It can be difficult to understand the difference between organized religion and the mystical experience. An analogy can help.
What if we all told the truth? Why do we lie? What repercussions does this have in our lives? That's what this video from Like Stories of Old explores.
Does morality change with each culture, community, time, place, and situation? Or does it remain fixed for all eternity? Do I have a "bad dog"?
What are we to do in our precarious climate situation today? It's easy to feel powerless, helpless. Perhaps we should surrender to that, and fall into a Grace larger than ourselves.
It is perhaps the greatest paradox of all, which the mind will never understand. That is the point.
Can we know anything absolutely? Is there an absolute objective truth out there? What does mysticism say about this?
Are meditation or spiritual development "retreats" creating a privileged class of "spiritual" people, those with the means to afford such "luxuries"?
A few short thoughts about my contemplative practice, and what it does for me, in me, revealing Spirit.
It seems that many people may give up on meditation or other contemplative practices because they do not provide quick results, particularly in our instant gratification culture today. It can take significant dedication and discipline in practice before we see any fruits. But there are other possibilities on the horizon that may help us along [...]
As we realize oneness or nondual consciousness, we become much more aware of our impact on the world, and we change our behavior accordingly.