The Tao is like a well:
used but never used up.
It is like the eternal void:
filled with infinite possibilities.
It is hidden but always present.
I don’t know who gave birth to it.
It is older than God.
Tao Te Ching v4
Heaven and Earth
Since the first breath of God at the beginning of all the worlds, it was pre-ordained that Creation would exist within a rhythm of expansion and contraction. Eventually there would come a time when the physical universe would stop expanding and begin to contract. The Hindus refer to this process as the in-breathing and out-breathing of Brahma, the process through which God breathes out all of Creation, and then breathes it all back in again. At this point in linear time, we are very close to the middle of the cycle, soon to reach the exact midpoint between the out-breath and the in-breath of God. The universe began to reach this mid-point as unicellular organisms were emerging on the Earth, but the exact mid-point is yet to be attained. It will coincide with what has come to be called the Second Coming of Christ. When any vibrational system reverses the momentum of its direction, as a pendulum does at the uppermost point of its swing, there is a moment of complete rest before it resumes its movement in the opposite direction. Since rest, or the total cessation of movement, constitutes the opposite of time, there is at the precise moment of its occurrence, a micro-interval of non-time, a moment of eternity.
From Chapter 3 Read more . . . The Starseed Transmissions, Ken Carey
Field of Play
Luck: The “Residue Of Design”
Luck is part of life, of course, yet leaders who create consistently strong teams seem to enjoy much more good luck than their less productive adversaries. Why is this? The late Branch Rickey, one of baseball’s fine executives, summed it up with great eloquence: “Luck is the residue of design.” Keep in mind, however, that “design”— careful planning and preparation— is not intended to improve luck but rather to remove it from your performance equation.
The Essential Wooden, John Wooden and Steve Jamison
The American Presidency
What Is The Electoral College?
The Electoral College is a process, not a place. The founding fathers established it in the Constitution as a compromise between election of the President by a vote in Congress and election of the President by a popular vote of qualified citizens.
The Electoral College process consists of the selection of the electors, the meeting of the electors where they vote for President and Vice President, and the counting of the electoral votes by Congress.
The Electoral College consists of 538 electors. A majority of 270 electoral votes is required to elect the President. Your state’s entitled allotment of electors equals the number of members in its Congressional delegation: one for each member in the House of Representatives plus two for your Senators.