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Is Trump a Good Leader? Is Biden?

Is Donald Trump a good leader? Is Joe Biden a good leader?  — J.X Mason’s Blog of 8-4-20 The ancient book of Taoist wisdom, the Tao Te Ching, is composed of  just 81 short prose-poems (called “Chapters”). About one-third of them are devoted to “Leadership.” Below are 3 of the its Chapters on Leadership: #17, […]

The “Tao” of Continuing Creation

The “Tao” of Continuing Creation  —  J.X. Mason’s Blog Post of 7-21-2020.   The past few decades have seen books with titles like, “The Tao of Physics, “The Tao of Pooh,” “Zen and the Art of Archery,” “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance,” and many more. If you’re curious about The Tao and/or about […]

What Is Spirituality?

J.X. Mason’s Blog of 7-6-2020.  To sign up for Our Weekly Blogs, go to Subscribe Our Book of Continuing Creation describes a “Spiritual Path Based on Nature, Reason, & Science.” But what is “Spirituality?” Spirituality is the human experience of deep and positive connection with Nature and all of Creation. This experience often encompasses feelings […]

Mindfulness While Doing Skilled Labor

Mindfulness While Doing Skilled Labor                          — J.X. Mason, Blog of June 30, 2020 We know that meditation and mindfulness help us relax, help us “go deep,” and help us feel at one with Creation.  But mindfulness is also critical when we are doing […]

Get Her Phone Number! – A Lesson in Cooperation

The film, A Beautiful Mind, tells the real-life story of John Forbes Nash (played by Russell Crowe), a mathematician who was one of the founders of Game Theory and a Nobel Laureate in Economics.  A Beautiful Mind won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2002. In this film, Nash has a flash of insight […]

How Many “Missing Links” Are There Now?

How Many Missing Links Are ThereNow? – – Blog of 6-16-2020,  by J.X. Mason.   When Darwin published Origin of the Species in 1859, he wrote that human were quite likely descended from apes, but the world would have to wait for sufficient evidence to emerge. (Only Neanderthal remains had been discovered in 1856, just […]

Wisdom from the Tao Te Ching

How can a person work hard and achieve much,  without breaking down or burning out?         Listen to the wisdom of the Tao Te Ching, Chapter 63 (translation by Stephen Mitchell, 1988, Harper & Row) “Act without doing; work without effort, Think of the small as large and the few as many. […]

Song of the Open Road

An Anthem for the Path of Continuing Creation What is the Path of Continuing Creation? What is the positive, creative, life that it calls us to? Our Book  of Continuing Creation describes our spiritual path With Essays  on evolution, world religions,  philosophy, and even mathematics. But no one described our Way better than America’s great […]

What ARE the “Processes of G>O>D>?”

Important antecedents ti The Book of G>O>D> are “Process Theology” and “Process Philosophy,” which we discuss in an Essay called “Forerunners to This Book.”   But Process theologians and philosophers never talk much about what those Processes are.   We address that question throughout the Book of  Continuing Creation.  This Blog Post gives the reader a quick list of those Processes of Continuing Creation.

Is God Love? Is G>O>D> Love?

Many people say that “God is Love.” We examine this idea and show that is not true. Love has a evolved as a form of cooperation, allowing human couples to care for each other and their children across the long years of childhood immaturity. But God (or as we re-define it, G>O>D>) also includes competition and conflict. Evolution — biololgic, cultural, and technological — is propelled as much by competition as it is by cooperation. G>O>D> includes both.

What Virtue Opposes the Vice of Envy?

Envy, one of the Seven Deadly Vices, is the desire for another person’s traits, status, wealth, abilities, or situation. “Jealousy,” which is akin to Envy, was called “the green-ey’d monster” by Shakespeare (Othello, Act 3, scene 3) Of course, we are all aware of the good fortune of others. This fortune can be physical health, […]

Hitchens Swings… and Strikes Out

Answering the Question — “What is the Purpose of Life?”