Tag Archives: Mind-Body Interaction

Fasting for Spiritual Awareness and God-consciousness

Understanding God-consciousness  . . . fasting is useful as atoning for and preventing sin, and as raising the mind to spiritual things. And everyone is bound by the natural dictate of reason to practice fasting as far as it is necessary … Continue reading

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Benevolence: Freeing the Heart from the Ego

Freeing the Heart from the Ego If there be among you a poor man of one of thy brethren within any of thy gates in thy land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not harden thine heart … Continue reading

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Patience: Timepiece of the Soul

Patience: Timepiece of the Soul  Sometimes life forces us not to ‘make,’ but to ‘suffer,’ enduring—from the Greek ypomeno—our own limitations as well as the limitations of others. Traveling with patience is knowing that what matures is time … To travel … Continue reading

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Performance-Enhancing Thoughts (PETs): Gratitude (2)

Performance Enhancing Thoughts: Gratitude If we look carefully at the difference between the miserable and those who enjoy life we see that it is gratitude. … Gratitude is the key to joy, and joy is the happiness that does not … Continue reading

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Transcendence & Altered Consciousness (4)

Transcendence & Altered Consciousness There is an irreducible opposition between the deep transcendent self that awakens only in contemplation, and the superficial, external self which we commonly identify with the first person singular. Our reality, our true self, is hidden … Continue reading

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Transcendence: Climbing beyond Our Mind (2)

Transcendence  . . . transcendence means literally, “to climb across.” It is defined as “exceeding the usual limits.” When we speak of the transcendence of God, we are talking about that sense in which God is above and beyond us. … Continue reading

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Return of the Lost-found Soul (3/3)

The Lost-found Soul … The house of my soul is too small to receive you; let it be enlarged by you. It is all in ruins; do you repair it. There are things in it – I confess and I know … Continue reading

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On a Mission for Peace: Finding Our Soul in the Dark (1/3)

Know Your Soul Thus says the Lord: “Stand by the roads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is; and walk in it, and find rest for your souls.” [Jeremiah 6:16]. What is this thing … Continue reading

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Controlling Stress, Anxiety & Depression by Fasting (1/2)

Fasting, Abstinence & Lifestyle O God. Give me the power to be strengthened inwardly and to empty my heart of all vain care and anxiety, so that I may not be drawn away by many desires, whether for precious things … Continue reading

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Light, Rest and Prayer: Closing Our Eyes to the World

Light, Rest and Prayer Indeed, man wishes to be happy, even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible. [Saint Augustine]. Modern technology has made light so pervasive in our daily life cycle that resting is no longer natural. As we expose … Continue reading

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