Foremost, this post was inspired by a conversation I had with my friend and mentor Coach Be coupled with watching the “Marley documentary”. Coach Be and I were talking about his passion for helping people eat better (these days getting people to do what is in their best long term interest is a hard sell.) A few hours later I happened upon Marley, an amazing and inspirational documentary about the most famous human being… ever. I asked myself, “What would Marley do? Continue reading
Recently I saw an ad for ChristianMingle.com with the slogan “Find God’s Match for You.” My first reaction was a tinge of outrage for this seemingly unethical and immoral marketing ploy. However, their possible blasphemy lead to a question: Why don’t we search for our “true” religion in the same way we search for our “true” love? Most of us have found our current religion in the same archaic way that was used to find a mate; Mom and dad arranged it. Continue reading
The purpose of all of the world’s religions is to move us away from negative impulses and towards internal peace. The only difference between the religions is the method in which they lead us to this goal. These differences are necessary in order to accommodate the various ways we are motivated towards change. Continue reading
Yesterday, I was skimming a borrowed Jehovah’s Witness journal called “Awake” and was intrigued by an article, “Is Atheism on the March?” The article defends against an assertion which is believed by most atheists.
Historically and currently would the world be a better place if religion never existed? Continue reading
So… I was having a religious conversation with a friend. She’s a Christian and not very tolerant of other religions. She truly believes that Jesus is the only way and all other religions are false. I view religious books as just books that contain knowledge and wisdom. Some are more practical and others more imaginative but to me all are just really interesting books. I asked her this question and I ask you (the reader) the same. Are you (insert your religion here) because your family and friends are that religion? Do other religions seem foreign and strange because you are not accustomed to hearing them. If you substituted a nonsense word like Abuntu for Jesus, would Christianity sound like a strange pagan religion too? Continue reading
Ancient cultures recognized that sex is one of the great creative forces which can only be truly appreciated by exploring its full potential. Tantra like yoga or Zen is a path to enlightenment which heightens and extends the special bond which exist between lovers during love making. Intercourse in Tantric sex has incredible spiritual meaning. An orgasm is seen a cosmic or divine experience. The Tantric teachers believe that sex should not just be a physical sensation but should be considered a deeply spiritual experience. In Tantra there is no specific physical goal in love making. There is just the experience of giving love and receiving love back. Continue reading
Is worshiping Jesus sacrilegious? Continue reading