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YouTube -Eriks Esenvelds - Only in Sleep, by Trinity College Choir.

Conscious Life News - Acceptance Is Not Passive; It’s the Path to Peace, by Shunya Anding

America Magazine - What does it Mean to Pay Spiritual and Moral Attention to the Conflicts in Our Lives?

Evonomics - Evolving the New Economy: Tim O’Reilly and David Sloan Wilson.

Evolutionary theory meets artificial intelligence and the management of algorithms.

Uplift - What is Consciousness, by Sadhguru.

A Mystic's Perspective. ‘Consciousness’ is a highly abused word, used in many different ways. First of all, let me define what we refer to as consciousness. You are a combination of many things. As a piece of life, as a body, you are a certain amount of earth, water, air, fire, and akash or ether. And there is a fundamental intelligence that puts all these things together in a particular way to make life out of it. The same ingredients that are lying there as mud sit here as life – what an incredible transformation! There is a profound and unimaginable level of intelligence that can make simple things like air into life.

Psychotherapy and Spirituality Institute - Fight, Flight or Be Present?
How Mindfulness Can Help Us Cope With Anxious Times, by Kim Schneiderman, LCSW, MSW

Cosmos - Meditation is a bad trip for 25% of practitioners, by Nick Carne.

Male atheists contemplating taking up meditation may like to think deeply about that decision.

Spiritual Naturalist Society - Atheistic Mysticism, by Eric Steinhart.
Atheists have mystical experiences that don’t involve God. I’ll describe several examples here. Nietzsche had mystical experiences. During early August 1881, at a rock beside Silvaplana Lake, in the Swiss Alps, near Sils Maria, Nietzsche had a mystical experience. Mountain imagery plays an important role in Nietzsche’s thought. Perhaps his mystical experience was aroused by the vastness of the Alps and by reflection on the vastness of eternity.

Commonweal Magazine - Is Mysticism Normal? by Thomas Merton.What is the normal fullness of Christian sanctity? What is the spiritual ideal which we should all ordinarily seek, by making use of the graces won for us by Christ on the Cross and dispensed to us through the usual channels?

Psychology Today - Enlightenment: A Controversial Psycho-Spiritual Experience... The state of consciousness all spiritual seekers hope for. And yet wishing for enlightenment is a wonderfully paradoxical experience: craving the state of non-craving, trying for effortlessness.

Naturalism.org - What would it mean to naturalize spirituality?... By avoiding the dualism of many spiritual traditions, naturalism shows our complete connection with the world and its natural wonders, among which are to be counted ourselves.

Sutra Journal - Fritjof Capra on Science and Spirituality, by Fritjof Capra.

YouTube - The first part of Rebel Wisdom's exclusive interview with psychologist and professor Jordan Peterson - where he talks in depth about his understanding of mysticism, religion and the challenge of integrating the shadow.

Spirituality & Health - Pilgrimage as Presence, by Antonia Malchik.
The physical act of walking brings us more fully back into the present. Author Antonia Malchik shares, "Walking is what we turn to when we wish to show our devotion to our gods, and how we move when the precariousness of our precious human existence is laid bare."

BBC Future - Are spiritual beliefs an inevitable consequence of evolution? by Brandon Ambrosno.

Religion News Service - For Millennials, Mysticism Shows a Path to Their Home Faiths.

Gaia - Am I a Mystic; 10 Telltale Signs You Might be a Mystic. Have you ever wondered, “Am I a mystic?” Chances are probably not. Mysticism holds a very loose definition, which can often be complicated, confusing, and nearly impossible to express with mere words. In Mysticism, direct knowledge of spiritual truth or ultimate reality can be attained through subjective experience. Ultimate reality is something that is supreme, final, and the fundamental power in all reality. Unlike Christianity, Islam or Judaism, Mysticism is not rooted in faith, principle, dogma, or even belief. This is because you do not “believe” in Mysticism. Instead, Mystics are born.

National Review - Jean Vanier on the Importance of a ‘Healthy Belonging’; by Kathryn Jean Lopez