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No Finished Facts

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 "If you begin an AA meeting with fifteen recovering alcoholics and say, 'Let us discuss loneliness,' invariably you will witness an outpouring of admission that loneliness was unbearable." "Loneliness is disconnection. I reach but I do not touch. The Logos speaks but I do not hear. The world of experience turns shabby and I, myself, become shabby.” Prof. W. McDermott

What Gets Your Attention?

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 Some years ago, I received a strong dose of inspiration when a new girlfriend came to visit. This blond pulled up to my parent’s home in a yellow convertible and then bounded towards the front door, her arms full of records and books. It was quite the sight to behold and I’ve never recovered from the impact. 

That Essential Dimension

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 With reference to a certain holy desire or deep longing, C.S. Lewis said: It's "the thing we desired before we met our wives or made our friends or chose our work, and which we shall desire on our deathbeds, when the mind no longer knows wife or friend or work." “While we are, said Lewis, "this is." If we lose this, we lose all.