So I shared with a friend just yesterday how I feel being in the moment is like riding a wave.

Then synchronicity arrives and I find this YouTube. (Watch it full screen!)

Your external activity should not make any difference at all to your happiness.  If it does make a difference, you’re obviously identified with something that is not you.  When you see that it doesn’t really make a difference, you won’t always be anxious to get things over with, or anxious about what’s going to happen.  B#3 – p.86

I have always appreciated the existential gaze.  Its honesty, its call to then choose. Choose life and in that choosing actualize yourself.  But the other day I realized that this staring into the absurdity, the vapid meaning making that so fills our existence, is really a higher calling.  When we are present to the uneasiness of the existential perspective we are seeing the hollowness of the narratives we frame our egoic world in, individually, collectively.  That is the first step actually in many mystical teachings.  But if we go beyond this, if we then are present to the beckoning, to see what existence always holds and offers, we come face to Face, heart to Heart, soul to Soul.  Our mind will have seen the joke and facilitated a move toward splendor.

I had used the menu, at the top of this blog, with the three categories: Monthly ThoughtsAndrew Cohen, and Hung Ying-ming as “baskets of blog posts”.  When you clicked on any of these three you were taken to that grouping posted in ascending order from the top. Andrew Cohen and Hung Ying-ming, are now essentially archives that you can still access by clicking their names here or from the menu to the left.

I now am replacing these authors with A. H. Almaas.

Welcome to the Liminal Insights

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and spiritual resources site!

 

So you know where I’m coming from:

I find that my spiritual orientation has substantial and substantive evidence/reason, as the more academic articles I’ve written attempt to explain.   This spiritual framework then contributes to a practice which philosophically can be situated within many of the tenets of Neo-Platonism, Taoism, and the psychological/spiritual work of the Ridhwan School.  I hold that honest science and sincere faith inquiries can be co-informing regarding Truth.

In short I think we need to have integrity, humility, reverence for Being in all Its forms, and compassion.

Morally we serve Reality best by considering both the depth and breadth of our actions.

(For a short overview of where I’ve been and where I’m going see these highlighted links.  More specifically see article on non-believers.)

I am using the topics under the “Pages” section at the top left, beneath the “My Personal Writings – Perspectives and Propositions”, for reader interface, where I will periodically post my personal articles and musings. These, along with the links offered to the left, will be placed under the following categories of spirituality.

Firstly it needs to be considered IF there is such a thing as spirit and how would we ascertain this at minimum and know it as foundation. This is an epistemological question. “In other words, epistemology primarily addresses the following questions: “What is knowledge?”, “How is knowledge acquired?”, “What do people know?”, “How do we know what we know?’” wikipedia The secondary consideration deals with, given what we know and how we know it, what is the nature of this Being and our being. This is a metaphysical category. “A central branch of metaphysics is ontology, the investigation into what types of things there are in the world and what relations these things bear to one another. The metaphysician also attempts to clarify the notions by which people understand the world, including existence, objecthood, property, space, time, causality, and possibility.” wikipedia Given what we might conclude from these inquiries, how then would we live and orientate ourselves to life? This category I’m labeling meaningful living.

Two additional categories will often overlap with much from the other three categories above. They are things artistic, often multi-media in form, and miscellany. That name says it all.

If you happen to look into these pages, I thank you for the effort and feedback. I will be approving comments only to keep the focus on the content of this site. Your comments will most likely be visible, unless you wish them to remain private; email those to me here: liminalinsights @ gmail . com

With appreciation for inter-quest dialogue,
Joel

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