Chapter Two: Part Seven – The Balance Between Order and Chaos

In our final installment for Chapter Two, we’re going to focus on the need for flexibility, as we open our minds to possibilities greater than what conventional institutions traditionally foster.  This short post sets up the beginning of Chapter Three next week.     Flexibility is King In the Marines, we studied the art of […]

Chapter Two: Part Six – The Balance Between Order and Chaos

  The Personalization of Faith          This realization, that Jesus taught and embodied the most intimate form of love imaginable, awakened me to the necessity of personalizing my faith, and of the need to break away from dogma.  While this realization took many years to unfold, it was born in the simplicity of the message […]

Chapter Two: Part Five – The Balance Between Order and Chaos

The Importance of Role Models            There are people who have tremendous success in life, and we should learn from them what they are willing to share.  As I have said, institutional learning is valuable, and we must not mistake the robust, deceptive safety of the organization that provides the education for the application […]

Chapter Two: Part Four – The Balance Between Order and Chaos

The Separation of Everything            As far back as the 5th century BC, the Greek philosopher Democritus put forth the theory of atomism.  He, along with his teacher Leucippus, proposed that everything in the universe is composed of small, indivisible, and indestructible units called atoms.  The idea was revolutionary at the time, suggesting that […]

Chapter Two: Part Three – The Balance Between Order and Chaos

  In this third post from Chapter Two, we explore our quest for the Truth, while discovering some incredible surprises about the diversity among three of the world’s great religions. What is Truth?          Those words, uttered by Pontius Pilate in the hours before Christ was crucified, have baffled me for decades.  What is Truth?  […]

Chapter Two: Part Two – The Balance Between Order and Chaos

  In the second part of Chapter Two, we’re broadly examining the relationship between order and chaos, between conservative thinking and the need for progressive ideas as a catalyst for change and growth.   Societal Conditioning            At its core, the relationship between order and chaos is one of thought and emotion, of science […]