Random thought leads to a resolution  

Random thought, we all know, can originate from anywhere and can be about any topic there is. In this case I look briefly at a resolution idea which randomly came to me. It came to me as I wrote a diary entry recently.

It is a simple resolution which we can make at any time. This resolution commits us to use our time and energy, almost solely, to pursue our goals. It also commits us to avoid spending any time or energy responding to persons who speak or act to put obstacles in our path. (The wording of this resolution, we are free to choose according to our preference.)

 A resolution that helps us ignore the distraction others create.

We sometimes reduce or remove our opportunity to achieve our goals without realizing that we are doing so. We do this when we practise activity that is not related to achieving our goals. Sometimes we pay undue attention to those who speak or act ill toward us.

Many of these people aim to distract our attention away from our goals. When we pay them our attention, we waste valuable time and energy that we need to achieve those goals. To the extent that we dissipate our time and energy on such persons, we reduce or remove our opportunity to achieve our goals.

This is a resolution that requires us to adopt only two standards for its problem-free practice. One standard is that we set lofty goals. The other standard is that we pursue those goals in a way that respects the rights and freedoms of others.

We certainly will achieve our goals when we work energetically toward achieving them. We, however, must remember to ignore attempts by others to distract our attention away from those goals. A good resolution of the type mentioned above can assist us in attaining any goal we set out to achieve.

By Edward Fagan

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Taking Personal Responsibility

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Evolution, is it only physical?

Evolution theorists tell us about human physical evolution. They are yet to tell us if there ever was human mental, intellectual and spiritual evolution. They need to explain this aspect of our development to us, if it did occur.

According to these theorists, man and the primates have a common ancestor. Are they and us suppose to share a gene and blood connection? We have these wonderful mental and intellectual faculties but primates do not. We also have a spirit in us, Job 32: 8, and primates do not.

Every day, I experience fully the presence of this human spirit in me. This is why we are able to grow spiritually and primates are not capable of spiritual growth. Primates are thus equal to the other animals rather than to us.

Our mental and intellectual faculties give us awesome power of thought, and unique ability to invent and innovate. When did these mental and intellectual faculties appear, and why did they appear in us and not in the animals?

These theorists claim our human bodies evolved from the bodies of offspring of an ape-like creature. Did our mental faculties too, develop over time and if they did, can evolutionary theory explain the way this happened?

We are the only living physical entities who have hands; but is there a connection between our having these mental and intellectual faculties and our having hands?

By Edward Fagan

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Daddy Of The Human Race, An Ape?

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