Dear America: Are You Ready to Grow Up?

Adults who are in charge of operating big things like countries in a complex world do this: Identify facts. Assess risk. Formulate strategies. Execute. Until now, there seems to have been any number of things preventing us from biting the bullet and growing up. How much suffering can be averted if we choose differently?

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The God Capsule: Can Psychedelics Prove a Biological Basis for Spirituality?

For a long time in western culture, transcendent consciousness was tightly linked with characters on the spiritual fringe: visionary prophets, ascetic sages, and ecstatic poets. Mystical states were like lightning bolts…

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Meditation expert tells us what the science really says and why multitasking is a ‘myth’

So you fell asleep easily enough, but now it’s 3 a.m. Your mind is spinning, and rest is elusive. You’re reliving every foolish or embarrassing thing you did in the past 24 — or 48 or 72 — hours, and that is a lot of material to run through. And you simply can’t stop. Except maybe…

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For Native Americans, a river is more than a ‘person,’ it is also a sacred place

By Rosalyn R. LaPier, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, The University of Montana. Colorado River. AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File The environmental group Deep Green Resistance recently filed a first-of-its-kind legal suit against the state of Colorado asking for personhood rights for the Colorado River…

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Brain Imaging Reveals Neural Roots of Caring

TEHRAN (FNA)- When others suffer, we humans empathize. Our feelings of empathy take different forms, such as distress when we imagine and internalize someone’s pain and compassion as we sympathize with their condition. These different feelings involve distinct patterns of brain activity, according to a study. Feelings of empathy may seem subtle and personal, but this…

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Thousands of Americans to stage anti-bigotry rally

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Rally sponsors include more than 20 organisations representing the three monotheistic regions, as well as the Buddhist, Sikh, Hindu, and Bahai communities.

The initiative comes at a time when anti-Muslim sentiment is high, in part driven by the rhetoric of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who has called for the banning of foreign Muslims from the United States.

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Understanding God’s gift of awe

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Regardless of what our material senses may try and tell us, awe is not a chemical reaction but a wholly spiritual response to the infinite ways in which God’s love for his/her creation is expressed. It is, as Eddy writes, Love, or God, reflected in love – that extraordinary mashup of wonderment, reverence, and gratitude that words alone will never be able to express.

Try as we might to see this with our eyes or somehow hear this with our ears, ultimately it can only be understood as we adopt a more spiritual view of reality.

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