While doing some research for War & Grace, the final installment in my epic fantasy trilogy Daughter of Light, I wrote Sunburned: A Blog Series About Spirituality. Daughter of Light is placed in a cosmology that is more quantum based and metaphysical, one that values the primacy of evolving consciousness. Although I've long known how Melia's journey would end, the nuances needed to be hashed out. Considering how our human view of religion and spirituality has evolved over the centuries helped me formulate the arc of this last installment, and now that I'm deep into the writing of the first draft, I'm getting really excited about it.
In the meantime, I've been posting weekly links to meditation (& ecletic) spirituality things around the web ... because I believe it really is all about evolving our consciousness and meditation is one of the best ways to do that!
'Billions' Co-Creater Brian Koppelman on Why the Shows Main Characters Meditate: Take the time to listen to Dan Harris's 45-minute interview with Brian Koppelman. It's a great conversation comparing two popular types of meditation and ... the idea that meditation might not necessarily make you kinder but just might help you be "more of who you are".
This is Why Meditation Makes You Feel Better: And it has nothing to do with the opiod receptors in your brain! Love the definition of meditation: The mindful art of doing nothing but sitting still!
The Big Quiet is Bringing Meditate to the Masses: Did you make it to the meditation party in New York City's Central Park last year?
Silence is Golden: the art of meditation and inner stillness: Can't sit cross-legged? Sitting upright supported on a chair or lying on a comfortable surface is perfectly acceptable.
Is meditation better for you than exercise?: I'd rather do both.
How Running and Meditation Change the Brains of the Depressed: Like I said, both.
Deepak Chopra's Top 8 Meditation Tips: Yes, trying to stop your thoughts is a thought!