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The Psychology of Spirituality

The Psychology of Spirituality

“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience” ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin Some people define “spirituality” as going to church and believing in a God. Others may define spirituality along the lines of one of the Eastern non-theistic traditions such as Buddhism, Taoism or Hinduism. Others still, may define spirituality simply as becoming a better person, engaging in...

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What Does it Mean to be “Spiritual”?

What Does it Mean to be “Spiritual”?

“Spirituality in a secular world has come to represent a pro-active journey of self-empowerment, self-realization, or a fulfilling of human potential, which places human consciousness at the forefront of spiritual evolution.“ ~ Steve Taylor Utter the word “spiritual” to some people and it will often evoke a negative, judgmental or dismissive response almost on par with the word “religion”. These sorts of...

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3 Facts About Mindfulness

3 Facts About Mindfulness

“Mindfulness is the aware, balanced acceptance of the present experience. It isn’t more complicated than that. It is opening to or receiving the present moment, pleasant or unpleasant, just as it is, without either clinging to it or rejecting it.” ~Sylvia Boorstein   What exactly is mindfulness and where did this simple psychological and spiritual practice get its start? Why is everyone doing it and why are so many doctors...

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We Are All Connected

We Are All Connected

“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.” ~ John Muir “True self is non-self, the awareness that the self is made only of non-self elements. There’s no separation between self and other, and everything is interconnected” ~ Nhat Hanh Across most if not all religious, spiritual and mystical traditions, the ultimate state, the supreme realisation, is one...

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The Mystical Experience

The Mystical Experience

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion“. (Dalai Lama) “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.” (John Muir) “The deepest level of truth uncovered by science, & by philosophy, is the fundamental truth of unity. At that deepest subnuclear level of our reality, you & I are literally one.” (John...

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Warriors of Light

Warriors of Light

  “Warriors of light are not perfect. Their beauty lies in accepting this fact and still desiring to grow and to learn.” (Paulo Coelho) “Look at every path closely and deliberately. Try it as many times as you think necessary. Then ask yourself alone, one question . . . Does this path have a heart? If it does, the path is good; if it doesn’t it is of no use.” (Don Juan Matus)   Young boys and men of...

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