02 January 2013

The most inspiring stories of 2012

Who knows what really happens after death? All we have to go on is faith, and science and its skeptics aren't enough to disprove an afterlife. Excerpt:

Article: "Heaven is real, says neurosurgeon who claims to have visited the afterlife" (LINK)
Dr. Eben Alexander claims to have visited the afterlife (Twitter)Dr. Eben Alexander has taught at Harvard Medical School and has earned a strong reputation as a neurosurgeon. And while Alexander says he's long called himself a Christian, he never held deeply religious beliefs or a pronounced faith in the afterlife.
But after a week in a coma during the fall of 2008, during which his neocortex ceased to function, Alexander claims he experienced a life-changing visit to the afterlife, specifically heaven.

I am reading The Way of the Bow by Bigman and Sosnowski.  I will next read the Paulo Cohelo book by the same name.  There is something to the precision and grace of archery, maybe with similar sports, that speaks to a disciplined mind.  I realize there are "zen" and "non-zen" schools of thought with regard to Kyudo, I am predisposed to view it as a construct within which to lend some tangibility/understanding.  There is beauty of precision in archery that appeals to my desire for focus and balance, and it is gaining resurgence through popular culture.  Article: "Cool! Legally Blind South Korean Archer Wins First World Records At London Olympics"  (LINK)

According to NDTV Sports in India, “Im, 26, won gold medals in the team event in both the Beijing and Athens Olympics. He has only 10 percent vision in his left eye, and 20 percent in his right, meaning he is considered legally blind.

A scene depicting Archery in Kung-Fu, the television series

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