Knowledge Opens Up The Path
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Are You Awake?
It’s quite amazing to realize that we’re snoozing a lot of the time during our day, snoozing in the sense of being caught up in “waking dreams”. Waking dreams distract us and leave us caught in daily cycles of recurring and worrisome thoughts, feelings and worries. This not only limits the quality of our life but also leave us prone to problems of all kinds, including health problems. There is an art and science to “staying awake”. We can learn how to be mindful and aware and so avoid being dragged into dream like story lines that distract, confuse and stress us out. Then we drop into our deeper identity and discover who we really are and what we truly want and love. That’s the foundation for a life well-lived, loved and understood.
Midlife Blues: How to Avoid Unnecessary Stress, Anxiety And Depression
Midlife is a very special time of life. But if we don’t have an accurate perspective on what midlife really is, it can throw us into a good deal of stress, anxiety and depression. Our culture mistakenly regards the turmoil of middle as a “crisis”. But in truth it’s a crossroads, a time of choice, challenge and change. Midlife can be uncomfortable because the identity we developed and operated from in the first half of life starts to feel shaky and uncertain. Why? Not because something is wrong, but because our “deeper identity” is making a grab for the steering wheel. The dress rehearsal is over and our “soul” wants to drive us into a second half of life script that allows us to experience what really makes life worth living.
REVISIONING SPIRITUALITY: Rethinking Spiritual Teachers, Spiritual Betrayal and Spiritual Knowledge
Spiritual knowledge is higher knowledge, knowledge gleaned from the deepest levels of direct experience. Today we need spiritual knowledge more than ever, knowledge beyond any religious tradition, sectarian concerns, beliefs, dogma, doctrine or creed. Most people today sense that something is wrong. We need spiritual knowledge to solve our problems and to secure the survival of our species. Yet most people are unaware that profound spiritual knowledge exists because it is trapped in obsolete forms that block visibility and access. Spiritual teachers who posture as Divine Right Monarchs not only cause harm to many people but they also prevent authentic spiritual knowledge from entering into the stream of life. New and more democratic ways of holding, testing and disseminating spiritual knowledge are begging to be born.
Doctors and Hospitals—Health Risks and Dangers: How to Avoid Serious Health Care Risks and Prevent Stress Hormone-Driven Anxiety, Depression, Heart Disease and Cancer
America has a sick care system—you get sick, then you’re treated and the “treatment” can be pretty risky and fraught with danger. Doctors and hospitals are the third leading cause of death in the U.S., and the American drug industry sells illnesses to make a ton of money marketing risky drugs. Many health problems that limit and kill people before their time are really “equipment breakdowns” caused by the chronic wear and tear of stress hormones. That’s why the World Health Organization identified stress as the #1 health problem in the developed world. Stress hormones drive anxiety, depression and panic as well as heart disease, diabetes and cancer. You can learn how to lower your stress hormone levels and flush them out of your blood and tissues.
Insomnia: Why You Can’t Get a Good Night’s Sleep and Exactly What You Need to Do About It
Not 1 in 20,000 insomnia sufferers know the scientific facts about why they are having trouble getting to sleep, staying asleep or both. Sleep studies show that something is interfering with the proper activation and functioning of our “sleep machinery” and as a consequence we’re often dog-tired after a bad night’s sleep. Good sleep is as necessary for health, well being and longevity as is nutritious food. Our great grandparents slept 90 minutes more a night than we do and we’re paying the price. “Sleep medications” carry bizarre side effects including driving while unconscious, hallucinations and suicide. We can learn exactly what to do to safely get our sleep machinery to work at high levels so we can sleep like a baby again.