If only we would have watched the sun come up that one last time,
If only the scent of flowers would have reached our noses as the most fragrant smell ever tasted,
If only we can actually hear what we say to each other,
If only we would have seized the opportunity to know and to love each other in a most special and endearing set of ways,
If only we could have considered those other sets of choices for decisions we made,
If only we would have learned what it was like to feel loved and to know what made us feel loved,
If only we would have seized the opportunities in front of us and seen them as opportunities instead of solutions to problems,
If only in this moment and in every moment, we choose to cherish the special, beautiful moments life brings,
If only we can now stop tolerating apologists in any form and meet them with fields of fact,
If only the apathetic in the land of quit will awaken from the trance of narcissisms and inaction to stand with a more universal set of values in loving consensus,
If only we wouldn’t have to turn ourselves into solutions and we could keep ourselves in a gaseous state, not believing in much not worrying about anything. Only moving forward believing that the best possibilities will go beyond the worst outcomes…
““Women were more likely to lie to make the person they were talking to feel good, while men lied most often to make themselves look better,” Feldman said.”
” “It’s tied in with self-esteem,” says University of Massachusetts psychologist Robert Feldman. “We find that as soon as people feel that their self-esteem is threatened, they immediately begin to lie at higher levels.”
So possibly it boils down to self-esteem. If our self-esteem gets mostly genuine and we practice impeccability with our words, thoughts and actions we might lie a little bit less. In doing this it gets very helpful to realize while we aim for 100% honesty, the first step of this may come in remaining honest with ourselves and when we discern we have lied to ourselves, stop it at the level of belief and thought so the poison doesn’t flow well from our mouths. This means non-judgement, positive or negative. It also means we will do our best to practice feeling loving toward ourselves individually.
In my own life, this provided an opportunity to use honesty to improve my life. In work, it meant telling the truth about products and services so customers could make their decision based on facts with little embellishment. It also meant telling my friends and family the truth more consistently. Mostly I found I had to say less. I didn’t have to support anyone with false embellishments or unnecessary compliments as making someone feel better about themselves with a lie will sooner or later get discovered and my credibility with them would suffer and the relationship would weaken seriously.
I have looked at my beliefs about myself. The teachings from parents as a child served as helpful contradictions. My mother gave me statements about me being a special person with extraordinary talent and ability and my father told me I would never amount to anything unless I learned to work hard for everything and this would start with deprecating statements about my behavior. I had a lot of shame to overcome and it’s not all gone. This affords me the opportunity to work with it consistently.
A new belief which helped me had to do with first accepting I had ultimate worth on the eternal scale of value, this served me until the realization came regarding the nonexistence of self. No self, no self-esteem needed. This contradicted the pop psychology of its reverse theories. In this model, all seems connected to doing and actions which come from beliefs, thought, and feelings. Seemingly we a feedback cyclicity of thoughts producing feelings and behaviors feeding back on prevailing beliefs many of which wound up erroneous. In changing the beliefs and stopping the limiting thoughts from guiding actions I had to do less to keep myself honest. It also meant offering less up in unsolicited feedback, something which seemed to prevail in the “meetings” of the twelve-step cult I attended for a couple of decades. One of the best actions I took had to do with getting away from it and the toxicity in words spoken there, when really the only thing which worked well came from the love in unspoken support. Knowing I am loved and encouraged to love myself made me feel love for myself and others almost unconditionally.
Since moving on from there I have made beneficial and limiting decisions about my life and I dedicate myself, imperfectly, to improving beliefs, thinking, and behaviors and calling up humble, loving feelings for myself. Much of this has come in taking better care of my body and general health. Along the way I have been able to genuinely help some others, giving me more loving feelings in general.
In the ongoing set of conclusions, having a multifaceted set of perspectives helps me to less judgmental conclusions and statements. Looking at what I say based on observations before I say them – this takes a lot of mindfulness to do it effectively and I have sometimes gone to almost angry extremes to defend my stated perceptions about situations only to have to make amends for the behavior in stopping myself from doing it again and making things right in my best way possible.
Honesty it seems, ought to concern the truth and truth comes from knowing beyond a shadow of a doubt. Reporting what happened, how I thought and felt seems like about all I can do regarding this. Mostly, I strive to practice concise brevity as it gets too easy to slip into conjecture and verbose rhetoric. In the utmost sense it looks like the less I believe about anything, the better as it leaves me more open to varied interpretations and perceptions which may have more objectivity. If this seems self negating and contradictory, that will turn out a reader perspective. I tend to characterize it more as a paradox like many other things human.
There’s a lot of chatter about Islam and its evils. Yes, the various sects of this faith have some radical variants which want to impose their rigid way of life on everyone. When we compare this to radical evangelical Christians and their collateral murderous spin offs we don’t see a lot of differences. They have all killed about the same amount of people. I am wondering if the same can be said about Judaism on a proportionate basis. At any rate, they have incited, mostly involuntarily, evangelicals and inspired radical Islamists to aid or destroy them. Zionists have an equal part in the “monotheist” paradigm for their level of contribution.
At any rate, if these religions get widely accepted as mythology and their codes debunked along with the mythologies of other religions – Hinduism and Buddhism are not exempt – we may have a chance to free up humanity long enough to save life on the planet.
That the Abrahamic mythologies affect at least 3.5B people on the planet seems great cause for a rational activism in educating the masses. The religions are all myth. There was no Abraham, no Moses, no Solomon, no Jesus, no Mohammed going to heaven – none of this. Scholars have shown repeatedly that the old Testament is rife with myth until 600BCE and there’s no historic or archeological proof for any of the mythical figures or real historic figures and their mythos. Most of these religions got established through warfare and the subjugation of peoples and cultures – yes even Buddhism.
This getting stated, can we afford sacred cows in our societies and cultures? Should we allow ancient, outdated, repressive codes to determine our destiny? Oddly enough, the erroneous beliefs and thinking have shaped the destiny of our world through a dark and distorted lens which does not practice what it preaches about the sanctity of life and the exaltation of the worth of life on Earth. I have little wonder at the presence of the apocalyptic beliefs rife in most of the Abrahamic religions and their predecessors. It looks a like a neurotic, human lemming delusion. Our species – seeking unconsciously – to extinct itself as another failed species “experiment”. The natural phenomena of industrialization puking poison into the environment posits this distinct possibility all around us. If capitalism seems like an outgrowth of industrialized civilization, so far, the system has shown us a clear path to extinction. These economies rule the world and destroy it as we live and still breathe.
The fact we have thought of numerous solutions to our manifested destiny can give glimmers of a way out toward survival. Capitalism has it’s uses however, we don’t think runaway consumerism can do anything except destroy us as it seems to already have proved. Should our estimates turn out wrong, it won’t harm us and life on the planet to go to nonpolluting, renewable energies and the production of ecologically sound products and lifestyles. Maybe we can do as Buckminster Fuller postulated. Maybe Malthus had a point? Nonetheless, overpopulation and our current consumptive human world seem the likely root cause of it all. We really have not shown the significant improvements which will result in our survival and evolution to more adapted levels. Maybe our collective genomes have reached their endpoint?
On the doomsday timeclock, it we accept the model, we are beyond the 11th hour and must motivate ourselves to act NOW. We must clean up in many ways. We must base our economic systems so that small groups of people and families do not control the well-being of our species as they do not have this in mind for the most part and this system stays in epic fail mode. Greed and selfishness will spell our demise unless opportunity gets created for making the greatest profits ever without prophets.
We all know money must get out of politics. We know countries don’t run well like businesses and the goals of most corporations and large private businesses do not coincide with the needs of the people who largely support them. Religion needs to get placed in a recreational category and ought not get taken seriously except to provide a vehicle of transcendence. We must get united behind our survival and enhancement of life on this planet as we won’t find ourselves able to leave it in time to avoid our extinction. So, casting aside the divisiveness in “scripture” for the unifying principles which also seem inherent in our species might wind up the best solution. We can spend our time caring for our planet and hence one another. We can forge a new destiny other than our imminent demise. Those who prove the thinking and beliefs causing greed and its irresponsibility will have to get pushed out of the way so we can live on.
It will only work if we can change our pursuit of pleasure into the pleasurable pursuit of our deepest caring for each other.
In my most existentialist beliefs, I learned to view my “self” (egoistic construct as coping mechanism?) in three relationships.
my relationship to myself
my relationship to others
my relationship to God or divine source
All of this I had pondered as a teenager, who, having massive insecurities, questioned my consciousness and the illusion of existence. Mahayana Buddhist philosophy seemed a way toward the inner peace of knowing I didn’t exist and nothing was real. My job seemed about learning and practicing the eight-fold path, in the NOW. Much of this awareness seemed to come from psychedelic experiences. In short, the best trips involved the knowing and feeling of connectedness to the fundamental forces which unify the seeming ALL. Later, in discovering the Eight circuits of consciousness in Leary’s model, it seemed I had bounced between the seventh and eighth circuits in the perceptions of in and out of body experiences, missing a much of the sixth circuit (metaprogramming).
The main divine connection felt like the motherlode of all, the feeling of complete connectedness which started physically and eventually got perceived as “pure” consciousness. This perception and how it feels remains tangible and at once unfathomable and infinite beyond physical perception. To label it otherwise seems like a blasphemy except for purposes of illumination. It can take many forms which can work to model traits, actions and characteristics of various entities in the accomplishment of my purpose. Finding purpose seemed the fundament, even though the “I” had little idea as such.
I acted in vain to define myself through others and my relations to them. This reality tunnel mostly failed because I had little purpose and no realization of its presence or formation. In this my ego gravitated to self-annihilation in a limited set. This wound up in self-deprecation and self-loathing to the point of the desire to painlessly dissolve and disappear from this world. This state proved painfully unrewarding. It seemed like a denial of hedonism giving only frustration, shame, and depressions which seemed unending. Still trapped in the belief telling me intellectual understanding provided a solution and solace little progress occurred.
It must have happened via too much drug use in various combinations this thinking eventually said as the beliefs of parents, professionals and preachers worked as the predominant patterns. Charismatic Christianity and the attendant nonsense served like a way out of the mess of all of it in my early twenties leaving only too much angst about life. Finally, it gave way to some lesser materialist viewpoints of those around me and I once again took on the phony embrace of my perception of the American Dream. My earlier pre-Christian views got submerged beneath the religiosity and my hypocritical practice of it. Once again, more angst about life.
In my early and mid-thirties, it seemed apparent this way of living did not work well and my obligation to personal responsibilities slipped out the window. Finally, at thirty-four years old a basic plan emerged. Get away from the drugs and people who use drugs. I did it and exchanged that addiction to the cult obeisance of the cult of Narcotics Anonymous. This I embraced along with intellectual and contrived meditations of the Tao, seen and unseen. The eight-fold path also got corresponded with the 12 Steps of NA, at first seemingly very open and accepting of other correspondences to the cult. Fortunately, the most powerful tool in overcoming addiction – peer support worked to knock the malady down and got me to realize the self I had formed previously and presently. I saw the folly of attempting to discover my “true self” and who I am or had been and the overblown significance in my belief system in those times. After years of practice in those steps and living the lies of an apologist via tolerating believers, I knew I didn’t have a disease and the “program” as very toxic unless adapted to a more humane, less self-deprecating model. I sought less and less peer approval in developing self-esteem and began to live my life as I saw fit with confidence. It took about fifteen to twenty years to realize the program didn’t serve me and I didn’t need to count votes pro or con amongst peers who remained or left the “Program”. In this a self-got realized and actualized. I had an identity with less contrivance out of social, professional, and familial acceptability. I had embarked on a more genuine relationship with myself with less ego traps.
Still, there seemed a great deal of selfishness so I consistently performed unselfish acts. Some had ulterior motive in a caretaking sense, others out of duty to others, and others still for the joy of doing something unselfishly.
In the mid to late teens, I wanted to depend on others for my view of myself instead of using them as a reflection of my actions and attitude which I grew into later. It seemed to get out of control in my mid-twenties to early thirties due to self-delusions resulting in erroneous perception filters and erratic actions. I took everything too personally, felt threatened constantly and used my words as poisoned munitions against myself and others – beliefs and behaviors which have taken many years to replace. Today, still a work in progress.
I have much affection for many friends, family, and lovers. I attempt to find out what makes them feel loved and if it doesn’t compromise my self-care, I give to them. It gets a little tough when I engage with people who have behaviors which I tend to take personally so I strive to stay away from those situations and appreciate them at a safe distance. In my drive to be loved by others, I must pay attention and determine if I am seeking reciprocation from the unwilling and willing yet incapable of it. Most of my disappointments with others have origins in the latterly so constant vigilance with a minimum, if not devoid of self-judgement seem necessary.
From this value comes in taking care of me so I can serve others and myself in a realization of the all connectedness I feel when out of the self-created anxieties of daily life.
ADDICTION IS NOT A PROGRESSIVE, INCURABLE, FATAL DISEASE…MOST PEOPLE OVERCOME IT BY DECIDING TO DO SO…
Rather than therapy(which can help if result oriented, as process oriented is not so effective, is too costly, and takes too long), 12 Step Programs, and of course religion and spirituality. Here comes a new strategy based on my own habit breaking techniques and those gleaned from others…
This is a basic treatise on this…I may cover each in depth in further blogs…
1. Garner complete self acceptance without judgment.
this may seem overwhelming for those believing they have little self worth, accepting shaming and guilting from others, and doing lots of self deprecation. A good technique can have great effect by writing down this problem and how you would advise yourself to get out of it. Myriad ways that work are easily accessible in free books and on the internet. Another useful technique is to find friends, associates, and family who care for you and have them tell you your positive character traits while you write them down…you can now make a list of these, stare into the mirror before bed and prefix each with the short phrase-I am-saying them out loud while staring deeply into your eyes…prefix these with the vocalized affirmation…I now completely accept myself without judgment…after this write down how this will cause you to change into a person loving oneself unconditionally…
2. Admit you have a harmful habit-look into it, explore it, write about how this has affected you and what your life will be like without it.
Very important: write out how you will break the habit love yourself and manage your affairs…
3. Find people who will support you without judgment who will listen to you and only give you feedback when you ask for it.
REMEMBER AVOIDING TAKING ANYTHING PERSONALLY FROM ANYONE AND REALIZE THIS IS ABOUT THEM AND NOT YOU
4. Learn a form of mindfulness meditation, exercise moderately, adjust to a healthy, toxic free diet—do this in ways that fit and produce beneficial results.
5. Develop a completely new lifestyle away from the addiction supporting lifestyle.
Write down what the old life was like and how your new life will reflect new beliefs, behaviors, thinking patterns, and a supportive environment. Walk through this in the future from successful behaviors yourself or even others you identify with have used to make great success in this, even when you practiced the old addiction habit. In practice of the new beliefs and behaviors give ourselves kudos and accolades whenever we have made progress…take stock of the progress and add to it in developing more productive future outcomes.
6. Take complete responsibility for all actions, feelings, thoughts, beliefs at all times.
Remember, you probably chose addiction, now you choose to overcome it and create new beneficial patterns away from it.. You don’t need the drugs and self destructive behaviors even though they may seem useful survival patterns. In doing this there comes FREEDOM from self destructive concepts. Addiction, while it may cause pathology is in itself, haa never been proven beyond a shadow of a doubt a bonafide disease in and of itself and steer clear of the erroneous, destructive concepts claiming it as such. They’re not good metaphors either. Self affirm in the mirror everyday.
Create emotional and physical boundaries which you do not allow encroachment upon and reinforce, especially with family…you can love them from afar.
Also: REMEMBER THIS WHEN DEALING WITH NOT TAKING THINGS PERSONALLY...
WHAT I THINK, WHAT I FEEL, WHAT I DO OR DON’T DO IS ABOUT ME NOT YOU.
WHAT YOU THINK, WHAT YOU FEEL, WHAT YOU DO OR DON’T DO IS ABOUT YOU, NOT ME…
REMEMBER YOUR HAPPINESS AS A STATE…CALL UP THAT STATE NOW…INCREASE IT…STEP BACK OUT OF IT…STEP BACK IN INCREASE THE STATE AND ANCHOR IT WITH A GESTURE OR A VISUALIZATION ON THE WAY TO ITS ZENITH…REPEAT SEVERAL TIMES. STEP OUT DO SOMETHING UNRELATED AND MAKE THE GESTURE…TEST AGAIN AND AGAIN REPEAT THE ABOVE STEP UNTIL YOU CAN BE HAPPY ANYTIME YOU DESIRE…
In my college years I aimed my curriculum at Veterinary Medicine. I pursued what my parents wanted for me. I didn’t chase my dreams – writing, art and photography. I had an education trust. School (ASU) was cheap like $160.00 /semester and books. However, I had to live so the trust gave me a nice little stipend and I went to school for six and a half years including graduate school. It was a complete paradigm flip from art to science and I did it and loved a lot of the knowledge and direct laboratory experience. My inheritance bought me a new, in 1972, Datsun 240Z for transport and I drove the piss out of it for eleven years. I drove ninety on the freeway everywhere. We had KDKB, the cutting edge underground station and KJZZ and I had a cassette player in there so I was tuned. I still aspired to be the best front man Phoenix turned out ever and didn’t even own a microphone. Deep inside me I had what I believed was unresolvable emotional pain so relationships with friends and women were tough.
I craved the deepest connection with a woman and yet when awesome women presented themselves I would have great sex with them and distance the next day. During a two year period, four women proposed to me. They were all highly valuable people with excellent integrity and made something of their lives inside and out. I kept myself from getting what I dreamed of having because of a weird, depressive self-hate. I used inordinate amounts of chemicals, hoping they’d make me feel better and my whole emotionality seemed like a gloomy toilet full of misgivings which didn’t flush. Every so often I would meet some woman who totally cleaned my clock and I somehow doomed myself out of her. Some of these women I am still friends with today. I love them with the intensity of any partner and have no desire to fetter them to me. It’s very fulfilling to have love with no possessiveness and unconditional friendship which could easily be sexual again and has been upon occasion. I have fully realized long ago how we live and die alone and it’s natural even though there is this connectedness we all feel. No persons, regardless of their physical connections will stay joined. It’s all ephemeral gone like life goes – a moment at a time.
It has taken years of work on myself, experiential, writing and answering self help, self esteem questions. Also, a great deal of interactive work with others in self development trainings and best of all NLP training, workshops, and clinical. Today, I am opened fully, sometimes it seems too fully, expecting better out of those who do worse. In retrospect, it’s all paid off, one way or another.
Many times when I am having very connected sex with a woman I have a profound sense of joy similar to our emotional and intellectual connections we experience privately and socially. These, to me, posit as my most favorite experiences. They are unparalleled journeys into sustained bliss. I feel her giving to me with her affections and I surrender fully to them in very receptive ways, allowing myself to fully appreciate the giving and the pleasures I experience. I give to her in such a way and she responds deeply, passionately and in her sustained orgasming. The appreciation I have for her in these ways gives me great fulfillment in the creating of pleasure – part of my life’s purpose.
To you whom we have the pleasures of enjoyment now, before and sooner rather than later, I salute you and what you do and what we will give to each other sustained in the eternity of the moments making this life.
Each of us has all or most of the tools we need to make ourselves happy in almost any moment.
Even in the face of death some have faced it happily with a smile.
We may have opportunities to cultivate happiness from tools gathered in life experiences and trainings.
The ruse comes in believing we actually exist and have a posited being. We take action. Our bodies and the chemistry which makes our cells, organs, tissues and bodily systems act and have a constant motion. We move on a moving object in a moving system which has a connected part to all other moving systems we perceive. In some great senses of all of this we realize our significance and insignificance. We sometimes get glimpses of newly – in our perception as individuals – synthesized reality tunnels and this spurs something commonly called imagination, which consequently seems to make new reality tunnels or fantasies of possible realities we might experience.
The delusion comes in the self-deprecation coming from confusing identity with its progenitor – PURPOSE.
We’ve had enough of getting told our existence has some ulterior meaning other than living life to its fullest in the moment. Some seem to have so much concern in a never proven afterlife they miss out on many of life’s pleasurable and rewarding experiences. Their prayers to a mythical deity or deities only find an answer in cause and effect and random occurrences, yet the satisfaction it brings those praying and sometimes those who know they have gotten prayed for seems to fuel their erroneous beliefs as such.
By the time most individuals reach the age of 35 their actions and responses are 95% determined in the subconscious. Thus we act out of ingrained sets of beliefs, thinking, feelings, and experiences from our past. To adapt and change and find greater strategies we may have to break out of these programmed actions. First we will have to sensually experience occurrences. Since most of our memories are changed everytime we remember them, purposely living in the moment and having great awareness of the stimuli coming into us with a more objective perception trained to immediately filter out the canned responses of the nostalgic identity many of us believe actually exists as a solid form intransigent, despite widespread information to the contrary.
As we train ourselves to recognize our programmed responses we can gain a healthy skepticism about the world we live in and the judgements our minds give us whilst actually perceiving an event.
As we have done this, we’ve noticed less repetitive behaviors. We actually got overly familiar with eras and their genre. Defining and living in Purpose gives a clearly shaped identity with beliefs and values generating behaviors and creating a beneficial environment. My purpose got elucidated and I create power and pleasure, very simply so living my live in the chunked up versions of those terms…Power does not mean over others. It encompasses wealth and health and emotional intelligence and connecting meaningfully with others.
We remind ourselves to aspire to and achieve excellence while discarding perfectionism and perfectionists.
We will not take judgements and criticisms personally as they come from others and not ourselves. We will not assume anyone to have our same set of beliefs and values. We will focus and do our best in as many areas as possible, keeping track of efforts and results.
b (1):fidelity to one’s promises (2): sincerity of intentions
a (1): belief and trust in and loyalty to God (2): belief in the traditional doctrines of a religion
b (1): firm belief in something for which there is no proof (2): complete trust
: something that is believed especially with strong conviction; especially: a system of religious beliefs <the Protestant faith>
— on faith
: without question <took everything he said on faith>
Oh we must protest here!
Firstly, we have thrown out trust; baby, bathwater and all!
We can only go on a person’s reliability. When they give their word to do something, do they keep it and how consistently it happens.
Most atheists I have encountered-there have been hundreds-attempted God and religion to no avail. No amount of praying and openmindedness reveal a God who had their back. On a good day, some folks showed up to help and usually the person got their strategy together and succeeded. Other times no amount of faithful practice and belief resulted in a desired outcome…why? There IS NO GOD except the bullshit in your head.
Certainly there is no Judeo-Christian(lol, previously demonstrated as an erroneous term), Abrahamic God. No Jesus ever existed
Have no faith in the Lord, except below my belt line when I love you my dear. For he is the Lord of the night and pleasure and the true strength of the flesh!!!
The Lord of the Old and New Testaments is a mixed bag, really a mish mosh of Old Mesopotamian deities and Hellenistic and Egyptian dying gods. All a contrivance. Maybe good for some old fashioned hijacking of entity workings…most of which will not find its way into the minds of the muggles. All bullshit contrived for your paternal yearnings.
So much of this garbage is extolled by women, sometimes I think it’s their daddy complex and their wanting to be saved by someone. Oh my princess, await my coming to your rescue.
So let’s dispense with faith maybe except- b (1): fidelity to one’s promises (2) : sincerity of intentions.
Enough written about this shit. And I mean no insult to shit, which does have good use sometimes.
: a power that is believed to control what happens in the future
: the things that will happen to a person or thing : the future that someone or something will have
This one gets me wondering…
The first one is kinda scary and may have some roots in faith, especially in a negative intent.
Maybe the second one has more plausibility?
Maybe it’s something to get experienced after the acceptance of faith and a God toilet of predestination?
Maybe it’s just another bullshit term best rooted in dismissal?
Certainly if we dismiss faith we may not consider our fates after the fact????
The most favored context has to do with help and approval from God…once again, what God? What’s the mythology here? Usually it is the bastardized form of the YahWeh-Jesus myth mess. People seem to love to give credit for subjectively favorable events which happen to their version of the imaginary friend…Fuck. How much could you be out of touch with the fruits of your own efforts? Does it come down to the prevailing thought that you do “the footwork” and “God” is in charge of the results? So carrying this a step further, have you set an intention and pushed an enchantment with a definite set of results desired? So how does this mechanism work? Enchantment and/or Invocation/Prayer?
The “magical” apologists among the “live and let live” throng would like to include everyone in the general context it seems…Well, OK. It causes the wondering at effectiveness of results…do you suppose?
At one point, I began blessing myself in several ways by writing down things I had gratitude from. Then I began to count my “blessings”, devoid of a God form or Supreme Identity. This went further in me extending my best wishes…er, intentions toward others, regardless of their approval or opinion (Uh oh, was I going against their will for themselves?)
In the end, for the sake of clarity, I dropped my usage of the word for personal communication, using instead, words less abstracted and more to the point of actual intentions and event occurrences. When used the word usually evokes the Abrahamic God nonsense out of folks and I really like staying away from it and it’s semantic cesspool.
noun mir·a·cle \ˈmir-i-kəl\
: an unusual or wonderful event that is believed to be caused by the power of God
: a very amazing or unusual event, thing, or achievement
: an extraordinary event manifesting divine intervention in human affairs
: an extremely outstanding or unusual event, thing, or accomplishment
Christian Science: a divinely natural phenomenon experienced humanly as the fulfillment of spiritual law
This word is another unnecessary embellishment adjective. Really there are no miracles. Perhaps there is an art to working wonders and that might get called thaumaturgy. The word is used primarily to give credit to the non-existent Christian “god” for anonymous or prayed for wonders. Occurrences which seemingly have a low probability. These things happen naturally and are usually explainable rationally or scientifically and when not, it’s just a matter of the lack of technology or science to explain them. All else is bullshit.
the principle of life, feeling, thought, and action in humans, regarded as a distinct entity separate from the body, and commonly held to be separable in existence from the body; the spiritual part of humans as distinct from the physical part.
the spiritual part of humans regarded in its moral aspect, or as believed to survive death and be subject to happiness or misery in a life to come:
arguing the immortality of the soul.
the disembodied spirit of a deceased person:
He feared the soul of the deceased would haunt him.
the emotional part of human nature; the seat of the feelings or sentiments.
a human being; person.
high-mindedness; noble warmth of feeling, spirit or courage, etc.
the animating principle; the essential element or part of something.
This term is a tragic irrational. We have no soul as defined here. This doesn’t negate the occurrence of an information stream or consciousness artifact which has a remnant after our deaths. A stream or events which represented our footprint in these. However, we don’t scientifically have the technology as yet to identify and verify this. Thus, at this point all this is erroneous and a waste of time as a noun in language.
All the effort devoted to the nonsense of these three words gets wasted. It seems we’ll stay better off not using them and defining and identifying our happiness and live our lives and posit our attitudes with gratitude and love rather than attempting to get esoteric unnecessarily, especially when the words primarily espouse one of the most deadly and destructive belief system viruses known to mankind.