Everything is simple, at the same time, complex. Does it sound enigmatic? In reality, this ambivalence bothers us when we embrace multiple perspectives. For example, there is a glass of water in front of me on the sofa table. It looks like a mere object, which doesn't impact my life. I don't consider it as … Continue reading A Glass of Water
One of the most fundamental components of life is a relationship. Without relationships, we can't find the existential reality that we live in this world and beyond. The very start could be our relationship with our mother. As one of the earliest life memories, we can't help but recall our interaction with our parents. Without … Continue reading Who are our Neighbors?
In physics, a theory of everything (ToE) signifies an effort of cosmological breakthrough. It is supposed to fill the chasm of ignorance between general relativity and quantum mechanics. With this effort, ToE could be an ultimate theory to understand the mysteries of Big Bang, Black Holes, and Dark Energy. Despite this bold attempt, the focus … Continue reading The Integral Approach
How can we protect ourselves from various kinds of sufferings and threats? As long as we live in this world, we can't avoid all these challenges. Life is difficult, which is the archetypal recognition that we all have in one way or another. Whether we like it or not, there is a stormy day. Various … Continue reading The Armor of God
We, humans, have experienced various sufferings throughout history from starvation to warfare to disease. Buddhism categorizes them as follows: Living (生苦, Jāti dukkha)Aging (老苦, Jarāpi dukha)Disease (病苦, Byādhipi dukkha)Death (死苦, Maraṇampi dukkha) Separating from someone we love (愛別離苦, Appiyehi dukkha)Meeting someone we don’t like (怨憎会苦, Piyehi dukkha)Can't get what we want (求不得苦, Yampiccha dukkha)Can't control … Continue reading Virtue, Mind, and Wisdom
Ever since we have been pointing our fingers out one another, saying, we are right, you are wrong, or they are wrong, in the prison of self-righteousness. Why is that so? Why do we suffer in this prison? One possible reason is that by nature we always value what we value. It is similar to … Continue reading Unfolding Consciousness
It seems a human embryo should go through every stage of evolution. It is called the theory of recapitulation. In Ernst Haeckel’s (1834-1919) words; "ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny." In modern biology, this theory has been more refined; however, the main idea is still critical and applicable to many other disciplinary areas such as developmental psychologies. We … Continue reading Spiral Dynamics