A Seed Inside Our Soul

A Seed Inside Our Soul

Enlighten: to furnish knowledge to; to give spiritual insight to. (Merriam-Webster) This is one person’s way of enlightenment, guest blogger Tom Widdicombe.   The Fracture Where is the fracture in the…

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Inherent Greater Power

Inherent Greater Power

“What is enlightenment but simply coming to terms with the reality of your life and calling upon the Greater Power inherent within you to enable you to do this?” (from…

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Three Ways Saunas Can Promote Spiritual Growth

Three Ways Saunas Can Promote Spiritual Growth

This month’s blog is inspired by a Quora question: “What are the spiritual benefits of having a Sauna?” David Drimmel graciously guest blogs a response. Innovation is what has made…

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Time to Enlighten Up

Time to Enlighten Up

Enlightenment happens when we become aware of or learn something important we didn’t know before. This new learning comes from a source outside ourselves. Very important enlightenment has come to…

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Enlightened enlightening

Enlightened enlightening

According to Merriam-Webster, enlightenment “is the act or means of enlightening.” It is “the state of being enlightened.” The same dictionary then says enlightening “is providing or tending to provide knowledge, understanding,…

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Qualities that define Humanity

Qualities that define Humanity

  The What What are the qualities we use to define what humanity is? I’d been considering this, recalling a friend’s question about a gifted and generous woman we know:…

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Emptiness as Enlightenment

Emptiness as Enlightenment

by guest blogger Samantha West Reading a friend’s recent post about the loss of his father prompted me to examine the idea of loss within my own life and how…

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Creativity as Enlightenment

Creativity as Enlightenment

The Age of Enlightenment spanned nearly the entire 18th Century. While some historians contend that the 17th C Jewish-Dutch philosopher, Baruch Spinoza (1632-1677), paved the way for this important intellectual and philosophical…

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Enlightenment: Five Views

Enlightenment: Five Views

This month let us take a Lapham’s Quarterly approach to Enlightenment as we look at five very different individuals’ approaches to it. First up, Immanuel Kant. This calls to mind…

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There is no such thing as “enlightenment”

There is no such thing as “enlightenment”

Perhaps “enlightenment” consists of the realization that there is no such thing as “enlightenment.” What do I mean? Well I became preoccupied by this question rather unwillingly at first because…

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