Tag Archives: Satisfaction

How to Eat to Live: Eating with Purpose

Eating with Purpose Even though he should live a thousand years twice over, but still not find contentment—do not all go to the one place? All the toil of man is for his mouth, yet his appetite is not satisfied. Ecclesiastes 6:6-7 As … Continue reading

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Spiritual Dieting: Health, Nutrition and the Mind

Nutrition and the Mind A man’s mind may be likened to a garden, which may be intelligently cultivated or allowed to run wild; but whether cultivated or neglected, it must, and will, bring forth. If no useful seeds are put … Continue reading

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The Fasting Worldview: Seeing Reality on an Empty Stomach

The Fasting Worldview Today, especially in affluent societies, St. Augustine’s warning is more timely than ever: ‘Enter again into yourself.’ Yes, we must enter again into ourselves, if we want to find ourselves. Not only our spiritual life is at … Continue reading

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Lust, Fasting & Self-Control: Weaning the Soul from Desires

Lusts: Insatiable, Fleeting, Unsatisfying There is no satisfying lusts, even by a shower of gold pieces; he who knows that lusts have a short taste and cause pain, he is wise; even in the [supernal] pleasures [of the devas], he … Continue reading

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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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Gratitude: Praise God and Give Thanks

  Praise God! Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens! Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his excellent greatness! [Psalm 150:1-2 (ESV)]. We cannot read celestial blueprints or understand Divine strategies. Meters, kilos … Continue reading

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Gratitude: Rx for Complaining, Discontent & Stress

Think Thanks: Gratitude We give thanks to you, O God; we give thanks, for your name is near. We recount your wondrous deeds [Psalm 75:1]. To paraphrase Meister Eckhart, the most important prayer in the world is just two words: “‘Thank … Continue reading

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Performance-Enhancing Thoughts (PETs): Reverence (1)

Reverence I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever. Every day I will praise you and extol your name for ever and ever. Great is the Lord and most worthy of … 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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Media, Technology & Willpower: Rewiring Our Self-control (2/2)

Willpower and Society Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may prove what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect [Romans 12:2]. How much willpower is … Continue reading

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