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  •  Compel has one 'L'. Just sayin'.... (2+ / 0-)
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    SarahLee, va dare

    I no longer have much interest in the supernatural, or what is mistakenly referred to as “mystical” events and experience. That kind of search belongs to the youthful stage of life, both in the individual and in the race. I now find the most marvelous things in the everyday, the ordinary, the common, the simple and tangible.

    For example: one cloud floating over one mountain. Or a trickle of water seeping from stone after a twenty-mile walk through the desert. Or the smile of recognition on the face of your own child when she hasn’t seen you around for several hours. These are the deepest joys, as we learn to understand when we go into the middle age of life.

    The love of a man for his wife, his child, of the land where he lives and works, is for me the real meaning of mystical experience. Those who waste their whole lives hungering for fantastic and occult sensations are suffering from retarded emotional development and stunted imaginations. One world and one life at a time, please. I have no desire to be reborn until I have exhausted every possibility of this life in this time on these few hundred square miles of earth I call my home.

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    Slap it. Shoot it. Kaboot it.

    by adios on Thu Jul 06, 2006 at 10:28:28 AM PDT

    •  Huh. Sounds pretty mystical to me. (2+ / 0-)
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      SarahLee, AllisonInSeattle

      A thing of powerful magic is the green earth we walk, to misparaphrase Tolkien.

      "As scientific knowledge advances, it does not mean that religious knowledge retreats." - horse69 on the bnet recon C&C board

      by lonespark on Thu Jul 06, 2006 at 05:09:55 PM PDT

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