Tag Archives: William James

Depression & Faith: How to Escape from a Prison of the Mind

Prison of the Mind A human being is part of a whole, called by us the Universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest a kind of … Continue reading

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Healthful Thoughts: Faith against Fear

Faith and Fear  I am leaving you with a gift–peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid. [John 14:27]. One of religion’s primary reasons for … 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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Habits: Training the Thoughtless Mind

  Forming and Breaking Habits … I was bound by the iron chain of my own will. The enemy held fast my will, and had made of it a chain, and had bound me tight with it. For out of the … Continue reading

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Gluttony: Camouflaging Anxiety & Despair (1/2)

Gluttony and Our Spirit O Children of Adam! Look to your adornment at every place of worship, and eat and drink, but be not prodigal. Lo! He loveth not the prodigals. [Quran 7:31]. Gluttony is a detour into unrestrained immersion … Continue reading

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Trust & Spiritual Healing: Safety Net of Divine Reality

Spiritual Healing Strive to be as a little child who, while its mother holds its hand, goes on fearlessly, and is not disturbed because it stumbles and trips in its weakness. So long as God holds you up by the … Continue reading

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Media and the Mind: Molding Attitude & Behavior

Choosing Media for the Mind  Suffice it meanwhile that each of us literally chooses, by his ways of attending to things, what sort of a universe he shall appear to himself to inhabit. [William James, The Principles of Psychology]. Changing our … Continue reading

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Mind, Emotions & Faith: Science of the Spiritual Brain

  The Spiritual Brain and the Mind All our attitudes, moral, practical, or emotional, as well as religious, are due to the ‘objects’ of our consciousness, the things which we believe to exist, whether really or ideally, along with ourselves. … Continue reading

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Doors to the Unseen: Opening the Intuitive Mind

Doors to the Unseen Were one asked to characterize the life of religion in the broadest and most general terms possible, one might say that it consists of the belief that there is an unseen order, and that our supreme … Continue reading

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Divine Rest: Relief for the Worried, Troubled and Depressed

  Rest that Awakens the Heart For it is out of His grace that He has made for you the night and the day, so that you might rest therein as well as seek to obtain [what you need] of His bounty: … Continue reading

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