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Category Archives: Spiritual

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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Exploring Self In The World With Feelings

It is important that we think more about how we can explore a meaningful connection with life through our experiences and emotions. In my post the Meaning of Life, I mentioned that “If life fails to deliver on our expectations, then we question those beliefs.” This mismatch between expectations and experiences is a gap between […]

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The Spiritual Relationship

Way back in April 2017, I defined spirituality as “having a relationship with life.” I now have a better understanding of what that really means. The relationship we have with life isn’t about what is true for everyone. It is about the truth each of us holds with the world around us. This is what […]

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Dreaming in Full Color

I had my first lucid dream at the beginning of this month. Did my mind April fool me? Was it a rebirth? Well, it was certainly impressive, and I’m excited to share the experience. What is a lucid dream? Mainly, it’s that you’re aware you’re dreaming. Ideally, it also means you can shape the content […]

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Shaming the Superficial

It doesn’t feel good to be judged, especially for something superficial. We have our natural hair color and eye color. We have our body type. We have our skin color. We also have our manner of speaking, how we move and what we wear on our bodies. None of these indicate our intelligence, loyalty, honesty, […]

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The Road to Hell

They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions. This can be traced back to various similar phrases going back at least as far as the twelfth century1. The idea is that our actions lead to consequences regardless of our intentions. Negligence is what this is all about. Negligence is when we fail […]

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Car in the Garage Smile

I’ll admit now what kicked off my idea for a series on daily happiness was having my car parked in the garage. No, this is not an April fools joke. Both of the last two Winters, I’ve been grateful for a garage. The first Winter we had in our house, it snowed a lot more […]

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