Essential Reads

The Weight of the World

By Wendy Lustbader M.S.W. on September 24, 2017 in Life Gets Better
We are not helpless.There is power in the collective will to survive and make life good for those who come after us.

Refining the Definition of Synchronicity

Our cosmos is finely tuned by numerous constants without which life on Earth would not be. Some of these coincidences have probabilities much lower than any personal coincidence.

How You Use Mindfulness Matters

By John P Forsyth Ph.D. on September 21, 2017 in Peace of Mind
Are you struggling to be more mindful? A tweak in how you use it may be all you need.

Longing for More

By Andy Tix Ph.D. on September 19, 2017 in The Pursuit of Peace
What do you really want in life? Applying theory and research on the German concept of Sehnsucht may help you to better understand your quest and live well.

More Posts on Spirituality

Stopping by Woods on a Black Fly Infested Summer Day

Just when you think you know where you've going, a black fly gets lodged in your right nostril. What to do?

Does Science Really Say There’s No Purpose to Life?

Many scientists see humanity as just a cosmic accident. But in a recent journal article, I describe a natural process that could have endowed humanity with an ultimate purpose.

Chewing on the Twizzler Coincidence

Out of the mundane discovery of a package of Twizzlers comes a meaning loaded sequence that challenges the materialist view of how the world works.

Why Religions Support Elites

By Nigel Barber Ph.D. on August 02, 2017 in The Human Beast
Pope Francis acts out the humility preached by Christian ascetics for two millennia. Yet, he owns what is probably the most valuable art collection in the world.

Unimagined Sensitivities—Series Conclusion

By Michael Jawer on August 01, 2017 in Feeling Too Much
Death—and its close relative, trauma—may trigger perceptions that subvert the normal bounds of space and time. The fascinating evidence merits serious investigation.

Science and Religion: Compatible or Not?

Is there a worldview that would satisfy our psychological cravings for religion, without requiring us to sacrifice any dedication to science? There probably is, so stay tuned.

Mourning a Young Life

I went to a funeral this weekend for a woman whose bright life ended far too soon. As I sat there, steeped in grief, I reflected again, anew, on how religion is dance.

Unimagined Sensitivities, Part 12

By Michael Jawer on July 30, 2017 in Feeling Too Much
A life-threatening emergency can, in some cases, produce a veritable distress signal that communicates what is being experienced, physiologically and/or emotionally.

The History and Psychology of the Orgy

By Neel Burton M.D. on July 29, 2017 in Hide and Seek
Orgies gave people a much-needed break.

Reminiscing and Contemplating

There is a natural tendency with age to live too much in the past.

Benefits of Sex After 50

On July 24, 2017, The European Court of Human Rights affirmed the importance of sexuality to people 50 and older. From hormones to spirituality, sex can benefit older adults.
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Leadership Benefits of Synchronicity Awareness

Meaningful coincidences can inform leadership decisions in highly useful ways. Philip Merry discusses how openness to using them helps develop opportunities for synchronicity.
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Purpose and Sleep

Does a sense of purpose lead to better slumber?

Music and Sychronicity

Musicians tend to live uncertain lives. When is our next gig? How will the audience respond? Can we resonate with each other and the audience? Coincidences arise in uncertainty.

Unimagined Sensitivities, Part 11

By Michael Jawer on July 22, 2017 in Feeling Too Much
Some dreams can serve as a virtual x-ray, indicating what’s happening in the body. The process illustrates how life-threatening trauma may generate its own distress signals.

The Awakening Body

By The Book Brigade on July 21, 2017 in The Author Speaks
The more we live in a hyperintense world directed by the left brain, the more cut off we feel from the true source of well being. Somatic awareness is a necessary corrective.
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Science and Spirituality 3: Some Questions Answered

Science and spirituality both offer ways of understanding our experience of life, nature, and the universe. It is wiser to seek a spiritual comfort zone, rather than a worldly one.

The Boundless Mind Podcast

By David Dillard-Wright Ph.D. on July 20, 2017 in Boundless
The Boundless Mind podcast provides you with mindfulness exercises on the go.

In Kindness Will I Speak

In due season will I speak, not out of season. In truth will I speak, not in falsehood...

Just to Be Safe, Should You Believe in God?

By David Niose on July 16, 2017 in Our Humanity, Naturally
Religious doctrines disagree about who gets eternal bliss. Could it be the atheists?
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The Hero's Journey

A path to a peaceful heart can be yours.

Am I an Illusion?

Is mindfulness the religion of atheists?

Matter- but Not Mind-blind—and Vice Versa

A pioneering study shows mentalism to vary inversely with mechanistic cognition as predicted by the diametric model.

Are We Really Made of Stardust?

We are connected, one to another, in every imaginable way.

Unimagined Sensitivities, Part 10

By Michael Jawer on July 09, 2017 in Feeling Too Much
It’s possible that searing trauma – experienced by humans or other creatures similarly endowed – produces effects that are simultaneously physical, emotional, and spiritual.

Gender Fluidity in the Gods

By Neel Burton M.D. on July 09, 2017 in Hide and Seek
And what it might mean.

The Psi of Coincidences

Telepathy, clairvoyance, and precognition are common human experiences, perhaps with us from before human language developed. Modern science has no explanation.

Unimagined Sensitivities, Part 9

By Michael Jawer on July 05, 2017 in Feeling Too Much
The deeply felt nature of people-pet relations often manifests in anomalous reports. This may reflect the way other animals apprehend feelings and their emotional bond with people.

Trusting Our Hearts

By Tara Brach Ph.D. on July 05, 2017 in Finding True Refuge
When we bring mindfulness and compassion to our own doubt and fear and notice the goodness in ourselves and others, we begin to trust the intrinsic love that is our deepest nature.

The Humanity of Regret

What people tend to regret the most near the end of life is that they have not been more compassionate, loving, or supportive to those they love.