Worth

Although society places a large premium on high tech gadgets over art, I firmly believe art remains the highest form of human expression.
 
Viewing one Van Gogh is all I need to remind myself of this.
 
Thus, it was refreshing to find this belief actually supported by hard economic facts!
 
You see, when we compare the ‘cost to weight’ ratio of art versus high-tech devices, art is the clear winner!
 
Consider the following comparative costs;
 
  • I Phone 7 = $1,000 / 0.188 KG = $ 5,319 / Kg
  • Fighter Jet (F35-B) = $150,000,000 / 27,000 KG = $ 5,555 / Kg
  • 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO = $38,115,000 / 950 KG = $ 40,121 / Kg
  • Gold (at its peak price in 2011) = $ 67,314 / kg
  • Painting (Van Gogh’s Vase with Fifteen Sunflowers) = $73,000,000 / 1 kg = 73,000,000 /kg
Thus I encourage you to begin considering art in its rightful place—as the greatest form of human expression.
 
You should get closer to it in its prime expressions as music, philosophy, and painting by making the time to do so.
 
You’ll be glad you did! Art is still the most valuable output of our species—not only in terms of value but in its crystallization the near infinite power of imagination!

Happy Female Principal Day

Happy Mothers Day to all moms—past, present, and future!

Thanks for everything you do!

Thanks for being patient, sharing, accepting, loving, and for being supportive.

Thanks for sharing all of life’s pleasures unselfishly and abundantly—food, children, home, beauty, fashion, and grace.

Thanks for being the center of society—for being the glue that holds families and society together.

Thanks for defining what’s important, real, and right.

Thanks for guiding my lost species (i.e. men) from cradle to grave. Without you to guide them, they would surely destroy one another and the planet.

Here’s to mom’s today and every day!

3rd Kid’s Book Complete!

I’m pleased to announce the completion of my 3rd children’s book entitled Behind the Door!

Behind the Door shows kid’s how to build courage when faced with new challenges.

Set to the backdrop of learning to ride a bicycle, Behind the Door shows how new experiences, while challenging always lead to something fun and lead to a great next opportunity.

The images in Behind the Door are truly phenomenal—my illustrator (Donut) is highly complimented for capturing the idea of the book and amplifying it with his rich imagination.

Enjoy a complimentary copy at this link.

It is a 43 MB file so expect some time to download it. You can view excerpts of my other kids books (Raindrops and A Walk on the Beach) at this link.

Enjoy!

 

The Heart of the Bible

THE HEART OF THE BIBLE
 
A key message of Centerpath is all things have a center—atoms, cells, solar systems, societies, and apparently the Bible.
 
Check out the following wonderful facts related to the structure of the bible and one of its central themes.
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The Center Psalm – Psalm 118
 
When measured by chapter count, the center of the Bible is Psalms 118. Here are some other fun facts surrounding Psalm 118:
 
• The longest chapter of the Bible falls just after this center chapter– Psalm 119.
• The shortest chapter of the Bible falls just after this center chapter– Psalm 117.
• There are exactly 594 chapters before Psalm 118, and exactly 594 chapters after it.  When you add the number of chapters before Psalms 118 and those after, the sum is 1,118. And the verse at the very center of the Bible is Psalms 118:8.
 
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The Center Verse
 
Psalm 118 – “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.”
Psalm 118:8 – “It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man.”
 
This central verse of the Bible reminds believers to ask the question, “Are you centered in your trust in God?” It is a particular verse that reminds Christians to trust in God over trusting in themselves or others.
 
As Christians understand, God consistently provides for us and His grace is given to us freely. Even in the most difficult times, we should center ourselves by trusting in God. He is there making us strong, giving us joy, and carrying us when life weighs heavily on us.
 
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Heart of the Universe
 
Jin’s book “Heart of the Universe”, finds a neat, similar conclusion—that the center of the universe includes a Great Creator. As Jin puts it;
 
“An all-perfect supra-being at the heart of the universe radiating love and purity throughout our wonderfully arranged, near-perfect cosmos? The heart and soul of the Great Creator radiating through the core of all beings creating a perfect kind of harmony between heaven and earth.”

Centerpath 101 – Centers Unite Larger Things

As Centerpath teaches, an essential function of centers is to unite hosts of ‘things’ into larger, cohesive organizations.

This phenomenon is especially evident in large-scale human groupings where a single, central symbol can serve to unite 100’s of millions of people.

Nowhere is this more apparent than at the entrance to the Forbidden City at the heart of Beijing where a huge portrait of Mao resides (see image below).

While standing there viewing the portrait, you can almost feel the hearts of 1.4 billion people come together as one—united in the shared image of their iconic leader at the core of their collective psyche.

A powerful experience made even more meaningful, through a basic knowledge of Centerpath!

If you want to learn more about how centers unite all sorts of things (including flocks, families, teams, corporations, armies, nations, and your life) you’ll need to spend some time with Centerpath.

Check out my blog to find how to get started at: http://jinnuablog.com/index.php/a-jin-welcome/the-essentials/.

Feeling Grateful to a Great Universe

We should feel grateful. Thankful for the order, harmony, and beauty streaming throughout the universe!
 
In the brilliant radiance of flowers, rainbows and sunsets, sparkling glaciers, temples, and infinite stars on a moonless night.
 
In all the billions of miracles occurring simultaneously in our bodies every moment.
 
In crystals, a mother’s patience, waterfalls, mountain vistas, Van Gogh’s skies, and the bliss in a child’s face.
 
God’s smile shining brightly through all her lovely creations!
 
Jin Nua