Category Archives: Mind

Consciousness Today

The best video published this year in YouTube — perhaps ever. [Acknowledgment to AtheneWins for publishing the video on YouTube.] A few weeks after publishing the preceding video, the owner made some slight modifications and republished the video under a … Continue reading

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The Mind of Daniel C. Dennett

We cannot define consciousness, but the brilliant insightful mind of philosopher Daniel C. Dennett is helping us have a clearer indication of what it might be. Let’s begin with how optimistic he can be that religions will one day, hopefully … Continue reading

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The Tao Te Ching

Taoism is the mysticism that is indigenous to China. It predates Christianity by at least five hundred years in terms of its first written source. Taoist teachings are attributed to a Chinese sage called Lao Tzu. They are compiled and … Continue reading

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A Contemplative Conversation

The following is a compilation of dialogues I had with someone over the recent weeks. The compilation was made by that person, who decided to put together the substantive portions of the spiritual conversations we had. In his own words: … Continue reading

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Meditate Thru, a Step at a Time

You can take baby steps or grab little snack bites of spiritual morsels and refreshment frequently throughout your day by practicing the presence of God, especially if you are a newbie or beginner to meditation.   (We recommend a book by … Continue reading

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What Centering Is and Is Not

Technically, centering is NOT meditation.  This is a very important distinction every student of meditation should know and discern, because many students are misled into thinking that their initial or introductory centering practice is already the very practice of meditation, … Continue reading

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Grace and Healing as Fruitage

Grace and healing are the fruitage of our meditation practice. (Enhance your reading experience; let the music below play in the background as you read.) [Acknowledgement to SoundCloud user252443097 from San Jose, Costa Rica, for the music.] A life of … Continue reading

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Illusion Busting

Take a quick glance at the photograph below. The picture above is a perfect example of something “illusory.” You tend to see something that is not so. You definitely might see something shockingly unbelievable or unreal at first glance. But … Continue reading

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To Kiss or Not to Kiss

Kissing helps us find the right partner – and keep them What’s in a kiss? A study by Oxford University researchers suggests kissing helps us size up potential partners and, once in a relationship, may be a way of getting … Continue reading

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The Story of the Magi

Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star … Continue reading

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