No Beliefs, Just Tools

“I have no need to defend my path, for I have no beliefs, only tools to open the doors of consciousness.  These I gladly share with all ready to receive them.” — Guru Tua

I hope you are able to find a teacher like this… Someone that focuses on providing tools for developing your own path.  No beliefs to bind you or blind you only tools to enlighten.  This is the essence of spiritual exploration.

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Logical Reasoning

The framework of spiritual exploration would seem to be an odd place for the study of logical reasoning.  However, critical thinking skills are essential for the spiritual explorer. The arena of spirituality is prime territory for misleading claims and tactics.  A review of logic will help you sort out the facts from the fiction. Continue reading “Logical Reasoning”

Dali Lama Shares 18 Rules of Living Life

You don’t need to join a religion to have guiding principles for life.  The Dali Lama does it without religious dogma in less than twenty statements.  That’s is considerably shorter than any of the holy books or sacred texts. Check out the wisdom in the 18 Rules of Living Life by the Dali Lama. Continue reading “Dali Lama Shares 18 Rules of Living Life”

Who’s to say that dreams and nightmares aren’t as real as the here and now?

“I believe in everything until it’s disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it’s in your mind. Who’s to say that dreams and nightmares aren’t as real as the here and now?” — John Lennon

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Religion and Your Ability to Reason

How Religious Beliefs Affect your Ability to Reason

Religions are diverse systems of philosophy and belief.  They are systems that create boundaries and restrictions, sometimes dictating values and thought.  As a result, they can affect our ability to reason. Some religions have more boundaries than others. Continue reading “Religion and Your Ability to Reason”