Where does the fear of being wrong come from? Why do our unchecked minds find the need to separate our individual selves from the unity that is found in oneness?
Marcus Aurelius was the Roman Emperor from 161 to 180 AD and the book Meditations includes his personal reflections on Stoic philosophy.
The psychological term cognitive dissonance has always intrigued me. Cognitive relates to the mind, which is to say thinking and processing. Dissonance is the opposite of harmony in that it involves disturbance caused by the clashing of two things.
My first introduction to any spiritual or religious teachings outside of Christianity came during an “Introduction to Buddhism” class that I took in college. Taking this class ended up being one of the best spiritual decisions I could have ever made.
If love and fear are just parts of the whole, then why do the emotions associated with love feel pleasant and those that come out of fear feel uncomfortable?
Oneness is a an incredibly relevant topic right now. Yesterday a new President was inaugurated. It doesn’t matter to me what your political beliefs are and this blog ain’t gonna go there, but I trust we can all agree that the people of our nation appear to be divided.