This blog is the 4th installment of a series entitled "Do Your Focus Tools Work?" which can be found on the [email protected] website. This installement has been posted here with permission of the author.
A new article and book by Institute of Noetic Sciences scientists and their colleagues are shifting the field of mental health care to recognize the vital importance of spiritual experiences, beliefs and practices in psychological well-being.
Do people's spiritual and religious beliefs and practices influence their mental and emotional health?
Should psychotherapists ask about them, and pay attention to them in treatment?
Unless clients have none, or would prefer not to discuss them, the answer is yes.
If you’re like most people, your life is complex and sometimes challenging. It’s easy to feel the stresses that come with our busy days and diverse demands on our time and attention, mass distraction that pull us off our soul’s inner compass often bombard us.
College is a crucial transformative time in one’s life. It’s an incubation period for personal, social, and professional growth. Perspectives are shifted and new patterns of thinking and being emerge. One major quest is to determine what to do with the rest of your life; to figure out how are you choosing to make your mark in the world and the impact you will have.
Maybe you want to do something innovative significant, and substantial; something outside the norm. Pursuing a career in the field of consciousness research and application could be for you!
War is complicated, but peace doesn’t have to be.
Though you wouldn’t know it to look at politics and state diplomacy, there is power in simplicity, which is too often mistaken for “ease.” How many of us struggle with that difference between “knowing” and “embodying” on a daily basis? Peace, I contend, is a matter of perspective, and we can each choose to shift our hearts, minds, and actions in that direction, for ourselves and the world.
Since it began in 1994, the Science of Consciousness conference in Tucson AZ, has become the world’s largest consciousness-focused conference. Founded by philosopher David Chalmers and anesthesiologist Stuart Hameroff, its popularity and prestige reflects the growing academic recognition of the mystery presented by the conscious mind. Among the diverse views of its attendees and speakers, there is a decidedly growing openness toward deeper views of the mind.