Posts made in September, 2016

Meditation is a Cleaning Service for the Mind

Posted by on Sep 30, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Meditation is a Cleaning Service for the Mind

Meditation is a Cleaning Service for the Mind

Meditation is a cleaning service Vancouver for the mind. Before I explain this enigmatic statement allow me to first explain what I mean by the word “meditation.” In its simplest sense meditation is merely the focusing of attention. In the mind’s normal state of affairs it wanders from mental image to mental image and from commentary to never ending commentary. By contrast, when a person enters a state of meditation, he or she actively makes the intention to focus attention on something. This something can be anything from the present moment itself, to the breath, to a mental image or repeated mantra. The essential task of meditation occurs when the practitioner realizes that his or her mind has wandered from its intended focus of attention. When this realization is made the practitioner simply, gently and non judgmentally brings his or her focus back where it belongs. This process should ideally continue for a period of time no less than twenty minutes. Some people find this to be a high bar to aim for at first and so the beginner can start with shorter periods and simply work his or her way up to twenty minutes.

This practice acts as a cleaning service Vancouver for the mind in many ways. First of all the more one meditates the less the mind jumps from idea to idea. For most practitioners of meditation this will never cease all together. But one of two things will happen. Either the mind will slow down in its jumping from idea to idea or the practitioner will be able to maintain an awareness of this process and sort of keep it in the background whilst continuing to maintain focus upon the intended focus of attention. Along with this strengthened ability to focus comes a sense of calm and an ability to think more clearly.

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Chemical Properties of Water

Posted by on Sep 13, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Chemical Properties of Water

Chemical Properties of Water

The water molecule is comprised of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom. This is what is meant by the chemical shorthand H2O. This unique chemical structure gives rise to the special properties specific to water. For example, the fact that the oxygen atom bonded to the two hydrogen atoms possesses valences or the ability to bond to other atoms or molecules gives rise to the destructive power of water. In other words, if water did not bond and react with other atoms it would not interact with them and something that cannot interact with other atoms there is no way that it can cause damage.

Rust and rot are two very obvious types of water damage Utah that the H2O molecule can cause. Rust happens because the oxygen molecule bonds with the atoms that make up the metal it comes into contact with. When this happens the chemical structure of the metal changes into rust. Similarly, the oxygen molecule will bond to the atoms and molecules making up the atomic structure of wood and cause it to rot by changing its chemical structure.

Those of us who are not chemists or other types of scientists tend not to think about water damage Utah in this manner. When we do think of water damage we tend to think of it in terms of the water seeping into the metal or wood and causing damage by soaking it and somehow undermining its integrity. This is in fact what is happening but it is happening because the way the atoms bond and interact with each other. In a sense water is transformative in that it changes the materials that interact with it from one substance to another. By contrast we tend to think that the substance that has rusted or rotted essentially stay the same but is weakened somehow.

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The Not So Simple Case of a Car and a Goose

Posted by on Sep 6, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Not So Simple Case of a Car and a Goose

The Not So Simple Case of a Car and a Goose

It may well be asked by many an observer whether Mr. Sackman did indeed hit the Canada goose on his way to the Toastmasters meeting that fateful Tuesday evening or whether the goose itself hit Mr. Sackman. This in no way is a mere question of semantics. Clearly Mr. Sackman’s car came into contact with the goose as the smear of feathers and bird tissue on his bumper indicates. Although the impact inflicted no significant damage that would require Mr. Sackman to take his car to a collision repair Salt Lake City the question still remains. Who exactly was a fault?

Perhaps it will never be known with any degree of┬ácertainty which individual (that is, Mr. Sackman or the Canada goose) is at fault. Be that as it may, one can draw certain conclusions based upon the facts in evidence. Exhibit A consists of the feathers and bird tissue upon Mr. Sackman’s bumper which was alluded to in the first paragraph of this blog post. Exhibit B consists of a statement overheard from the very lips of Mr. Sackman himself to wit his expression of remorse for having sped through the intersection where the geese were known to cross in order to arrive at the Toastmasters meeting promptly at 7:15 PM.

True, Mr. Sackman’s car was never taken to an auto body repair Salt Lake City to have the damage (or lack there of) inspected by a professional. As such, we shall never know if said damage would have indicated any amount of volition on behalf of the pedestrian foul who met his demise. It is difficult to imagine what sort of evidence would definitively indicated such volition but it is not out of the realm of possibility that such evidence might exist. Given that no definitive evidence has been brought to my attention it may very well be the case that I will drop this inquiry.

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