Monthly Archives: April 2015

Is there life out there?

This is a question that all of us must have thought of at some point in time. Is there life outside of this planet? There must be, right!? And the more our technology teaches us about life here on our own earth. In the sea, land and sky, the largest to the smallest, the more resonable it sounds. 

I will be writing this blog from the opinion that there is and must be life outside of this planet. Now you will either agree with me, or you will disagree with me. Those who agree this will strengthen your resolve. Those who disagree will have some more information to base your belief. 

Scientists, physicist, astronomers can all give us a very good idea and picture of the observable universe (not to mention the unobservable!). The individuals in these feilds estimate that there are some 100 billion galaxies in the observable universe. The Earth belongs to the Milky Way galaxy, which comprises approximately 300 billion stars, one of which is our own sun. In the entire observable universe there are thought to be a staggering billion trillion stars. 

This mental picture of the universe will give us some idea of its size and wonder, and that our solar-system is a very small part of it. 

We can speculate between ourselves how many of these stars may have planets capable of sustaining life. Or if life could ever be sustained, if that’s your standpoint. There is an interesting opinion based on logical deductive reasoning, put forth by noted science author Dr. Issac Asimov in his book ‘Extraterrestrial Civilizations’. He states:- 

“After all, the existence of intelligence is not a near-zero probability matter since we exist. And if it is nearly a near-zero probability, considering that near-zero probability for each of a billion trillion stars makes it almost certain that somewhere among them intelligent and even technological civilizations exist. If, for instance, the probability were only one in a billion that near a given star there existed a technological civilization, that would mean that in the universe as awhole, a trillion different such civilizations would exist.” 

It’s difficult to argue with logical deductive reasoning. But I’m certain that some will. Ask yourself, if you haven’t already, if the above quote is not logical and reasonable. 


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Fragments of Fragments

Have been trying to blog a little more regularly recently, try being the operative word. Looking over the categories of previous post’s it has been possible to re-evaluate and re-dedicate myself to a plan of action in regards moving forward. 

I will add here that these blogs are only fragments of fragments of knowledge, information, ideas and subjects. My reason for this is in the hope that someone finds something of interest to them and pursues it further. 

In the past I have blogged about Astrology, which since these blogs I have done an two level course which has broadened my understanding of the subject. I have blogged about Gurdjieff and Ouspensky, two men who have had a miraculous effect on my life and their ideas and examples have really inspired me. Harmonious Development is my Hypnotherapy business which is currently moving very slowly thanks to my two young children (Noah 2 1/2 & Hannah 9 months) which require much of my time and attention. 

Overlapping all of the above subjects is the inherent and unlimited power of the mind and a positive attitude! This is where I began my search and is where I continue to spend much of my time in study, but more importantly experience. Experience is essential in that it can’t be taken from you. Once you have experienced a thing it is yours and no-one or no-thing can take it from you. I can say that sugar is sweet. You can believe or disbelieve me. But once you taste a spoonful of sugar, your experience of sweetness will be far greater than anything I could tell you! 

To conclude. I will be composing more fragments to share with you in the coming days, weeks and months. In the hope of inspiring you to do something you want to do but are yet to initiate, so that you may find a subject of interest to read further into, so that you can experience for yourself the power a positive attitude can have on your life and your days. 

Happy a happy Easter!


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Daily Life

Came across a very interesting interpretation of mans daily life told by Yogananda this morning, and must share it with you all;

“The world is full of excitable people who run the gamut of the emotions while participating in the unpredictabilities of daily life. In a life span of sixty years, man beholds 21,900 transitions from day to night, and is tossed on ceaseless waves of emotion. Buffeted and bewildered, he learns very little from the instructive panorama of life. Such men have to reincarnate until they are able to watch the worldly spectacle like calm, blissful gods.

The yogi views this world as entertainment. If he experiences in his own life a ‘tragedy’ such as illness, poverty, persecution, or bereavement, he is able to say sincerely: ‘Ah, this dramatic spectacle is only a passing scene; it is not the ultimate reality!’ – even as an ordinary man, viewing a motion picture of horror or tragedy, may say; ‘what an interesting drama!’ If this cosmic show, morning, noon, and night, had only angels and smiles and no pain or tears, it would get boring and monotonous.” 

Speaking from experience, what appears to be a traumatic period in life, be it bereavement, poverty or ill-health, when viewed years later in hindsight can bring with it great lessons. 

What Yogananda is asking us to do is to experience these tough times with a similar outlook while we are in the midst of the storm! If we fail in an endeavor, there is a great opportunity to learn from it and press on to bigger and better things. If oneself or a loved one is ill, view it as a fleeting experience lacking in vitality and don’t lose heart or allow your spirit to be weakened. 

It may seem like this is an impossible feat, and that when times are hard it is acceptable to be down and depressed. But if we continue to do what we have always done, we will continue to experience life the way we have always experienced it. 

Don’t become excited by the arrival of good fortune, neither become depressed by a calamity. Try and watch with a calm, indifferent attitude the joyous and sorrowful scenes of life.

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