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Jan 06

Dystopian Societies

After watching the third dystopian movie (Hunger Games ->Divergent -> The Giver), I started to see that all those movies were not really getting at the underlying issues. A metaphor is only as a good as its ability to impart some wisdom to us. And in all of these movies, the real metaphor, the one …

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Jan 01

Beneath the Noise

I read a lot of spiritually oriented content via social media sites and also from blogs and websites. If I just look at the sheer volume of material it might give the impression that the world is changing beneath our feet. But if you think about it a little longer and go a little deeper …

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Dec 29

Our Human Nature is Still Intact

After watching one too many Youtube videos about our (humans) place in the cosmos, along with allusions to ancient aliens, I realized that even if some wisdom is delivered to us from “out there”, it will not make us any more happy or content than we already are.  Our world is right in front of …

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Dec 12

Spirituality and Social Media

For many years I have been on the fringes of the spirituality movement due to not fitting in with any group, system or lineage. This independence has allowed me to be an observer of the goings on of the various spirituality communities. One thing I have observed is that spirituality is often treated as a …

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Nov 26

“Scent of the Spiritual” online e-course

I’ve just published my online e-Course on Udemy called “Scent of the Spiritual”. It’s a formalized presentation of many of the viewpoints that I’ve posted here over the years. A short promotional description from Udemy: “Scent of the Spiritual” is a course that examines human nature and living a spiritual life in today’s modern world. …

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Jul 23

The Game of Life

When I think about living in an urban environment I do not feel disconnected from the world of nature. If you feel that there is an intelligence in the universe and all living species are connected to that intelligence, then it is no leap of logic to realize that the tools of humanity and the …

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Nov 25

Duality and Human Nature

The following short essay is a point of view on a secular spirituality. Absent the familiar words that surround the spiritual journey, we are left with an understanding that is secular in nature. The Wholistic View vs. The Detail View How we relate to the world around us is very telling. The latest brain research …

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May 11

The Seeker’s Paradox

The enlightened state of mind is often described as an expanded state where we are open to the vastness of life and experience. This is in contrast to the thought-based state we use to figure out how to get there. It may be obvious to some that these two modalities are distinct, and represent our …

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Jan 07

Anyone Can Change

By resting when their is no need to be active, we short-circuit the process whereby we “need” to be constantly busy. When that happens we start to slow down and begin to notice the details of life that were obscured by an overactive mind.

Aug 07

Reintegration as a Rite of Passage

The theme of this blog can probably be summed up in one word: reintegration. In various postings it was shown that we have given up our childlike nature in order to “grow up”.  And we have suffered as a result. It is necessary to experience each side of our nature in order to know it. …

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