Friday, April 15, 2016

Meditation & Eclectic Spirituality, Volume 8

I wrote Sunburned: A Blog Series About Spirituality while doing research for War & Grace, the final installment in my epic fantasy trilogy Daughter of Light. Neither the book nor the series is about meditation, they are about consciousness ... and I suppose, a spirituality/worldview beyond the commonly accepted religions that claim our present world ... ummm ... attention and devotions. But ... so ... anyway, meditation IS a great way of experiencing, exploring, and evolving your own personal consciousness ... thus, I've been posting links to articles about meditation (and spirituality) from around the web every Friday.


Meditation not limited to Buddhist spirituality: I am not sure who Michelle Conover is (sorry!) but the salient point is: Many people of all faiths throughout the world meditate — even atheists.

Spiritual but not religious?: The highlight of this piece? I had no idea that "spiritual but not religious" had become an acronym: SBNR

Science finally proves that meditation helps make your body markedly less stressed: It's all about changes in the neural networks: Scans from the group that meditated showed greater measures of connectivity through parts of the brain associated with calmness and stress.

5 Ideal Yoga Destinations in India: Some of these were just added to my: To Visit Someday list!

Why Science is Ultimately Spiritual, and Vice Versa: This is the future. Period.

No matter where science and spirituality go, their ultimate unity is inescapable. That realization is likely to grow more powerful in the coming years, as physics and cosmology are taken to the very horizon of dimensionless being.

Why insurance should cover meditation: Yep. Uh-huh. Not just cost-effective, also life-effective.

Meditating on life: Getting down to the basics.

A Blog Series About Spirituality

If you'd like to submit a link for a Friday post, please email me at Heidi _ g @ comcast . net, thanks!