Tag - spiritual wellness

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Does Prayer have a Prayer?

You may have read that a major study concluded that prayer has no effect on the health of the person being prayed for. Many scientists greeted the findings with cheers. They hope findings will finally put to rest all this ooga booga about the...

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Holy Humor

Someone once complained to the Indian sage Ramakrishna that one of his disciples was drunk. “But don’t you think God is drunk?” asked Ramakrishna. “How else would the universe be so crazy if God wasn’t drunk?” Maybe...

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The Gift of Service

It's that time of year when we think about giving (at least when we’re not thinking about what we want for holiday gifts) but our ideas about giving usually focus on material objects, how much they cost and what the recipients will think of us when...

Rendering Unto Caesar

As a political activist in the 1960’s, I was an avowed atheist who believed that religion was the opium of the people. Then I snapped out of it and became a spiritual activist. Now politics was the opium of the people.

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The Power Of Prayer

The comedian Emo Philips once said, “When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realized that the Lord doesn’t work that way, so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me.” A joke, yes, but a good...

Fork in the Road of Spiritual Life

At the Heart of Paradox

Anyone who takes his or her spiritual life seriously will, from time to time, dance at the heart of paradox. Along the path - any path - we inevitably run into forks in the road, marked by what appear to be contradictions and ambiguities. Our points...

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