David Marinelli

Peace and the Dawn of a New Beginning

The ancient Chinese Taoist philosopher Lao Tzu is credited with saying “New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings”. Although we do not consciously seek pain, it nonetheless finds its way to us. As bad as it may seem, it is useful to acknowledge that we have created it and it is more than likely […]

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Meaning and Purpose will Shape our Future

Meaning and Purpose will shape our Future. There is so much wrong with the way that people behave on earth that it is easy to consider us a misfit species or children of an ill-intentioned god. Some say that we are probably not of this earth, alien, and that we do not belong here, that […]

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Wisdom of the elders, young people and chaos

If by some miracle I could choose to be young again, I would say ok, maybe, but I would first ask whether I could take my mind back in time with me. Herein lies the conundrum. I really would not have the appetite to repeat all those blunders and having to relearn my accumulated wisdom […]

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Humanity, Survival and the Way of Truth

Humanity emerged into an earth with the highest biodiversity ever, sustained within largely cooperative ecosystems. These ecosystems had evolved over hundreds of millions of years to exist in homeostasis that is a dynamic balance of collaborative harmony with a minimum of controlled conflict. Within such a milieu both the individual and the community found meaningful […]

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Is Being Happy the Goal of Life?

My 1985 edition of the Pocket Oxford Dictionary defines ‘Happy’ as “feeling or showing pleasure or contentment; fortunate of words or behaviour, apt, pleasing, satisfactory, avoidance of extremes.” The term a ‘happy medium’ points towards a balanced view or outcome. Although the actual meaning of the word happy is more nuanced than the more superficial […]

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Heaven and Hell, Angels and Demons

Heaven and Hell, Angels and Demons – The heavenly realms, are necessarily intimately intertwined with life on Earth. This must be so by the very logic that underlies the belief in creation. What we believe, the narratives we tell ourselves and the tales we tell others are fundamental pillars upon which the edifice of our […]

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Nature’s Cathedral is Where I Worship God

Worshipping in Nature’s Cathedral: Before the beginning all was void. The creative force that formed nature over billions of years of evolutionary time is the God we worship. According to our understanding, the laws of physics started to operate following the big bang, expanding the universe through space and over time to become the galactic […]

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The Christmas parable – a gift of empathy

The Christmas parable: Stories are a greater part of our lives than we imagine. Author Patrick Rothfuss wrote “Everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that story.” We all love stories. They are the moments we […]

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Brotherhood of Earth Beings – We Are All Connected

Brotherhood of Earth Beings – We Are All Connected: In the beginning the biblical God created the heaven and the earth (Genesis 1.1). He then spent the next four days creating the firmament, day and night, the seasons, the sun and moon, the land and seas, the grasses, herbs and trees and the fowl, fish […]

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Radiation Health Effects from WiFi & Smartphones

Since the mobile phone boom in the 1990s the exposure of entire populations to Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs) continues to increase exponentially. EMFs, also called Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR), are electrically charged space in and around you. People cannot see or hear EMR. It is hypothesised to travel in waves with peaks and troughs. The distance between […]

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