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December 16, 2017

#4 Better sleep

It is now well established that a good night sleep is essential for a healthy body and mind (see the recent book "Why We Sleep" by Matthew Walker). It turns out that sleep is enhanced by meditation. Not only does it help prepare the body for sleep by rel...

December 9, 2017

Ibn 'Arabi was reportedly one of history's greatest spiritual teachers. Known as "The Greatest Master," this 12th century Islamic spiritual master authored over 350 books and was known as a visionary and extraordinary spiritual teacher in his day. And, as testament to...

December 1, 2017

#3 Greater mental sharpness

Science has now shown that people who meditate demonstrate increased mental sharpness, greater ability to focus, and have better memories than those that don’t. And this isn’t just for people that have clocked tens of thousands of hours of me...

November 3, 2017

Sheikh Abdul Qadir Gilani Mosque in Baghdad

The founder of the first of the great Sufi orders, Abdul-Qadir Gilani (1077-1166), wrote an extraordinary book almost a thousand years ago called The Secret of Secrets

In this book he has a very interesting passage on the nat...

October 20, 2017

People have been grappling with the question of free will for a long time. I recently read a famous 16th Century writer's thoughts on this subject that were illuminating and I explore them in this post.

The writer, Paracelsus, was an influential figure in the histo...

October 13, 2017

#2 More sensitive to beauty and love; more compassionate

Meditation habituates the mind to recognize beauty and love and positivity. Scientists have known for some time now that neurons that fire together, wire together. Or as they like to say, the brain is capable of “...

October 6, 2017

Painting by Caravaggio depicting the moment when the resurrected Jesus reveals himself.

The great masters have consistently told us that there is an end to suffering and that the world is designed in such a way that it continually orients itself to maximize each one of...

September 21, 2017

Free Will and Destiny are two ideas that I have grappled with since they have always seemed in conflict to me. The idea that the past and the future are already written would by definition mean that we do not have free will. And yet the great masters spoke of the exist...

September 9, 2017

#1 You learn not to trust your feelings

Science is finally catching up to what the great masters of old have known all along. Meditation is good for you. Beginning in the late 1990s, the rate of scientific publications relating to meditation began to grow to the point w...

September 8, 2017

One of my biggest doubts over the years about the existence of a higher self or a greater good in the universe is the existence of horrible suffering. How can god exist or life be meant to be perfect if children die in violence or sickness? What more proof do we need t...

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