2 minutes, you get the Big Reveal. This is the end of one of my favorite episodes. It’s season 2, episode 1 “Mr. Monk Goes Back to School”. Season 2 is available on DVD from Amazon.