Essential Taoist Wisdom for Living in Politically Charged

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January 24, 2021

Dylan Charles, Editor Waking Times Editor’s Note: I wrote this in 2018 and find it more relevant today. How are you doing? Are you finding peace in all the madness?  There’s an old saying, rumored to be an ancient Chinese curse, but it’s been a favorite in the West for some time now. “May you live in interesting times.”  Political figures like to use it when they want to emphasize…

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Is Life After Death Possible?

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January 16, 2021

Everything in the universe recycles, so why not consciousness? The subject of consciousness is one that is simply avoided by most medical doctors and scientists. Deepak Chopra combines his knowledge of biology, physics, and spirituality to explain such phenomena. He looks at death as ‘creativity’, and points out that every creative process has a death involved. This is certainly a very positive outlook to have on a subject that most…

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Free Enneagram Test: What Personality Type Are You?

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January 5, 2021

Free Enneagram Test: What Personality Type Are You? by Aletheia Luna The Enneagram is a fascinating model of the human psyche. Everyone should take the test at least once in their lifetime! Used in therapy, business, and self-development circles, the Enneagram is a powerful tool that can increase your self-awareness, empower you with self-understanding, and increase your self-love. The Enneagram is also a highly psycho-spiritual model (meaning that it caters…

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5 World Views that Need to Be Scrapped for us to Evolve

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December 17, 2020

By Gilbert Ross The idea of a world view has two inherent meanings. First it is a personal view of how the world is or should be, and secondly it is a view that is shared or consented to by others not just ourselves. So a world view is both how we personally see the world but at the same time it is something that is based on consensual reality…

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The Heart Has Its Own “Brain” and Consciousness

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December 11, 2020

Many believe that conscious awareness originates in the brain alone. Recent scientific research suggests that consciousness actually emerges from the brain and body acting together. A growing body of evidence suggests that the heart plays a particularly significant role in this process. Far more than a simple pump, as was once believed, the heart is now recognized by scientists as a highly complex system with its own functional “brain.” Research…

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Scientists Say Consciousness Moves to Another Universe After Death

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December 3, 2020

Dr. Robert Lanza was described by the New York Times as the third most important scientist alive. Lanza is an expert in regenerative medicine and the scientific director of Advanced Cell Technology Company. His recent interest in Physics, combined with his knowledge of Biology, has given birth to the new theory of biocentrism. The basis of the concept of biocentrism is that life and consciousness are fundamental to the universe….

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Spiritual Psychology: Why Meditation Isn’t Enough

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December 2, 2020

By Mateo Sol Meditation isn’t enough, okay? There, I said it. Far from being the panacea we have all hoped for, meditation is undoubtedly a powerful tool – but it just doesn’t solve the deep-seated issues many of us carry.  In fact, no matter what spiritual practice/path you engage in, no matter what hallowed tool you hold close to your heart, it is lopsided, deformed, and misguided without some form of inner psychological…

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UNPLUG: Staying Spiritually Sane in the World of Advanced Technologies

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November 30, 2020

by Rev. Dr. (Hon) Gary W. Duncan When I was sixteen our family moved to western Kentucky, about sixty miles from the Abby of Gethsemani where the famous Trappist (Cistercian) monk Thomas Merton lived. I became acquainted with Merton the year before when I read No Man Is An Island – the book had a significant impact on my spiritual journey. Within months, my mother, father and I decided to…

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Laughing is good for your mind and your body – here’s what the research shows

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November 25, 2020

By Janet M. Gibson | The Conversation Amusement and pleasant surprises – and the laughter they can trigger – add texture to the fabric of daily life. Those giggles and guffaws can seem like just silly throwaways. But laughter, in response to funny events, actually takes a lot of work, because it activates many areas of the brain: areas that control motor, emotional, cognitive and social processing. As I found…

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