Each of us are engaged, daily, with a wide variety of responsibilities. "Adulting" can be tiresome, draining, and we might wake up in the morning and simply not want to take part in all of the 'grown up' chores that await us. I know what that is like. I've had many "jobs" that did not … Continue reading The Activating Energy of Gratitude
“In other words, you decide to act as if existence might be justified by its goodness—if only you behaved properly. And it is that decision, that declaration of existential faith, that allows you to overcome nihilism, and resentment, and arrogance. It is that declaration of faith that keeps hatred of Being, with all its attendant … Continue reading Our Field of Being – Conscious Participation
“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all others.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero Richest Blessings to all of my readers. If you are Canadian, I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and that the long weekend was a fruitful one. Obviously, the theme of thankfulness and gratitude have been present … Continue reading Gratitude and Reality
Following my previous post, I wanted to offer some thoughts surrounding what I perceive as the three plateaus of Christianity. This is an important topic for me due to the fact that Christianity has received a lot of flak from reputable (yet misguided) thinkers for many years. And in a lot of cases, the arguments … Continue reading The Three Ascending Plateaus of Christianity
When asked the question, "Who are you?", we might respond with some obvious things, like our name, our gender, our occupation, our likes and dislikes, political affiliations, etc.. If we are capable of a deeper sense of reflection, a question of this magnitude might bring us to pause, followed by a response more spiritual or … Continue reading Checking In – A Practice in Mindfulness
One of the things I really appreciate about Jordan Peterson is that he recognizes the inherent worth existent in our cultural narratives. It is no secret that the knowledge of our society is passed on through stories and narratives, holding us to traditions and ways of living that keeps the whole thing moving forward.