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At 9:47am on February 3, 2012, Brian McLinden said…

What would  your "MOM" say about that?  :-D

At 8:50am on February 3, 2012, Brian McLinden said…


Modifying your poetry a bit, it was the beginning and the end!


Meaning in life is derived from our perceived connections to two especially good people.


At 8:43am on February 3, 2012, Brian McLinden said…


The Atheists Worst Nightmare was a riot !!


At 8:24am on February 3, 2012, Brian McLinden said…


Hi Will,

Maybe I'll see you there--February 14th is the next meeting for these people,

I don't get near Facebook because I hear it's been hell to control and besides they're constantly playing games with it. I love email, it's more thoughtful, and so I don't go much for social media. I'm 70, single, a retired dad, one son.

Write anytime? Maybe we can meet for coffee--BurgerKing or anywhere's fine with me!

Turning now to your interest in the psychology of enlightenment, let me say I once had a peak experience during my first meditation session with TM years ago.

I was doing what they had told me to do, just tending to business, when all of a sudden it was as if I were catapulted into an Expanse, like an infinite hall but with no walls and with no sense of time passing, a Place with tremendous energy or enlivement, yet a sense of stillness, order, and peace.

I felt wonderment, amazement, okayness. The experience, certainly in those years I thought had to be one of Eternity, couldn't have lasted for more than one microsecond! This was MY "natural wonder" of my lifetime. It was rare, and no one I know has ever experienced anything like it.

That's why for years I said it was an occurrence of God, not knowing what else to say about it or what to ascribe it to. So I guess the God word has been used by the ignorant to name any remaining things that appear to defy ready explanation using terms we already know.



At 5:44pm on February 2, 2012, Brian McLinden said…


Hi Will,

Your interest in counseling and history as a single father interested me. If you're still saying Hello to people, I'd love to hear back from you!



At 6:58pm on January 23, 2012, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Please consider joining Hang With Friends.

At 9:26pm on September 18, 2008, Hellriser said…
Thank you, Will. Nice to meet a fellow Buddhist.

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