“If you could have Soren Kierkegaard over for Thanksgiving, what do you suppose he would say?”
In todays special Thanksgiving podcast and post, I use a little creative license to describe three levels of thanks which I have expunged from Kierkegaard’s work; “A Sickness Unto Death.” Strap on your existential thinking cap, because the turkey day conversation is going to the deep end.
Join me now as this post reveals just how far the modern mind has drifted in its ability to comprehend, yet alone appreciate, the thoughts of this philosopher. Perhaps it will perk your interest in rediscovering ideas for which the modern world has forgotten.
“Do you ever feel like you just can’t get a moment’s peace? Have you tried meditation or medication and still can’t find rest?
In today’s podcast and post we continue our series in Hebrews with a look what the author calls “Rest” and the prescription for entering it. In order to understand this, we must first deconstruct, just as the author does, our religious framework which obscures and even prevents us from finding peace.
Join me now as we see beyond our surface level attempts at peace and rest and discover why they ultimately fail and why the author of our study may be on to something from which our world could truly benefit.
“Do you think most people actually know themselves? The answer may surprise you.
Our feeds are constantly being bombarded with people who are “proud of who they are” or who are proclaiming that they are true to themselves, but how can a person who succumbed to their own impulses know anything of their true self? In today’s podcast and post we explore what it means to forget who we truly are.
Join me now as we see beyond the claims of our fictional persona’s and uncover just how bad our amnesia really is.
“Is it possible you are living in despair and cannot perceive it?
Soren Kierkegaard said that the world lives in despair, refusing to become a self. If that is true then the lives that most people live are more about fiction, pretense, and self-delusion than they are about authenticity and ultimate reality. When I look at every strata of society, this is exactly what I see. In today’s podcast and post we begin a series entitled “Launch your Life” with a look at the question: “What is my life?”
Join me now as we see beyond our bodies and the way we spend our time to explore if we are ready to receive reality as it actually is, not as it is for us.
“The world is opening back up, have you done the same?”
Spring is here, the economy and plight of humanity has reached the breaking point and people are easing back into life. For over two months, most of the world has been locked inside, and now we must take an inventory of how we handled this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
In today’s podcast and post, I will ask four key questions that will probe whether or not we squandered this unique opportunity. Did we get carried along by our impulses, emotions, and the media? Or did we navigate the storm with our bearings on true North? Join me now as we deconstruct the soul which we are bringing back to the world.
Most people are pretending the world will go back to normal in a few weeks. While I suppose that’s possible, the magnitude of the effects of this global pandemic have yet to be fully realized. This means that our two favorite institutions (science and government) are not likely to stave off the suffering of millions.
In todays podcast and post, I’ll share the process of exile and share why now is the time to put off our fear and follow a deeper, truer voice than that of institutional power. Join me now as we see beyond the pandemic into the exile which can rebuild a new world.
“Have you ever noticed that most people are not very good at religion?”
Today we return exclusively to the Podcast world and examine how even though we hear religious people talking, blogging and posting, about the issues facing our world, when we get behind the scenes, most are not very religious at all.
This may end up being a good thing for the world. Join me now as we see beyond Oz’s curtain and all the religious containers in favor of a universal faith that can be shared and accessed by everyone, even those who suck at religion.
We all know something about crying because we all have a cry within us. In this podcast and post we will explore crying first from the scientific perspective, and then we will go beyond what science can offer. We will discover that crying is a portal that opens up a dimension that is easily missed. I will define what a cry really is, and the reason why we all cry. For those like me who rarely have a “crying event”, this post will open up a perspective that proves just how much we actually cry and why we do it. Don’t assume you already know this. This one is not to be missed.
Last week I proved the existence of non-physical reality. In this weeks post and podcast we go deeper by examining the interplay between the physical (body) and the non-physical (soul) by looking at our bodies. We err when our dualistic mind forces us to pick whether we are a body without a soul or a soul trapped in a body. We are a hybridization of both limitless spirit within a limited body and the design is interdependence. The limitations of our body are purposed to develop our soul and the soul shapes the works of the body. Unfortunately, religion turns this into behavior modification or sin management. Nonetheless, there remains an icon for us in the Christian story to view ultimate humanity. The interplay between body and soul is both the cause of all suffering and the healing of the world. What will it be for you?