On Finally Learning to Meditate (For a Few Seconds)

waking up meditation

If trying to meditate is impossible for you, as it was for me, then Sam Harris’s new book may provide the extra bit of clarity that will make all the difference in your efforts. [Read more...]

Why Does Stuff Exist?

Existence planet

When I was 12 or so, I asked my father what happens when you travel in space and you keep going. Is there an end, and then what? In truth, we now know that the multiplicity of possible answers is dizzying… [Read more...]

How Much Does a Heart Know?

heart child

Trust yourself, and you’ll know how to do the right thing, claims a misguided author who finds the spiritual in everything and who believes the world is in pain due to separateness. [Read more...]

Don’t Teach Kids about Heaven

Baby heaven

Live every day as though it were your last. Said by many, forgotten in the rush of daily life by many more. Yet, a mindful awareness of the fragility of life is one of the best things you can pass along to your kids. Ah, but wait. The opposite is true, according to a book entitled Heaven for Kids. . . [Read more...]

Surely You Don’t Believe You Have Free Will?!

Road Closed

Philosophers, neuroscientists, and atheists tend to agree that free will is just an illusion, but they don’t always agree on what that means for moral responsibility. Shouldn’t we all be running wild? [Read more...]


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