Week 21 – Miracles

Isn’t it great that someone as scientifically advanced as Einstein was such a proponent of miracles? I’ll bet he also believed that the more we learn, the more we realize what we don’t know. So this is a really cool journey. Throughout time ‘miracles’ may get figured out from a scientific standpoint. Then we don’t call them miracles anymore. How many things in our life do we take for granted and simply accept that could be considered a ‘miracle’?

On to the atoms: what is it made of? a nucleus (protons and neutrons clumped together) with electrons orbiting around it. Are they made of something? And how about all that orbit space between the electrons and the nucleus? So basically these atoms are a lot of nothing that makes up EVERYTHING! Yes, that sounds like a miracle.

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Week 20 – multi tasking

I’ve never been to good at multi tasking. Seeing others who “seemed” good at multitasking would make me a little envious at times. In today’s world of non-stop information being whirled at us and a constant connection to everything and everyone, we are forced to try to multi task just to keep pace. Reading the Sanford put me more at ease! It was intriguing to learn that the multi taskers are paying attention to things that they don’t even need to! I’ve often joked that when someone relays useless information to me I hope that it didn’t replace something useful that was in my mind! Concentrate, focus and get the most out of every step of learning and filter out all of the ‘noise’. I want to be a light that shines, but not one that lights a room; more like a laser!

Week 19 – Good vs. Evil?

The one part of this weeks reading that really stood out for me was number 8 of the Master Keys. It touches in on good and evil in the moral world, but it basically states that there is not really a good verses evil as we may have understood it. Good is something; evil is not, it is a negative condition. Evil is destroyed by good. It is….the absence of good! Light can destroy darkness but not the other way around. You can’t bring darkness into an already lit room and make it dark!

Knowing this truth allows us to apply the principle to our lives. One general complaint by many, my self included, is that there is not enough time to accomplish what we want to. This course has allowed us to take an accepted negative, like lack of time, and use it to our advantage. Because there is a finite amount of time, our duty to ourselves is to fill that time up with all the good things; the things we know that make our lives better. Then there is no room left for the bad. So there we have it! We just figured out a way to eliminate all the bad, evil or negative things in our lives!