Many moons ago, I wrote two articles about transcendence. I re-wrote them today, as I was posting a reply onBill Harris’ blog. You might find the re-write interesting, so here’s a teaser. The link to the whole thing is at the end. The Prevalence of Spiritual Crisis in Modern Day Society The idea of a … Read more
All interpretations are the same. Sensory data comes in, and you interpret it and give it a meaning. In other words, if you see a box, and say, “It’s a small box,” the “real” part is the box. Small is relative, as it means, “Small, compared toâ€¦” The box does not have “small” as a characteristicâ€”it is not a part of its nature. Small (red, rough, etc.) are descriptors you have added. The same is so for your internal interpretations. (Nice, cold, angry, bad, good, fat, smart, stupid, etc.) Interpretations made in your head about someone are not ‘true.’ They’re just your stories.
It seems to me that life in the 21st century has been dumbed down and cheapened. Perhaps more so than ever before, people are fixated on buying happiness at any cost, and then depressing themselves when what they bought doesn’t have any lasting effect. The solution: Simple Presence as a Spiritual Discipline
Most people sense a lack in their lives — as if something important is missing. Mostly, it seems to be about power and anger and force and it seems a bit (or a lot) black. It seems that way because, since you were a kid, people have been stuffing you with fears, prejudices, and airy-fairy ideas that being a good little boy or girl is the only acceptable state.
This is post 3 of 10 in the series “Emptying Body Mind Spirit” Body Cleanse The Mind’s Cobwebs The Bliss of an Empty Mind Clearing the Gunk Out of Your Head Exercises in Mind Emptying Clearing Relationship Gunk Putting Your Soul into your Being Dropping the Excuses Seeing the Light You Can’t Win How to … Read more