The highest possible goal for humankind would be a world where we were all artists. Art is the byproduct of someone who creates for no reason other than a deep love for the creation itself. They do not act for external reward, status, money, attention or recognition. Nor do they act out of duty, fear or guilt.

In this pure loving state they develop a zen-like relationship to their art and are thus able to perform to such a high level that it almost seems to transcend earthly existence. [node:read-more:link]

Einstein taught us that the laws of this Universe are governed by relativity. But few realize that relativity governs not only space and time but is at the core of our relationships and everyday life. [node:read-more:link]

Could the message in the story of Adam and Eve be one of anti-intellectualism with an appeal for developing intuition? Is it a metaphor for the transformation of man from an animal to a human state?

Cultural myths are handed down from generation to generation often by word of mouth. In the process the story is adapted, changed, morphed and filtered. As a result the collective wisdom of the culture is often assimilated into the story. Thus these myths may hold significant meaning for the society where they exist. [node:read-more:link]

Some look toward one world governance as the only way to tackle global problems. But I reckon it's the opposite. Salvation lies with the ingenuity and creativity of the sovereign individual. For it only takes one person with one great idea to change the tide of history. [node:read-more:link]

GLOBALIZATION is another word for MONOPOLY on a world-wide scale. It's a corporate free for all. Behind closed doors, armies of lawyers draft mountains of bureaucracy, friendly to the corporates, but devastating for small business. Little fish can't compete. Soon every High Street begins to look the same as multinationals squeeze out local shops. [node:read-more:link]

When I moved to London in the eighties, I felt immediately at home. The humorous cynicism reminded me of the small East Coast, American town where I grew up.

I had been living in California which is perhaps the New Age capital of the world and centre of positive thinking. So the more down to earth attitude of the English was refreshing.

On the surface maintaining a positive attitude seems to be a no-brainer with numerous benefits. [node:read-more:link]

Some dismiss the Bible, Koran and Torah as fairy stories. But I reckon fairy stories have a lot to tell us about our collective unconscious. As they filter through the generations, certain themes endure. I suspect this longevity signals a spark of truth. Those myths and legends which survive the test of time, may offer insight into the human experience.

In the Garden of Eden story, Adam and Eve lived in Paradise. But they tasted forbidden fruit from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. This opened their eyes. They saw they were naked. [node:read-more:link]

Around 600 CE the prophet Muhammad spawned a great civilization through his teachings. At one time Muslim libraries contained more books and literature than in the entire Greek world. They studied spherical trigonometry, agriculture, physics, medicine and science, using astrolabes to measure the altitude of stars. They built sophisticated astronomical observatories. They set up psychiatric hospitals and even had universal health care. Early Muslims had literacy rates that would put the modern day Muslim World to shame. [node:read-more:link]

I think merely the potential for higher intelligence proves that higher intelligence exists. The idea that we are moving forward in time is merely an illusion. Therefore at some point in time the highest possible intelligence already exists. What possibilities exist with regard how far intelligence can evolve? Given infinite time the answer is mind blowing. If we were not created by a God at the very least there is someone somewhere in time smart enough to qualify for the job. This "super genius" would no doubt figure out immortality, time travel, miracles, walking on water, etc. [node:read-more:link]