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What Is Salvation, Enlightenment, Awakening? Learning to Let Go…

Fr. Thomas Keating, the Trappist monk, said “Discernment is a process of letting go of what we are not.” “Discernment” is yet another word, similar in meaning to enlightenment, awakening, salvation. All of these words point to the process of “letting go,” as Keating puts it, “of what we are not.” What are we not? […]

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How to Control Your Mind and Thoughts…

Maybe you don’t have any trouble with your thoughts, but I do. Thoughts pop into my mind without my permission faster than a mosquito bites my skin on a sweltering summer afternoon. And, equally without my permission. Descartes, father of modern philosophy, pointed to both the distinguishing characteristic of human beings and to the biggest […]

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