"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." - Albert Einstein
The analytical brain, i.e. our ability to reason, analyze, think logically and draw conclusions, has been the human species greatest blessing and curse at the same time.
While it has given us the ability to modify our environment deeply in order to adapt it to our goals, and to increase our creat
As I spend time in spiritual groups, and with religious, scientific or just common people, I notice a recurring trend. People tend to elect leaders that represent their goals, ambitions, expectations, and place these leaders essentially on a pedestal. Whether it is a political leader, a religious leader, a scientific leader, these people are often credited with abnormal, if not even super-human attributes, are viewed as somehow better or superior to the norm, and are in some
We've all heard it from psychologists and spiritual gurus, you need to set your boundaries, especially if you are in unhealthy relationships or you suffer from codependency or related. The problem with this teaching is that the word that is used to describe this concept suggests a meaning which is the exact opposite of the intended idea.
When we think of boundaries we think of limits and divisions. We think of a space which one person occupies and the space of another and w
When it comes to anti-religion scientist-debaters, there is no doubt that the distinction between science and religion is cut and clear, and that only through the scientific method we will ultimately find the truths that will serve us to evolve as a species in a better world.
According to these scientific studies, however, this claim could not be further from the truth, and indeed it explains a lot of the unexplained interest in religion that such scientists find mysterious
We'd all like to think that given any situation, story, setting, our moral judgement is so good that we can always perceive what is right or wrong in that setting without error. Obviously if that were the case there wouldn't be so many immoral events in this world. So what is wrong with this perspective?
Firstly, we make two huge assumptions. The first assumption is that our perception of that event, story, situation is complete and sufficient to draw a moral conclusion. T
C'e' un parallelo innegabile tra il cibo che consumiamo ed i rapporti che abbiamo con le persone. Non e' un caso che si parli di 'rapporto con il cibo', le due cose sono analoghe su tanti livelli. Ci sono cibi che danno delle sensazioni stimolanti molto belle temporaneamente, ma che fanno cio' attraverso un'effetto drogante, come ad esempio gli zuccheri raffinati o il junk food. Questa bella sensazione dopo un certo periodo di tempo si dissipa, e anzi andiamo a sentire la sen
When we struggle to heal hurt caused by a relationship with someone we sooner or later will encounter the friend, guide or guru who tells us that we will only be at peace if we forgive that person.
It sounds simple when put in words, but what they fail to mention is that forgiveness is the natural result of a deep, long and difficult inner work that leads to integrating all of the shadows that were triggered in that relationship and that led us to hurt. This is no easy task.
Cari lettori e lettrici, non vi ho abbandonato. Avrete notato come vi ho lasciato tra il Nepal e la Polonia, andando nel mio paese di origine in Italia, e poi sono sparita per un po'. Come ho menzionato, gran parte del motivo di questo viaggio e' stata la mia crescita emotiva, e sono tornata in Italia anche per affrontare delle ombre che mi sentivo pronta ad affrontare. Questo processo va un po' a cipolla. All'inizio, dopo aver imparato le tecniche di meditazione, si inizian
You would think that the worst part about rape for a victim is the rape episode itself. That is excruciatingly painful experience, to say the least, which in itself takes an incredible amount of energy and effort to heal, but no, you're far from it. The worst part about being raped is not the rape. The worst part about the rape is not even dealing with the feelings of intense shame, guilt, denial that will hunt you for days, months or a life time associated with the trauma of