The holidays are upon us and bringing with them more ups and downs than a fiddler’s bow.
The holiday season begins around Halloween and hits its first plateau at Thanksgiving before building to a frantic crescendo between Christmas and New Years. By the time we get into the New Year we’re weary, worn out, and weigh more than Santa himself. But salvation is close at hand since we still have our New Year’s resolutions to pardon us of our past indulgences by replacing them with massive restrictions. That’s the cycle of the Holiday Season; indulgence, salvation, restriction, repeat. Who said it’s the most wonderful time of the year! Continue Reading
Exploring the Mystical Advantage of Unity
Mysticism isn’t as farfetched as you think. Although it often seems shrouded in ancient rituals that are reserved for the initiated, symbols of mysticism surround every one of us, every day. We often think of mystical experiences as being otherworldly and not related to everyday life, when in fact, they actually define our daily lives. Continue Reading
Escher is famous for sketches that warp our perception of space, continuity and progress. The people in Eschers’ sketching, Ascending and Descending, appear to be walking endlessly around a rooftop, going simultaneously up and down the stairs and getting nowhere. It is a sentiment we sometimes share when our drive for personal growth has us going in circles. Continue Reading