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Erraticus – Sentience, Not Consciousness, Is Key to the Cosmos, by Michael Jawer.

But let us recognize that sentience — the ability to feel — underlies consciousness, indeed that consciousness could not exist without the ability to feel.

Tricycle - The Thukdam Project, by Daniel Burke

Erraticus – How Deconstructing Anxiety Makes Transcendence Possible, by Todd Pressman

America, The Jesuit Review - This is Your Soul on Mysticism, by Kaya Oakes.

Mindful - How Are You Seeing the World?, by Heather Shayne Blakeslee.
The art of unhooking from your stories allows you to see what’s in front of you rather than seeing what you’re looking to see.

YouTube - What happens when a society loses mythology? Where do artists fit in?, Bill Moyers talks with Joseph Campbell

Guardian - 'Myths work because they continue to be fascinating', with Novelist Salley Vickers

Lion's Roar - The Myth of Multitasking, by Sharon Salzberg. We have the illusion that multitasking makes us more efficient, but it only makes us unhappy. Sharon Salzberg shares some tips for getting work done well without getting worked up.

Elephant Journal - The Buddhist Way to Wake the F*ck up & Really Live your Life., by Ana Verzone. Allow me to light a fire under your butt today.

Plough - The Storm, by Jane Tyson Clement.

This story is from The Secret Flower, available in paperback, ebook, and as a free audiobook.

Science and Nonduality - The Waters of Renewal, by Michael Meade. All meaningful change requires a genuine surrender. Yet, to surrender does not simply mean to give up; more to give up one’s usual self and allow something other to enter and redeem the lesser sense of self.

Spiritual Naturalist Society - Religious Myth in Spiritual Naturalism, by Gregory Gronbacher.

Uplift - The Science of Intention by Miranda Weindling. Recognizing the power behind our intentions.

Closer to Truth - Can Moral Theory Affect Deep Ontology

Normally, if we have a belief system, such as a particular religion, some kind of morality follows. Can the direction of causation go in reverse? If we commit to a particular morality, whether absolute or relative, are there implications for ultimate reality? Can morality say anything about the deep nature of the world?

Lion's Roar - How to Practice Walking Meditation, by Leslie Booker. In the four foundations of mindfulness, as laid out in the famed Satiphatthana Sutta, the Buddha offers four postures for practicing meditation:

Spirituality & Health - Memento Mori: A Prsactice for Living, by Anna Nussbaum Keating.

Plough Magazine - Caring for Our Common Home, by Sam Ewell.
To treat creation, from worms to banana peels to neighbors, as if your life depends on it.

Nautilus - This is Your Brain on Silence, by Daniel A. Gross and Illustrated by Leonard Peng.
Contrary to popular belief, peace and quiet is all about the noise in your head.

Elephant Journal - It’s Okay to Want to Live a Slow & Quiet Life, by Amanda Whitworth

Get Pocket (Naulitus) - What This Drawing Taught Me About Four-Dimensional Spacetime, by Stephon Alexander. My aim as a theoretical physicist is to unite quantum theory with Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity. While there are a few proposals for this unification, such as string theory and loop quantum gravity, many roadblocks to a complete unification remain.

Uplift - Science Validates Collective Intention, by Jacob Devaney. Can thought, intention, and emotion influence the physical world? Many people believe that they can, but scientific models for testing and quantifying this idea often fall short.

Awaken - Does Consciousness Prevade the Universe?by Gareth Cook with Philosopher Philip Goff.

Relevant - 3 Ways to Grow Spiritually We Don't Hear Enough About,by Aundi Kolber.

Psychology Today - The Varieties of Mystical Experience, by Ralph Lewis M.D. A mystic is anyone who has the gnawing suspicion that the apparent discord, brokenness, contradictions, and discontinuities that assault us every day might conceal a hidden unity.” — Rabbi Lawrence Kushner

Science and Nondaulity - A Great Leap in Being, with Brian Swimme. In order to understand the nature of our universe as well as the role SAND is performing with respect to the evolution of the universe, it is helpful to remember that seven million years ago we were identical to chimpanzees. Think of building San Francisco with the consciousness of a chimp. Take it further. Four billion years ago our planet was molten rock. That molten rock became chimpanzees.

Science & Nonduality - The Kiss We Have Always Wanted, by Ajaya Sommers.

One Country - Perspective: Identity and the search for a common human purpose, by Matthew Weinberg.
At the heart of human experience lies an essential yearning for self-definition and self-understanding. Developing a conception of who we are, for what purpose we exist, and how we should live our lives is a basic impulse of human consciousness.

Earth Beat - Smithsonian exhibit connects spirituality and ecology of the American buffalo, by Menachem Wecker. Walking through the several small rooms that comprise the Smithsonian American Art Museum's exhibit "Picturing the American Buffalo: George Catlin and Modern Native American Artists", it's easy to empathize with the buffalo.

Elephant Journal -When It's Not Your Body, But Your Soul That's Tired, by Alex Myles.