One of Buddhisms most fundamental truths is captured in the saying, “Pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional.” Video is … Continue reading Video: Don’t Suffer More Than Needed | Buddhist Philosophy on Pain and Suffering”
A talk with Curator of Ethnology at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum Dr. Eric Singleton about religion and … Continue reading Video: Ancient Mississippian Religion – Native American
News Links and Info on Religious and Spiritual Issues – Last Updated 31st of July 2021
"Sooner or later you're going to realize, just as I did, that there's a difference between knowing the path and walking the path."Continue reading “Words of Wisdom – Quotes”
"No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit."Continue reading “Words of Wisdom – Quotes”
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Hip-Hop speaks about the struggles and issues within a given community, as well as the expression of accomplishments in life. For many it is a representation of their world and their vision of reality.
Below are a variety of Hip-Hop artists that infuse the plight, as well as the powers, in their lives to express humanity with positive vibes.
by Leo Babauta
Most of the people I know and work with want a life of meaning and purpose, not a life where we just get by …
A well lived life, that feels meaningful.
But this isn’t taught in schools, and most of us feel completely unsure of how to move towards this.Continue reading “A Well Lived Life of Purpose”
By: Matt Williams, The Conversation The Supreme Court wrapped up its latest term on July 1, 2021, with a couple … Continue reading Religion at the Supreme Court: 3 Essential Reads
News Links and Info on Religious and Spiritual Issues – Last Updated 30th of June 2021Continue reading “Consciousness News June 2021”
BY LEO BABAUTA
Sometimes it can feel like we’re stuck in life, doing the same things we’re unhappy with, over and over again.
Maybe you’ve been procrastinating on your meaningful work, or getting stuck in indecision or perfectionism. Maybe you’ve been putting off exercise or meditation, getting your finances in good shape, or making some other important change in your life.Continue reading “Unstuck: Create a New Path for Yourself”
“He whose mind is enslaved to his bestial instincts is philosophically not superior to the brute; he whose rational faculties … Continue reading A Little Quote to Ponder Upon
Philip Schwadel, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Sam Hardy, Brigham Young University Religion forms a moral foundation for billions of people … Continue reading Faith still shapes morals and values even after people are ‘done’ with religion
Singer Ronnie James Dio interviewed by Sam Dunn at his home in Los Angeles in 2004 for the documentary Metal: A … Continue reading Ronnie James Dio Interview on Religion and the Devil
During a flashback scene in Marvel’s Disney Plus show “WandaVision,” the superpowered android Vision comforts his wife, Wanda Maximoff, after the death of her twin brother. “But what is grief,” he tells her, “if not love persevering?”
by Leo Babauta
Every day, we are dealing with a thousand things, overrun by emails and messages and tasks and chores … and it can become overwhelming and shut us down.
I’d like to talk about an idea I’ve been working with, called the Stateless Protocol.
It’s meant to reduce the overwhelm and help us to focus and be more present.
Let me explain the idea, then we’ll talk about how to apply it.
By: Jason Lincoln Jeffers
REPOST: Quantum physics posits that nothing really happens in the physical world unless a conscious mind observes it. In other words, consciousness must perceive what it creates in order for that creation be real. This theory can be corroborated in the dream world. When we dream, we create our dream and perceive our dream at the same time. We do it so seamlessly that we are unaware that we, are in fact, the dreamer.
Documentary: THE MEN OF THE FIFTH WORLD (2000) REPOST: A beautiful look into the history, beliefs and lives of the … Continue reading The Men of the Fifth World (2000)
by: James Renford Powell
REPOST: The one concept that above all others plagues human beings, and has done so for all of recorded history, is the concept of duality. It is a hidden enemy, created in wrong thought (relative consciousness), and fed by fear. It has divided the world of man and has been the instrument of more death and destruction than all the terms we commonly use to describe evil. And yet the people of the world, as a whole, continue trapped in the same belief pattern. What is this thing called “duality”? Virtually every Church and most of the religions of the world have propagated this idea in their doctrine. Why is it such a pervasive idea, and why has it attracted such a following?
by Dr. Janette Marie Freeman – http://www.janettemariefreeman.com
REPOST: Meditation is most commonly associated with monks, mystics and other spiritual disciplines. However, you don’t have to be a monk or mystic to enjoy its benefits. And you don’t even have to be in a special place topractice it. You could even try it in your own living room!
Although there are many different approaches tomeditation, the fundamental principles remain the same. The most important among these principles is that of removing obstructive, negative, and wandering thoughts and fantasies, and calming the mind with a deep sense of focus. This clears the mind of debris and prepares it for a higher quality of activity.
REPOST: Tibetan music has been used for deep relaxation and meditation since ages. The sounds of Tibetan singing bowl and … Continue reading Relaxing Zen Meditation Tibetan Music | Singing Bowl for Reiki & Spa
“Today I embrace illusion to find truth”
What is truth? What is illusion? This documentary/film explores the question of what is real and what is fake in understanding what a spiritual master is. Film maker Vikram Gandhi goes undercover as a Hindu guru to seek those answers and finds more about who he is as well as the reactions of his ‘followers’ when he unveils his true self.
Krishnacore: A sub-genre of punk and hardcore music that is influenced heavily on the teachings and traditions of the Hare Krishna movement, a spiritual practice within Hinduism that practices the devotion toward Divinity.
REPOST: A beautiful and moving view of living life we can all inspire to create…. Continue reading “Relax….and dream up a good life.” – Jim Carrey
REPOST & UPDATED: Filmmaker Jennifer Fox has followed Tibetan Buddhist master Namkhai and his Italian born son Yeshi for twenty … Continue reading DOCUMENTARY: MY REINCARNATION (2011)
Yes….I’m mainly talking about Evangelical Christianity.
I’m not one who likes to poke and prod other peoples’ spiritual beliefs but when it concerns hatred towards others, Evangelical Christianity takes the cake, and in no way do I see it as spiritual. Yes, we can talk about the different levels of prosecution found in the majority of all world religions to various degrees but what I’m focusing on are those people within a particular denomination that do not embody the teaching of their own religious teachings….
Nevada Becomes First State to Ban Employers From Testing Workers for Weed Podcast highlights religious liberty and social justice through … Continue reading Consciousness News June 2019
Fish Daddy Glass and Top 5 Ways to Help You Get Inspired
Fish Daddy Glass is the collaborated effort of “two guys looking to make great glass art” (aka Michael Fisher and Xavier Juarez) from the central Texas region. Saw these guys blowing glass a few days back at Art Haus@Pour Haus in New Braunfels (Between San Antonio and Austin) and was impressed by the quick items that were created, including glass pipes, necklace pieces and little animals. Continue reading “Fish Daddy Glass and Top 5 Ways to Help You Get Inspired”
BETRAY MY SECRETS This band is no longer together but I found them while doing search on another band associated … Continue reading Heavier bands that are of interest at moment 12/16/16
Havent posted any new music in a while so here I am posting on a few bands I caught live … Continue reading Three bands Im totally digging at moment….
#NODAPL 12/5/16 – IT WILL CONTINUE
Posted on December 5, 2016 by alongyourpath
So, yesterday the Department of the Army denied the approval of the easement in North Dakota ( 1 ). Sacred, yet to the applause of a lot of people that have been aware of this issue, this isn’t a victory, but a slight reminder that “this is the government and these are powerful oil and gas companies.”
Back in September, stemming from a federal judge declining the project (2). , Continue reading “#NODAPL 12/5/16 – IT WILL CONTINUE”
Ambient Trip-Hop from SUPREME BEINGS OF LEISURE I just love the name of this band. Check out their song below … Continue reading MUSIC – SUPREME BEINGS OF LEISURE
From their Facebook Page:
Bliss Goddess music, visual art and temple dance is an alchemy of the ancient, future and eternal present. As sonic shamans, they blend live instruments and ethnic percussion with remixes of the hottest tracks from the best tribal dub and world electronic dance music artists. The music is brought to your eyes by projected visionary art and sacred geometry, while radiant Temple Dancers invoke and embody the Divine Feminine, leading the listener/dancer on a journey across exotic, lush landscapes.
I first discovered BLISS GODDESS earlier this year while doing a Soundcloud search for artists and bands that relate to spirituality in one form or another. I found a live recording of their Jan. 29th show in Austin earlier this year. Continue reading “MUSIC – BLISS GODDESS”
Ram Dass on Forms of Yoga (Free Stream) Continue reading Ram Dass on Forms of Yoga (Free Stream)
MORCHEEBA – Rome Wasnt Built In a Day Light and Beautiful Trip-Hop GUYS WE F****D Podcast – Why Don’t You … Continue reading PLAYLIST 006
OM – God is Good (Full Album) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEFPtG4dP0k&sns=em Esoteric Doom Metal COSMIC DISCLOSURE http://www.gaiamtv.com/seeking-truth/lp-cosmic-disclosure Inside the secret space program with … Continue reading Playlist 004 (YouTube/Soundcloud/Web) 09-09-15
MUSIC: VEZYR (CRYSTAL MANTIS) – About Human Beings http://soundcloud.com/vezyrsounds/abouthumainbeings Ambient Electronic Chill music MUSIC: REBELUTION – Feeling Alright https://soundcloud.com/rebelutionmusic/feeling-alright Californian … Continue reading Playlist 002 (Soundcloud) 09/02/15