Category Archives: Contemplation, monastacism, shamanism, spirituality, prayer, and such

Thoughts on relaxation . . . to rejuvenation . . . to contemplation

Here’s a thought I had: I have been putting great emphasis on relaxing recently.  I feel that it is very important and healthy and can lead to deeper things.  Because of this, I tend to have certain viewpoints about it … Continue reading

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More thoughts on contemplation – its nature, its association with the womb, and other aspects associated with it

I’ve spoken of contemplation before.  I’m not sure if I have already spoken of these things below.  At any rate, these are some more thoughts on it: HOW IT BEGAN FOR ME The phenomena of contemplation has always mystified me.  To … Continue reading

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Going beyond “screen sickness” – the “imagery dilemma” – conflicts between the self and “image”

In a previous article I spoke of what I called “screen sickness” (see Some initial thoughts on “screen sickness” – a new form of “mis-adaption” and “mis-growth” – conflicts with the real world).  I would even go further and speak of “imagery … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the progression of spirituality from primitive to mass society – the ‘conditions of spirituality’

Here is a thought I had: STAGES OF PROGRESSION I said that, in regard to spirituality, there were some interesting stages in the progression from primitive society to mass society.  I see six stages: Participation Devotion Achievement Thought Creations Stagnation … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the struggle with awareness and its effects

Here’s a thought I had: I have always felt that there is a struggle with being aware when we are born.  For some, the residue of this continues for a big part of our life.  In fact, it seems to … Continue reading

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Thoughts on my statement: “I am not knowledge” – aspects of knowledge in relation to the self and the importance of intuition

Recently, I have been finding that I feel particularly dumb in life.  Its like I don’t know anything.  I look at all that I thought, and think, and it all looks ridiculous and naïve in a way . . . its just a bunch … Continue reading

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Thoughts on different aspects of the “beauty of nature”

I have always loved nature.  Most people, though, tend to think that this is for the physical and pleasant beauty of nature.  I disagree.  I agree that nature can have a pleasant beauty at times.  I also think that there is a … Continue reading

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