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ILLUSIONS
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ILLUSIONS

This article will be about illusions and how we process them in our mind.  There are various types of illusions including optical or visual illusions, temporal illusions, tactile illusions and auditory illusions.  Unlike hallucinations which have no external stimuli feeding them, there is always external stimuli fooling the mind and senses.  An illusion is a…

SOULS
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SOULS

Souls are the essence of who we are. I believe souls originate from God, and return to him when our physical bodies die. Another way to put it is we never die. This is a wonderful way to look at souls because it offers hope to us and lessens the fear of death knowing we will still “be”.

VICISSITUDE
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VICISSITUDE

What does it mean to be in a mood affected by vicissitude?  We often feel vicissitude when something negative happens in our lives we were not predicting, especially when everything has been going well.  My mother has always said, “expect the worst but prepare for the best.”  She must have experienced this feeling many times…

GOODBYES
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GOODBYES

How do we say farewell or goodbye?  Now that I have lost someone so close to me, my sister, I am wondering if saying farewell to those I love could be the final farewell.  Life is short.  We never know what will happen today, much less in the future.  Sadly, life is full of loss…