Cutting to the Chase - Getting to the bottom of things · How to Practice · Psychotherapy

Living in the moment, or despair…. You pick

We are either "full and complete, moving in the moment", or we are in some degree of "scattered" and in some level of despair. This is like a type of "psychological rule". Moving in the moment means that we are centered and present in this moment, living in our center or core. The present sense… Continue reading Living in the moment, or despair…. You pick

Cutting to the Chase - Getting to the bottom of things · How We See the World · Serious Questions · The Basics!

Humans….. What is our purpose? Why are we here?

Humans.... Why are we here? What is our purpose? Good question..... Well, the "purpose" of soil and air and water and sunlight seems to be the nurture of living things on this planet... as a system. But was soil, air, water and sunlight "created" to do this? Is there some sort of external planner making… Continue reading Humans….. What is our purpose? Why are we here?

First Nations - Canada · First Nations - USA · Human Groups - Race, Gender Belief Distinctions · Humans - Tribes · Native American Persons, Acuvusts & Wruters · North American Aboriginals · North American History · Social Change in the 21st century · Social Order · Towards Reconciliation

Five Hundred Years of Injustice – The Doctrine of Discovery in U.S. Law

http://ili.nativeweb.org/sdrm_art.html Excerpt:In a country set up to maintain a strict separation of church and state, the Doctrine of Discovery should have long ago been declared unconstitutional because it is based on a prejudicial treatment of Native American people simply because they were not Christians at the time of European arrival. By penalizing Native people on… Continue reading Five Hundred Years of Injustice – The Doctrine of Discovery in U.S. Law

First Nations - USA · North American Aboriginals · North American History · World History

The Doctrine of Discovery And European Colonization Practices

"Utterly reprehensible"Excerpt: "Papal Bulls of the 15th century gave Christian explorers the right to claim lands they “discovered” and lay claim to those lands for their Christian Monarchs. Any land that was not inhabited by Christians was available to be “discovered”, claimed, and exploited. If the “pagan” inhabitants could be converted, they might be spared.… Continue reading The Doctrine of Discovery And European Colonization Practices

Body/Mind - How we use our resources · Contemplations · Cutting to the Chase - Getting to the bottom of things · How We See the World · Journey to WHoleness · Reality · Social Change in the 21st century · The Basics! · The Universe · The World · What does the Future Hold for Humanity?

Reality dispels superstition – dealing with populist structures Monism dispels the myths of Dualism

I would like to suggest the following...... Our physical world is built out of positive/negative dualistic physics, and human experience frames everything on that dualistic way of seeing everything (perceived good and evil)..... but we humans are also necessarily a part of the monistic oneness... (oneness at the root of it all) which our physical… Continue reading Reality dispels superstition – dealing with populist structures Monism dispels the myths of Dualism

Cutting to the Chase - Getting to the bottom of things · Gary Weber · How to Practice · Self Inquiry

Live Life Free of the Suffering of “Mind Chatter”

It IS possible to live life free of all that constant "Blah Blah Blah" of self-referential "I/Me/My" mental chattering. It is possible to live a life free of that. No. 1 - fully realize that all the problems "I" chew on, do NOT have a hold on me. (they are like ice cubes which can… Continue reading Live Life Free of the Suffering of “Mind Chatter”

How to Practice · Shikantaza is..... · Shunryu Suzuki · Soto Zen Buddhism

Shikantaza is Understanding Emptiness

Shikantaza is Understanding EmptinessBY Our beloved SHUNRYU SUZUKI Roshi.Suzuki Roshi explains that the purpose of Shikantaza — a practice commonly known as “just sitting” — is to actualize emptiness and move beyond our interpretations of reality. When we remember there is another world beyond our limited experience, we can empty ourselves of preconceived ideas and… Continue reading Shikantaza is Understanding Emptiness

Meditation - Zazen

Meditation and the slowing of age related cognitive decline

Here is a PDF form of this article - np2019-7067592Download Interesting research article regarding slowing age related cognitive decline https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6466873/ Thinking this research article has alot of interesting points relating not just to age related cognitive decline, but to the effects of meditation and attention focused activities, on our mental processes ongoing development. It seems… Continue reading Meditation and the slowing of age related cognitive decline