I was racing for a meeting about merging interests of physicians and chaplains when I saw a sign that read: “Mindful Conference this way.” I wondered if the spiritual mindfulness that I practiced was part of that conference's discussion.
“Meditation is as important as lifting weights and being out here on the field for practice,” said Russell Okung. “It’s about quieting your mind and getting into certain states where everything outside of you doesn’t matter in that moment. There are so many things telling you that you can’t do something, but you take those thoughts captive, take power over them and change them.”
In 1936, Albert Einstein received a letter from a sixth-grade girl asking him if he prayed. His answer, although perhaps not as direct as it could have been, provides a compelling if unintentional definition of the word “prayer.”
In order to find the secret to good health, it is important to first identify the source of goodness. Basing health on this source ensures that health is included, as an integral, inseparable part of goodness; and thus good health is established as a matter of course. Practically all religions, and many advanced schools of thought and philosophy acknowledge God, or the divine Being as the source of all goodness. This being the case, it stands to reason that when health is based on God, or Divinity, there must be a beneficial resultant effect. Yet, many people of faith, and those who live good, moral lives, may struggle with health issues.
A regular Joe was driving home to be with his family after a hard day. He came upon a beat-up, broken-down car along the side of the road. This average guy, whose name was actually Jim, didn’t hesitate to stop and see what help he could give to the stranger standing nearby.
Ah, the heart. Though considered the engine that runs the body, it’s metaphorically the very center of a man’s concept of himself. It’s as if that’s where soul, intelligence, courage, emotion, and intention are found. It’s the “place” from which we love.
Viel bekomme ich von den Olympischen Winterspielen in Sotchi nicht mit. Aber ich sehe mir im Fernsehen abends gern die Bilder des Tages an. Mir werden die Medaillengewinner des Wettkampftages vorgestellt. Egal ob Skispringer, Abfahrtsläufer, Biathleten oder Freestyle Sloper - sie strahlen, winken, jubeln, egal wie anstrengend der Wettkampf gewesen sein mag.
The recent release of documentary movie, “The Chicken Manure Incident,” shines an uncomfortable light on the city of Abbotsford, BC, which like many Lower Mainland communities is wrestling with the problems of poverty and homelessness. When city workers unceremoniously dumped a truckload of chicken manure all over a homeless camp near the city’s downtown core, it fueled national embarrassment for the city and increased mistrust and anger on all sides.