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Category Archives: Spiritual

Being Embodied (Meditation)

I practiced my “it’s all connected” technique the next day and managed to increase the amount of time I stayed in open focus. As I did that, I felt a new sensation. A tingle came over my body: in my arms, in my back, up my neck, down my thighs. I realized I had rejected […]

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It’s All Connected (Meditation)

As I meditated more recently, I noticed that I didn’t need to hop around, so to speak, to notice my breath, my heartbeat, my body posture or the black space behind my eyes as separate things. I realized all of these things were interconnected. The space held the air I breathed, so I was connected […]

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Four Tips For Effective Meditation

When I started meditation with my Muse, I really didn’t know what to expect. I meditated before without the Muse, but I didn’t know what was helpful during meditation. It’s taken several sessions to figure out what it means to let my thoughts go and focus on my breath, and it has been very much […]

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The Attention Crisis (and Meditation)

Without a doubt, people have lost control of attention. This is nearly all of us. We are distracted by daily chores, unhealthy relationships, complicated obligations, hunger, negative news, sensationalist entertainment and computers in the palm of our hand. Indeed, there are many problems to address on a daily basis, so it’s no wonder why we […]

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Growing in Spiritual Power

I think the ultimate goal of spirituality is to be so attuned to reality around us that we can adjust to it for mutual benefit. The only way to do that is to achieve full relationship awareness. That means being aware of oneself within ones environment on a regular basis. Balance extraversion and introversion If […]

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Worship and Prayer In Spirituality

Worship and prayer can be a part of spirituality, and it is part of some religions. However, it does not always take on the same meaning in each belief system. Deity worship is one example. This is where a person spends time honoring or praying to one or more divine beings. Venerating ancestors is another […]

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Extreme Ideals And Hidden Hate

It’s important to think about how ideal behavior can actually become hateful behavior. In my post two weeks about about the four ideals, I mentioned courage and strength, discipline and commitment, humility and patience as well as care and wisdom. Even though these seem like ideal behavior, some of them can become destructive in their […]

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The Hate Within

Some people think fear is the enemy of all good things, but I think hate is the real enemy. We can be afraid and still move forward. That is what courage is all about. Also, there are good times to be afraid, like if you encounter overwhelming odds or something life threatening. It’s important that […]

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Four Ideals

Across different belief systems are ideal qualities that each person should exhibit. These ideal qualities are about how we all behave, like speaking truthfully or obeying the law. There can be stories that help illustrate what it means to exhibit each quality. These stories provide the examples that help us understand what it means to […]

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Church of Facebook, Community And Spirituality

The Church of Facebook by Jesse Rice came out October 2009, and it brings up some interesting observations about how technology has affected how we experience relationships. A book review by Danny Franks explains that Rice pulls out the “always on” mentality that Facebook (and other social media) have created for people. Rice explores this […]

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