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Physical Exercise and Modern Life

Around a hundred years ago, normal living involved far more physical exercise than modern living does. Walking was a normal part of the day and many of tasks one has to do to live such as washing clothes required far more labor. With the advent of technology and modern transportation, all this is no longer a part of lives of many humans. The result is obesity and an increase of diseases that were uncommon in an earlier era. Yesterday, I read a report in the daily newspaper that mentioned a large proportion of humanity is severely lacking physical exercise. It recommended 150 minutes of moderate exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise spread over a week. From this I have derived my own personal recommendation of 15 minutes of moderate exercise followed by five minutes of vigorous exercise six days week. The moderate exercise would warm up the body for the vigorous exercise.
There are other things modern humans are missing as well, that are time spent in green surroundings and suns…

The Little Yellow Butterfly – A Sign

By the side of my garden is a gravel patch that runs through the middle of the driveway. Of and on weed comes up through the gravel and needs weeding. The full driveway is shown in the picture at the bottom of this post. Today as I sat weeding a portion of it, a little yellow butterfly kept coming near me, hopping around and sitting near me. I felt it was most unusual. When I put out my hand near it even hopped on. I felt it was most unusual and when one is involved with mysticism as I have been, one interprets such things as a sign from the Lord, a direct message.
On reflection I think it was a sign to complete a small work of mystic fiction that has been languishing in my basement for more than a quarter century. I have been a scientist and Professor of engineering with interests in mysticism. Some quarter century ago, I had written the first draft of this small novel. The preliminary name of the book was ‘Butterfly Boy’ and butterflies feature in it. Perhaps the name shall be cha…