Higher Consciousness

Higher Consciousness

The term “higher consciousness” is often used by spiritually minded people to describe important but hard to reach mental states. Hindu sages, Christian monks, and Buddhist ascetics all speak of reaching moments of higher consciousness through meditation, or chanting, fasting, or pilgrimages. Unfortunately the way in which these spiritual people discuss their states of higher

Six Ideas From Eastern Philosophy

Six Ideas From Eastern Philosophy

Eastern Philosophy has always had a very similar goal to Western philosophy: that of making us wiser, less agitated, more thoughtful and readier to appreciate our lives. However, the way it has gone about this has been intriguingly different. In the East, Philosophy has taught its lessons via tea drinking ceremonies, walks in bamboo forests,

Two Minute Meditation

Two Minute Meditation

So long, since you’ve been at peace. You used to know how to come here… As a child. It’s a place in your head. Focus on the water. It’s a bit of an illness to keep wanting more. This spot isn’t glamorous… …It’s what’s all around, when we focus. This permanently exists, amidst the noise.

Why Religious Beliefs Aren’t Just Silly

Why Religious Beliefs Aren’t Just Silly

From a distance, it can all seem very silly. These people have gone to Lourdes, in the foothills of the Pyrenees, in the hope that the Virgin Mary might cure them of cancer and heart disease. These people have gone to Medjugorje in Bosnia Herzegovina to pray they might get a chance to talk to

What Is an Emotionally-healthy Childhood?

What Is an Emotionally-healthy Childhood?

How Emotionally Healthy Are You?

How Emotionally Healthy Are You?

Philosophical Meditation

Philosophical Meditation

أذهانُـنـا تسبب لنا العناء. و إحدى أفضل وسائل البشر في هذه الأيام للتعامل معها (مع أذهاننا).. هي التأمل. جلسات لِـتهدئة الأفكار، وتفريغ الذّهن. و التركيز على القليل فقط من الأشياء الخارجية مثل حفيف أوراق الشجر، أو خرير المياه. ولكننا – في مدرسة الحياة – نريد طرحَ بـديــل له، أو بالأحرى.. فكرة مكمِّلة. لقد ابتكرنا تقنية،

What Is the Point of Spirituality?

What Is the Point of Spirituality?

the word spirituality has a capacity to divide people like few others for some it's an innately beautiful touchstone the designator of a special kind of experience that's so valuable it's best left reverentially unexplored and pure lest one disturb its ethereal mysteries with a cold hand of reason for others spiritual is just nonsensical