The mind-body problem has vexed philosophers and scientists for ages. How do these two relate? Mysticism may hold a key to penetrating the problem to its source.
I suggest that Joseph realized Christ in himself in his First Vision, and I think this can be seen in many details in his accounts.
Are we to strive for perfectionism, or are we to realize the wholeness that already exists within our true Self, our essential divine nature?
Oneness does not mean we must all become the same, but rather, that we have all manifested from the One, and it is in our differences that Beauty may be expressed.
In the 1980s there was a group of contemplatives from several different religions that gathered to dialogue, and they came up with eight points of perennial wisdom that they seemed to share in their experience of an Ultimate Reality.
We often think that Jesus was the "only begotten," but was he the only one that God begat? What else was "born" from that divine Source?
God does not have to be at odds with what we learn from science. We need to reinterpret our ideas of God from direct mystical experience, and I think we'll find our science and spirituality are One.
A few short thoughts about my contemplative practice, and what it does for me, in me, revealing Spirit.
Does a mystic know God? We usually think a mystic is a person who unites or merges or at-ones with God or Ultimate Reality, and comes to know these intimately. But this is perhaps not quite accurate. Maybe the mystic is not the ego, not the personal identity, not the psychological self, not the particular [...]
A beautiful poem about the interconnections in reality, and some thoughts about our place in that web of life.