WELCOME TO ELYSIUM'S PASSAGE

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
For more blog postings click: https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage . Who looks outside dreams; who looks inside awakens                                                                     Carl Jung                                                                ...
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DAILY MESSAGE FROM THE PASSAGE

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Computers and Technology, Relationships, Finance, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Food and Drink, Writing and Speaking
For more postings, go to https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage                          April 1 2020 I'm going to be controversial and try to give some context to the fear that has gripped so much of the world. First, let me say that caution is a good thing. It can save our lives. Fear, however, is good for nothing and doesn't solve anything but put us in paralysis, just as Franklin stated. Make no mistake, fear is suffering. When we allow ...
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WHICH IS IT, PLATO OR ARISTOTLE?

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
See more blog posts at: https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage  THE ONE IN THE MANY AND THE MANY IN THE ONE  THE SCHOOL OF ATHENS Roman fresco by Raphael Scuola di Atene, Italian Renaisance painter   For centuries Western intellectuals... the ones who influence our precepts and cultural direction, have been divided between Plato and his student Aristotle. What do I mean by that? Take a look at their fingers. Plato has one finger pointed upwards, indicating the One in the vertical transcendence of all that is. Aristotle, however, is more ...
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ETTING GO - THE PATHWAY OF SURRENDER by DAVID HAWKINS

by corina solom Self Improvement, Book Reviews
LETTING GO describes a simple and effective means by which to let go of the obstacles and become free of negativity. During many decades of the author's psychiatric practice, the primary aim was to seek the most effective ways to relieve human sufering in all of its many forms. The inner mechanism of surrender was found to be a great practical benefit and is described in this book. Over the years, thousands of students have asked for a practical technique ...
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READER REVIEWS

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
For more blog postings click: https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage The following excerpts are among the first reviews of Elysium’s Passage: The Summit. Some are Amazon Five Stars reviews along with excerpts from two professional reviews (Blue Ink and Clarion). Also, note the full reviews after these excerpts.  "A delightful mix of fantasy, reality, conjecture, and humour; Mr Meyers draws the reader into the story with a gentle narrative that captures the imagination, leaving one anxious to get to the next page drawing you into his exceptional ...
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WHAT IS ART... PICTURE THIS

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews
The above excerpt is taken from Chapter 17 (What do I know?) in Elysium's Passage: The Summit, the first novel in the novel series.  To provide a fuller discussion of creative expression within the dynamic of essence and form, I have included more of his dialogue below: 'I could go a bit further with this analogue and say...’ ‘That’s okay Eli,’ I said smiling, ‘I get the picture… with or without the frame.’ ‘Maybe you do,’ he said, ‘but allow me to stretch the ...
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by Corina Ungureanu Computers and Technology, Book Reviews, Food and Drink
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IS FREE WILL FREE?

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews
For more blog postings click: https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage  Not too surprisingly, there has been much debate over the last hundred years on whether our actions are predetermined or if we actually have free will. Determinism comes in many forms, including physical determinism, logical determinism, theological determinism, etc. Likewise, opponents of determinism often agree that free will is not all that free when it comes to lower orders of consciousness. We consider the idea of reacting to be more mechanistic that our concept of responding, ...
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A VOICE IN THE NIGHT

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
ALL AND NOTHINGNESS: A VOICE IN THE NIGHT "In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters."                                                             Genesis 1-2 (KJV) Even since a ...
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This is how to make your wish come true

by Daan Neleman Arts and Entertainment, Self Improvement, Book Reviews
Did you know there is a proven way to make your wish a reality? In a by a small circle of influencers well-recognized book "De Creatiespiraal" (Spiral of Creation), Marinus Knoope describes 12 steps to make your wish come true. These are the steps to follow. 1) The first step is to cherish the silence and relax. Get in the flow and let the ideas come to you. 2) If you have a clear idea you can write your wish on paper. That is the ...
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DAILY MESSAGE ARCHIVES JANUARY 2020

by Neil Meyers Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
For other posts on this blog go to www.elysiumspassage.com  January 25, 2020 One of the major themes in Elysium’s Passage novel series is, “come further up, come further in.” If you are familiar with C.S. Lewis' works, you might recognize this phrase from what was cried out by the children as they ran further up and further into the New Narnia, as described in The Last Battle, the concluding book in the Chronicles of Narnia series. As we each ascend our Mountain further ...
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WHAT IS HAPPINESS?

by Neil Meyers Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
For more posts on this blog go to www.elysiumspassage.com  What if we as adults, could recapture this same innocence of pure joy, just as these children in the picture express... and, hopefully, as many of us did in our earliest years? If we think we can’t return to this happy state, then why not? It appears Albert was having a good time.   A recent survey in North America revealed that the average adult lives with negative emotions 70% of the time. I ...
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ARE YOU A SKEPTIC?

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
Are you a skeptic? Me too... except when I'm not. But what does it mean to be a skeptic? I suppose it depends... skepticism can mean different things to different people. Perhaps a fixed state of mind, or just seeing an occasional red flag. James, the philosopher in Elysium's Passage: The Summit, prides himself in being a skeptic, if not a bit of a cynic at times. However, while on the Summit, he is challenged to examine what his underlying motives are ...
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Why writing makes you happier

by Daan Neleman Arts and Entertainment, Self Improvement, Book Reviews
" Research by Laura King shows that writing about achieving future goals and dreams can make people happier and healthier. Similarly, there's plenty of evidence that keeping, there's plenty of evidence that keeping a gratitude journal can increase happiness and health by making the good things more salient." Writing is key to me. Although it was not before I gave up that I wanted to be a writer that it gave me pleasure. Maybe there was a kind of have to be ...
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Stories to Inspire You and Make You Reflect by Coelho

by Luci Perry Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews
Storytelling is a fundamental element in many areas of our lives. They capture our attention and allow us to examine ourselves. They can give us a brief, but valuable, glance of our lives from a different point of view.  This new point of view can be the spark that helps us take action to make a positive change in life. These two short stories are from one of the world's best-loved storyteller, Paulo Coehlo. Paulo Coelho de Souza is a Brazilian lyricist and novelist, best known for ...
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How to Master Productivity to Achieve Extraordinary Results

by Luci Perry Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement, Book Reviews
"You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win." - Zig Ziglar Our lives have become busier and overwhelming due to the trappings of modern life. Technology, the Internet, the instant access of our iPhones, and other pressures of modern life have changed the pace of our everyday lives. More and more people are finding it challenging to balance their role at work, home and family. I can relate to ...
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DAILY MESSAGE ARCHIVES DECEMBER 2019

by Neil Meyers Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
For more blog posts go to: www.elysiumspassage.com  December 1, 2019 This post is on friendship, and since I've been blessed to have many close friends, there's much I could say on this topic. A number of these go back from when I was just 20 years old, which is very long time ago. Interestingly, a number of former friends have recently come back into my life as a result of a high school class reunion a couple of years ago. In most cases, ...
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A HIGHER CALLING

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
To acces other blog posts go to: https://digitalbloggers.com/articles/elysiumspassage       Maybe its because my father, above, was fighting with the RCAF during WW2, but I really like this story. I hope you will too. NGM An American pilot glanced outside his cockpit and froze. He blinked hard and looked again, hoping it was just a mirage. But his co-pilot stared at the same horrible vision. "My God, this is a nightmare," the co-pilot said. "He's going to destroy us," the pilot agreed. The ...
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HOW TO BE AN ENLIGHTENED MYSTIC

by Neil Meyers Arts and Entertainment, Relationships, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Writing and Speaking
 To access other posts on this blog, go to www.elysiumspasage.com  In the above quote, Allan Watts’ captures an aspect of enlightenment that recognizes "what already is." And what is, presumably is to be present to The All That Is. Allan Watts was a philosopher and theologian who I believe understood this concept of enlightenment better than most contemporary philosophers. As an astute British/American thinker and writer, his whose influence was greatly felt during the 'beat' era of the 50s and 60s. Today, 45 ...
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Building A Home Business? Use These Tips

by Ebun Makinde Arts and Entertainment, Business, Computers and Technology, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Health and Fitness, Home Improvement, Investing, Self Improvement, Book Reviews, Communications, Home and Family, Reference and Education
Running a home business can be a great way to balance your work and home life. Working from home gives you the flexibility of not having to commute to and from work, which maximizes the time you can spend with your family. There are many different business's you can run from home, this article should give you some ideas for home-based businesses that may work for you. Starting your own home business is definitely a stressful situation, but it should mostly ...
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