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The “F” Word Mantra

Strangely enough, almost any human activity when done mindfully and with full awareness can be the subject of a centering practice. The range of it is unimaginable — from the repetitive act of scrubbing and wiping soiled dishes in the … 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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Is Man Manufacturing Consciousness?

  I came across the following neuroscience news item at The Guardian earlier today. Not only is the article fascinating breaking science news, it also raises quite intriguing philosophical, moral, metaphysical and spiritual questions that touch on the subjects of … Continue reading

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The Future of Meditation

Meditation is trending and mainstream in the public consciousness now, for a number of compelling reasons. In the near future, its practice is expected to become commonplace and normal, hopefully regular, too. It’s nice to know we’re in the lead. … Continue reading

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A Consciousness Switch?

  Working on a patient suffering from epilepsy, neuroscientists claim to have discovered a specific part of the human brain that turns consciousness on or off like an electrical on-off switch. Scientists have been probing individual regions of the brain … Continue reading

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Brain Farts

Do you experience brain farts? I was experiencing one of them quite frequently — not one coming out literally from my ears, but one which had to do with forgetfulness after passing through doorways, particularly my bedroom door. I thought … Continue reading

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DE-switching the Brain to EMFs with Dr. Manfred Doepp

  As you might know, I am an active advocate of neuroscience as a tool for understanding the human condition and its application as an efficient aid to spiritual practice and development. (Refer to our following pages: The Science Connection … Continue reading

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Monique, as in “Unique”

  A dear Facebook friend of mine recently shared her beautiful story of spiritual awakening over Facebook. Let me Anglicize her real name, Monica, by calling her “Monique” as in unique, because that is what she is — a unique … Continue reading

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Perception and Awareness

Perception is an activity of the brain, a process of the mind. The things and people we perceive out in the world are really constructs of the mind in our brain. We perceive them as the outward projection, expression, or … Continue reading

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Feeling, Not Thinking, Makes It So

“Although many of us may think of ourselves as thinking creatures that feel, biologically we are feeling creatures that think.”          — Jill Bolte Taylor, PhD — (from her book My Stroke of Insight) New Age teachers have gotten it all … Continue reading

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