Lost Connectedness

What is the true meaning - the true purpose - of religion? To find God? To save yourself? To redeem yourself? To have a pathway to morality? No, I don't think any of those statements fully captures the main purpose - the real, subconscious drive that lights us up inside and compels us to seek and devote …

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External Meditation

The other day I had a great opportunity to attend a talk by Dr. Amit Sood, a professor of medicine at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Chair of Mayo Mind Body Initiative, and a former TED speaker. The talk was to center on 'training your brain to be happy.' Initially, I bristled at the subconscious suggestion that I needed …

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The Way Within

Is all experience necessary and good? Even if it’s bad? In the wake of so many terrible events in our lifetimes, both local and abroad, small and large, I ponder this. In my own experience I have learned things from my tribulations and come out stronger for it. Is this what awaits us? Coming out …

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Human Context

I feel as if the internet is the wild, wild west of the modern era. Anything goes! Speak your mind! Offend people! Let off steam! Stake your claim! Get into duels! Express yourself! Dig for gold! Free-range thoughts! I can’t be the only one who is getting a little weary of this attitude? Don't get me …

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Dual Intelligence

In my last post I was contemplating emotions, and how I believe they are divine forces pulled from the Source – or the God-consciousness. Pieces of kinetic energy of the cosmic soup from which all emanates. The force of emotions are a fairly unique experience to humans and deeply embedded within our nature. We make …

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The ‘Force’ Within

In my past post I related the idea of Unity - that all exists as one, and there is no separation. Unity = God, or God-consciousness. This Unity is the mass existence of all and that which encompasses all. The Source. As such, it seems to me that within it exists energy. Kinetic potential. Could it be possible that emotions are divine forces of …

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Choice of Thought

I was just reading David Foster Wallace’s key note speech for Kenyon College, 'This is Water.' Brilliant piece, and boils down a lot of metaphysical teachings into a very concrete principle, that erases much of the wavy, other-worldliness that the other esoteric pieces imbue: that what you think matters, and taking yourself out of your …

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Thought and Heart

I have been consumed lately with the idea of consciousness and thought. Being these 'sentient' beings means having the wares to process information and self-reflect upon it. The fabric of individuality. But a thought is plaguing me: Do our thoughts really come from our own psyche? Our own brains and neurons? What if our thoughts …

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