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handwriter

handwriter

Norway

March 28, 2014

What we are inside—our true self—never evolves or changes. What evolves is how we express or reveal to others who or what we are.

More entries: Half-Wit (3), Come Home Son, Life Is A Risk, Words Are Not Action, JOY, Here's a shot of me doing my one--and only one--yearly exercise (1), Indeed A Higher Law of Justice, Gotcha! (1), A Belated "I'm Sorry", The Fruits of Our Labor?

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03:03 PM Mar 31 2014

handwriter

handwriter
Norway

I'm honored.  Thank you.  :)

02:22 PM Mar 31 2014

ola33

ola33
Japan

Thank you, handwriter. Your academic approach inspire me. I should follow your way and start looking up in dictionaries from time to time. Thank you and I mean it!

02:10 PM Mar 31 2014

handwriter

handwriter
Norway

Me too-- I am still a student of English.  I guess that I will always be--I hope so.

1 : perceiving, apprehending, or noticing with a degree of controlled thought or observation  *conscious of having succeeded*  *was conscious that someone was watching*
2 archaic   : sharing another's knowledge or awareness of an inward state or outward fact
3 : personally felt  *conscious guilt*
4 : capable of or marked by thought, will, design, or perception
5 : SELF-CONSCIOUS
6 : having mental faculties undulled by sleep, faintness, or stupor  : AWAKE  *became conscious after the anesthesia wore off*

7 : done or acting with critical awareness  *a conscious effort to do better*
8 a : likely to notice, consider, or appraise  *a bargain-conscious shopper*  b : being concerned or interested  *a budget-conscious businessman*  c : marked by strong feelings or notions  *a race-conscious society*
synonyms see AWARE
  –con£scious£ly adverb 

Taken from Merriam-Webster's 11th Collegiate Dictionary.

Yes, I always use a dictionary.

02:00 PM Mar 31 2014

ola33

ola33
Japan

No, I was just thinking about that word conscious in our the context. Maybe you're right. I don't know. I'm still learning English.

01:52 PM Mar 31 2014

handwriter

handwriter
Norway

Oh!  Maybe that had been a question for me:  "Was I aware of what I was talking about?"  To that, I assure that no one should take anything that I say as "gospel" of any kind.  :)

01:49 PM Mar 31 2014

handwriter

handwriter
Norway

or "sir, are you" conscious (having a controlled and/or perceiving thought) of what are you talking about? " :)" jeje

01:25 PM Mar 31 2014

ola33

ola33
Japan

Never heard conscience being used in that context. Usually, like this " sir, are you aware of what are you talking about? " :)

12:40 PM Mar 31 2014

handwriter

handwriter
Norway

When I used the term conscious, as I did here, I meant to say, “Being aware”.  In this sense, being unconscious would be a state of unawareness – shallow thinking.  A person could be very much alive, up  and walking about this life but be very “unconscious”—not perceiving or deliberate in action or purpose.

12:00 PM Mar 31 2014

ola33

ola33
Japan

Of course, conscience is important. Being unconscious, I don't know whether you'll be able to function at all, let alone in believing something. ;)

10:29 AM Mar 31 2014

handwriter

handwriter
Norway

I will not argue against one who believes by his or her own consciousness—there seems to be no clear reason to. I will, however, note that there are many beliefs out there—beliefs that are as old as recorded-history itself, and I am sure that what is believed today may very well be taken over by some other thought or belief in years to come.

10:01 AM Mar 31 2014

ola33

ola33
Japan

Ten commandments i think will help. It's Christianity laws of the good ways to live a proper life.

Yesterday I saw 47 Ronin. I like fantasy, mystic and I wish if they didn't incorporate the one cultural elements of Japan which is commiting seppuku it would have made a movie more watchable for me at least. And the beautiful words of the movie of the main hero Kie " will search for you through a thousand worlds and ten thousand lifetimes".

By Christian laws, it's impossible since suicide is the biggest sin ever. After that forget searhing anything! They think it's "honor" Honor before who and for who? It's denying God, disrespect His laws. God gave life, God will take it! Live until you live! The same is murder. No one has got a right to kill. A person didn't give life to that man, why he takes it, it's like stealing his life. It's a sin too. So, the respecting and following 10 commandments will define your life after death among Christians.

09:22 AM Mar 31 2014

handwriter

handwriter
Norway

No, I do not consider myself to be an atheist—I have never denied the existence of a God or gods.  I simply don’t know if there exists such divine beings—that isn’t a denial of such existence.

09:20 AM Mar 31 2014

handwriter

handwriter
Norway

As far as a life after this one has to do with accountability… you see, this is one thing that I have trouble following—or believing: as I understand it, not everyone here in this life has full capacity of mind.  My question is, how can these people be held accountable for any of their actions—how fair would any “reflection of life” be for these people in another life, and what would that reflection be? I often here of a person named “Jesus” being referred to.  Can this person be of other names; can “salvation” be found through but only one name?

09:03 AM Mar 31 2014

handwriter

handwriter
Norway

It was a question: you had mentioned that you believed in a life after death—that it was a reflection of one’s life on earth.  So I asked if your idea of a living a “reflection” was like a dream.  I understand that dreams are distorted thoughts of things that we have experienced.

02:08 PM Mar 29 2014

ola33

ola33
Japan

Why distorted? Nobody just know how it is there. But what I know, that what we do in life is all counted.

01:58 PM Mar 29 2014

handwriter

handwriter
Norway

So something like a dream--a distored visualization of what our lives had been here on earth?

12:26 PM Mar 29 2014

ola33

ola33
Japan

I believe in life after death but I also believe it will be a reflection of your life on Earth.

11:14 AM Mar 29 2014

handwriter

handwriter
Norway

Is there life after death?

05:55 AM Mar 29 2014

ola33

ola33
Japan

That was only with Jesus. About us, mortals, I don't know, we'll see!

06:46 PM Mar 28 2014

handwriter

handwriter
Norway

I would like to think of death and birth as being synonymous—new beginnings.  Birth is how we started this life—a mortal life—a new beginning from some unknown start—whereas, death (another word for birth) is another birth into a newer beginning that is a continuation of this “mortal” life.  “Death” is the birth into immortality, and “birth” is the birth into mortality.

06:23 PM Mar 28 2014

ola33

ola33
Japan

 I think, with the age, our memories won't let us feel numb, there're ll be more and more memories that will make our imagination reel and we'll have a big book to share of our experiences. Death is just a word and nothing more and it's better to stay away from it, while we're still alive. Life is long, but death is an instance happening and nothing is positive, inspiring there but just dull, sad and gruesome, so, let's stay alive as long as possible feeling or not feeling. Life is Life! 

04:48 PM Mar 28 2014

handwriter

handwriter
Norway

For me, the worse scenario about dying as a final end would be the inability to feel any more—even being able to feel pain after this life would be better than nothing—I think.  

04:44 PM Mar 28 2014

handwriter

handwriter
Norway

People ask me if I believe in God.  I respond as truthfully as I can, No, I do not believe that there is a God.  However, I do not doubt that there is a God.  What I do feel is that I hope that there is a “higher power” that will be able to one day answer all my questions.   Also, I hope that this life, once it has ran its course, I hope that it won’t be an end.  I hope that there will be more than just being born and then dying with nothing more to do or to experience or to learn.

04:21 PM Mar 28 2014

handwriter

handwriter
Norway

Beautiful.  Thank you.

04:10 PM Mar 28 2014

ola33

ola33
Japan

I think .. first stand up for what you're. Be true to yourself, don't back down to betray your principles. Because after that you'll feel very low when you lost yourself because of fear, money or something. Evolve spiritually, being a better person, respecting the others - evolution. If you see evil, just walk away, if to fight it is sensless and pointless, but make a point about it. If you see something good, be generous to notice it to the point of spreading it furthur. Promote good things. Judgemental, yes, but the whole life is a choice that is a refleciton of what you're.