I now have an unassailable good natured and cheerful certainty in myself. A quiet confidence that nothing can really trouble me for more than a short time because I know that I will quickly find a solution. I find that that certainty and self-confidence play themselves out in my life.>>
A Santa Barbara Scientist discovered a new galaxy.
“Dubbed SDSSJ0737+3216, the just discovered galaxy is 100 times lighter than our own Milky Way and is the smallest galaxy ever identified at that distance. It is about half the size and approximately one-tenth the “weight” of typical small galaxies found closer to Earth. ” >>More
I’ve hear people refer to Scientology a “UFO” or science fiction religion, inferring something odd, and criticizing us with a statement that we believe in “aliens.”
With all the billions upon billions of stars, don’t you think it’s arrogant to think we are the only sentient species in this whole universe?
I was thinking today how hard it is when someone is in conflict with their family.
It sometimes seems to be a “natural” part of growing up (at least in our times and in the West) for adolescents and teens to feel constricted by their families.
It’s almost a cliche that youth has the enthusiasm and will to do and age has the wisdom but has lost the drive to execute.
And it can be so hard on young people to find their enthusiasm reined in by “practical” parents who are perhaps a bit too worried about what will happen if…
On of my favorite parts of The Way to Happiness is the section “Love and Help Children.”
Happy Bastille Day!
Imagine celebrating all that gore and blood!
It seems I was just looking forward to Christmas and found myself at the end of January.
Sometimes I feel like Rip Van Winkle.
Anyway, Christmas and New Years were great. Got an IPod for Christmas, which I adore.
New Years was totally inspirational. Watching the Scientology New Years Event, getting to get the latest dope from David Miscavige and other Scientology leaders, having Mr. Miscavige lay it on the line as to where our civilization is at and where it’s headed, and the treat of seeing the newest ideal Scientology churches (Church of Scientology of London and Church of Scientology of Berlin) that was such a treat!
I am always inspired to do more when I hear David Miscavige. What a great leader he is. Absolutely energized and such a dynamic person!
The watchword of the new Scientology churches, like the one a I wrote about yesterday in London, is more service to the community.
What happens in Scientology is you usually come in to handle something that is bothering you personally. Whether it is not being able to get along with someone, or feeling like you need more self-confidence or whether it’s feeling unhappy or depressed or whatever, you usually get on top of this in a matter of a few days, as amazing as that may sound.
Then, most people realize that the people around them need help too.
That’s why it is so important to have the facilities to be able to service the community, and that’s why this whole concept David Miscavige described a couple of years ago of creating “Ideal Orgs” (org is an abbreviation for “Organization,” the usual term we use for our individual churches).
I chose this template because it looks to me right out of the Lower East Side.
Whether that’s really where it was taken of not, that’s where it is for me.
My dad was born in that neighborhood. His folks were both Jewish Russian immigrants, who met in New York. Theirs was such a tight-knit community that my dad never even learned to speak English till he went to school.
And the irony of it, is that one block over in one direction was Little Italy and one block the other way was Chinatown.
And those neighborhoods were little microcosms of their home countries as well.
My grandmother used to get the Jewish newspapers delivered to her home right to the day she died. She spoke (some) English but according to my dad she was a very educated and literate woman in Yiddish, which , to my regret, I never learned.
My grandmother passed away more than 30 years ago now, and I find it sad that that entire culture is disappearing from Earth.
In fact, one of the liabilities of our Internet age is the homogeniety it is creating culturally.
But whose to say, really, which will be better in the long run…