It seems to be either thought of as a kind of dark, ethereal and vague mystery that can never be really known, or as an impractical and vain lofty exercise that can never truly be achieved, at least in this life.
Jason Silva is a wild and passionate philosopher, futurist, speaker, and TV host. He has a lot of interesting things to say. In the below video he freestyles his way through talking about humanity as gods and worms, Tolstoy, the Infinite, consciousness, transfiguration, existential panic, meditation, self-inquiry, breathing, being born again, the Light, out-of-body experience, our inner divinity, grace, ecstasy, the self, the Self, piercing the veil, and Tillich. Continue reading “Jason Silva on The Infinite”
There are many techniques, methods, steps, instructions, guides, gurus, books, and so forth that teach meditation. Some people might get lost. Below is a simple animation, narrated by Dan Harris, author of 10% Happier (which is a great book about meditation), and animated by Katy Davis, which describes the practice that reaps many benefits in life. Continue reading “How to Meditate – An Animation”
There is a term that the scriptures use to refer to something in us that separates us from God. It is called the “natural man,” or at times the “carnal mind.” What is this? And how can a correct understanding of it help us commune with and become one with God? Continue reading “What is the “Natural Man”?”
The word contemplation usually brings to mind someone thinking deeply about something. Perhaps similar to pondering something, or meditating upon a thought or subject matter. But this modern meaning is not what the word used to mean. Continue reading “The Meaning of Contemplation”