Use the Force!

The concept of “the force” as presented in the movie, “Star Wars” is an intuitive projection of basic spiritual philosophy. In the movie, it was described as a psuedo-energy field created by all things and all forms of life, that binds everything together and penetrates and surrounds everything. The Force seemed to act as a …

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No Epitaph Needed For Spirit

Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there. I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in …

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Questing for Visions

A vision quest is a search for guidance on a spiritual level. Most guidance offered by other humans is about physical existence and survival. Visions that represent spiritual guidance cannot be found in a particular time or place or thing, but they can be sought for using methods that have worked for others. The first …

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Eudaimonic Well-being

Eudaimonia involves being in good spirits and flourishing and implies a state that goes beyond just seeking pleasure or happiness. Hedonism seeks a state of constant pleasure without associating any growth, meaning, virtue, excellency, fulfillment, or sense of purpose with that happiness. Aristotle believed that a fuller happiness can be developed by living a worthwhile …

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The Mantra of God

A mantra is a sound or word or symbol that offers access to spiritual wisdom and has the ability to promote spiritual transformation. The creative impulse that started our universe into operation could be considered a mantra. It would have been simple and elegant, yet capable of unfolding infinite layers of complexity, like a recursive …

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Rules for Living Well

Study and apply ethics – always think about what is the best thing to do and don’t kid yourself with the silly tricks of justification that most of us try to use on ourselves Use moral codes (distilled ethics) – understand that moral codes aren’t perfect or absolute, but they generally work for most cases …

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Humility Can Aid Growth

Humility involves maintaining respect for things other than self. An honest appraisal of self and a sense of connection to other things are key to staying humble. When we make mistakes, pride can stand in the way of correcting them and learning from them. With humility, there is less false pride and we can more …

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Higher Consciousness

We take it for granted that we are conscious, usually without defining what that means. We also take it for granted that we are at a higher level of consciousness than other life forms we commonly encounter. We observe the ability of a life form to manipulate the environment around it and compare that to …

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We ARE Spirit

Spirit is the divine breath of life. Spirit is not something we have or possess. Spirit is what we are. Spirit is the essence of all life that connects all life and makes life different from anything composed simply of time, space, energy or matter. The spirit that is noticed in an individual entity is …

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Affinity – Namaste

Affinity is an attraction between things. In chemistry, attraction is based on the electromagnetic fields of atoms and their electron clouds. In people attraction can be based upon likenesses or a perception of complementing and completing. Love is a response to an attraction by extending the concept of boundary of self to some degree. When …

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