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  • Why We Suffer

    07/17/2021 6:43:06 AM PDT · by rebuildus · 16 replies
    Old School ^ | 7/17/21 | Patrick Rooney
    Recently I realized that I think way too much about what I’m going to say to people who cause me, to be honest, just a mild inconvenience! It’s a clue to an issue that isn’t fully worked out yet. I remember being at a park one day when I was a boy. My brother was there, too, and another boy. I was smiling, and I believe it was the other boy who asked me, “Why are you smiling?” I was just happy to be alive. Apparently that boy had already had his happiness snatched away. Mine would get snatched soon...
  • Object of Meditation Matters. People with depression who have been taught mindfulness and meditation do not always get better. Why not?

    09/08/2020 10:30:07 AM PDT · by fishtank · 21 replies
    Creation - Evolution Headlines ^ | 9-6-2020 | David Coppedge
    Object of Meditation Matters. People with depression who have been taught mindfulness and meditation do not always get better. Why not? September 6, 2020 | David F. Coppedge Depression is skyrocketing among young adults during the pandemic, Live Science reports. It is essential, therefore, to learn what kinds of therapy work, and which do not. Some commonly-prescribed cures may be worse than the disease. Photos: Illustra Media, “In the Image of God” Mindfulness is the art of paying close attention to your thoughts. Meditation, as taught by secular psychologists, often includes mindfulness. Clare Wilson at New Scientist announced, “Mindfulness and...
  • Why Did Free Republic Remove My Post (The REAL Way to COURAGE)?

    07/19/2020 8:39:29 AM PDT · by rebuildus · 48 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7/19/20 | Patrick Rooney
    Note: This is an "Unlisted" video--meant for the consideration of my brothers and sisters on Free Republic. I'm a long-time Freeper (20 years +), and love the site. I have great respect for Jim Robinson, and some others here. But something is missing these days at FR. Is it connected to the erosion of Christianity in our culture? I had a post pulled recently, and have had a lot of pushback lately regarding some basic truths that should NOT be controversial. Now I see that last night's post was pulled. Why did the Mods remove it? ("The Real Way To...
  • The REAL Way to COURAGE (VIDEO)

    07/18/2020 4:07:51 PM PDT · by rebuildus · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7/18/20 | Patrick Rooney
    Patrick Rooney, Founder of Old School™, discusses what true courage is, and how to obtain it. Are you looking for the real deal? Then you've come to the right place!
  • Our Pain In Isolation Presents A Chance For Spiritual Re-Awakening

    06/20/2020 12:50:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 20, 2020 | Lewis M. Andrews
    Amidst the loneliness and suffering caused by the extended lockdowns, Americans have an opportunity to reconnect with their Creator. It seems to be part of human nature to postpone, for as long as possible, a realistic appraisal of looming catastrophe. At the start of the U.S. Civil War, both sides were so certain of a short, bloodless conflict that the first battle at Manassas was attended by hundreds of holiday picnickers from nearby Washington. Some sipped champagne, hoping to catch a glance what they assumed would be fleeting hostilities.The initial U.S. response to COVID-19 followed a similar pattern, as many...
  • Stillness for Health

    03/06/2020 6:21:40 AM PST · by rebuildus · 9 replies
    Old School ^ | 3/6/20 | Patrick Rooney
    “…I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts…”—Hebrews 8:10 KJV No moving parts. This is a theme that has run through me for a long time. I’ve always intuitively known that—though physical movement is crucial for human existence—internal movement wears us down mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. So our aim should be to “move or die,” like the shark. But move as little as possible on the inside. What do I mean by that? A Magical Childhood Discovery As a child, I discovered—as many, perhaps most children do—the magical power of internal observation. I clearly...
  • Buddhist Indoctrination Invades Public Schools Across America

    10/29/2019 5:26:52 PM PDT · by Farcesensitive · 72 replies
    Freedom Project Media ^ | October 21, 2019 | Alex Newman
    Buddhist indoctrination and meditation techniques are being forced on government-school children across America under the harmless-sounding term “mindfulness,” sparking a growing wave of opposition and legal challenges. Critics said imposing it in public education is not just wrong, but illegal as well. Children as young as 5 are being ordered to participate. While the controversial program claims to be a “secularized” version of Buddhist practices that have traditionally been viewed as occult and dangerous by Christians, critics are nevertheless sounding the alarm. And despite claims of being “secular,” it does not take much digging beneath the surface to detect the...
  • Relaxation in these Heady Days

    09/15/2019 12:28:20 AM PDT · by Texan4Life · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9/15/19 | Yellow Brick Cinema - Relaxing Music
    Deep Sleep Music 24/7, Relaxing Music, Sleeping, Insomnia, Calm Music, Relax, Spa, Study, Sleep - Yellow Brick Cinema’s relaxing sleep music videos provide peaceful music to help you fall asleep fast. If you can’t sleep, use this sleeping music in the background as calm music for soothing relaxation or as meditation music after a busy day at work. Our music for sleep is ideal relaxation music and stress relief music. Whether you want calming music for a power nap or refreshing sleep meditation music, Yellow Brick Cinema’s relaxing sleep music will support you. Of course, to fall asleep fast, our...
  • How Buddhist meditation kept the Thai boys calm in the cave

    07/10/2018 8:59:18 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 30 replies
    Vox ^ | 07/10/18 | Eliza Barclay
    When the 12 Thai boys who were trapped in a cave and were rescued one by one were first discovered by British divers a week ago, they were reportedly meditating. “Look at how calm they were sitting there waiting. No one was crying or anything. It was astonishing,” the mother of one of the boys told the AP, referring to a widely shared video of the moment the boys were found. Turns out that their coach, Ekapol Chanthawong, who led them on a hike into the cave when it flooded on June 23, trained in meditation as a Buddhist monk...
  • Zen and the Art of Sailing: My Excellent Zen Experience in California 1978

    06/20/2018 4:08:50 PM PDT · by poconopundit · 68 replies
    A Free Republic Vanity ^ | June 20, 2018 | PoconoPundit
    I’m going to relay a one-time experience I had with Zen meditation when I was in my early 20’s. I didn’t need to visit Japan for this experience: Zen came to me in the form of a 2-day weekend retreat held in San Diego.  The event was held in a large two-or-three floor neighborhood house facing out on lovely Balboa Park with its large trees.   I gained much from this meditation retreat, and I would definitely encourage others to give it a go.   Before attending this retreat, I’d read that it may take a Zen monk many years to...
  • The Sounds of Silence

    02/23/2018 6:17:05 PM PST · by tiredofallofit · 11 replies
    Running Away From My Church Blog ^ | 2/23/2018 | Robert Messner
    I am currently in the midst of a fiery trial. The events of the past six months have tested my faith like never before. I had always heard about people going through storms like this one; I just never realized how bad it could get. Thanks be to God, all is not lost. I am not lost. The wind and the waves are finally abating. And I am thankful for the many valuable lessons I have learned throughout the ordeal. One of these important lessons has been on the importance of silence. Have you ever tried being silent for a...
  • Don’t Think, Look! A Meditation on the Need for the Mystical

    07/18/2016 8:13:07 AM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-17-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Don’t Think, Look! A Meditation on the Need for the Mystical Msgr. Charles Pope • July 17, 2016 • Our intellect is our greatest strength and one of our greatest blessings, yet almost nothing gets us into as much trouble. Our strength is also our struggle. We think we know a few things, and indeed we do—a very few things.The greatest intellects, if they have wisdom and humility, know this. St. Thomas Aquinas famously said,In finem nostrae cognitionis Deum tamquam ignotum cognoscimus. (At the end of our knowledge we know God as unknown.) (In Boetium de Trinitate, q. 1,...
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 26 [Prayer and Meditation]

    04/26/2017 8:41:00 AM PDT · by OneVike · 3 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomoin - Copied by Hezekia's Men
    Proverb 26 (NKJV) Honor Is Not Fitting for a Fool 01 As snow in summer and rain in harvest, 00 So honor is not fitting for a fool. 02 Like a flitting sparrow, like a flying swallow, 00 So a curse without cause shall not alight. 03 A whip for the horse, 00 A bridle for the donkey, 00 And a rod for the fool's back. 04 Do not answer a fool according to his folly, 00 Lest you also be like him. 05 Answer a fool according to his folly, 00 Lest he be wise in his own...
  • 10 Guidelines to Spiritual Living- Dr. Billy Graham’s “Peace With God”[PROTEST./EVANG. CAUCUS]

    04/25/2017 12:57:33 PM PDT · by givemWatts · 20 replies
    Peace With God | 1984 | Dr. Billy Graham
    The Bible teaches that the Christian life is one of constant growth. When you were born again, you were born into God’s family. It is God’s purpose that you will grow into fill stature and become mature in Christ. It would be against the law of God and nature if you were to remain a baby and thus become a spiritual dwarf. In 2 Peter 3:18, the Bible says that we are to grow. It implies steady development, constant enlargement, increasing wisdom. For one to grow properly certain rules must be observed for good spiritual health. 1.Read your Bible daily....
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 25 [Prayer and Meditation]

    04/25/2017 6:59:42 AM PDT · by OneVike · 5 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 B.C. | Solomoin - Copied by Hezekia's Men
    Proverb 25 (NKJV) Rule Your Spirit 01 These also are proverbs of Solomon which the men of Hezekiah king of 00 Judah copied: 02 It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, 00 But the glory of kings is to search out a matter. 03 As the heavens for height and the earth for depth, 00 So the heart of kings is unsearchable. 04 Take away the dross from silver, 00 And it will go to the silversmith for jewelry. 05 Take away the wicked from before the king, 00 And his throne will be established in...
  • Science can help you reach enlightenment — but will it mess with your head?

    02/27/2017 3:05:48 PM PST · by TBP · 24 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 26, 2017 | Stefanie Cohen
    It’s a state achieved by many others throughout time. High-performance athletes are in ecstasis when they ski down huge mountains or surf giant waves. Monks attain it after years of meditation. Mystics feel it when they have visions. And the US government uses it to try to reset their most elite warriors after brutal battles abroad. This state of mind is called “flow” or an “altered” or “non-ordinary state of consciousness” where “action and awareness start to merge. Our sense of self vanishes. Our sense of time as well. And all aspects of performance, both mental and physical go through...
  • The Lost Art of Bible Meditation

    05/22/2016 11:58:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2016 | Jerry Newcombe
    We have lost the great art of Bible meditation today, and we are the poorer for it. In 1987, newsman Ted Koppel gave a classic commencement speech at Duke, in which he famously said that Moses didn’t come down from Mt. Sinai carrying the “Ten Suggestions.” Note what Koppel then said about television and our ability to concentrate: “Look at MTV or Good Morning America and watch the images and ideas flash past in a blur of impressionistic appetizers. No, there is not much room on TV for complexity.” We have been losing concentration power through the constant stimulation of...
  • Kyle Odom's Martian Chronicles

    03/10/2016 7:01:00 AM PST · by EBH · 43 replies
    KXLY News ^ | Rob Kauder
    Kyle Odom is an honorably discharged Marine, a Dean's List graduate from the University of Idaho and a man driven to kill a Coeur d'Alene pastor based on his belief that his life had been ruined “by an intelligent species of amphibian-humanoid from Mars.” In multiple documents in a thumb drive mailed to KXLY Monday and received Tuesday, Odom laid out his manifesto that a race of ancient Martians, with subterranean bases on Earth and under the surface of the Moon, had subverted all levels of the US and Israeli governments, ranging from top ranking members of the US Senate...
  • While Earth Rolls Onward into Light -- A Beautiful Meditation on Time from an Old Hymn

    02/18/2016 7:27:22 AM PST · by Salvation · 6 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 02-17-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    While Earth Rolls Onward into Light -- A Beautiful Meditation on Time from an Old Hymn Msgr. Charles Pope * February 17, 2016 * My blog is usually posted in the evening at about 21:00 (9:00 PM) U.S. Eastern Time. But in Sydney, Australia, it is 1:00 in the afternoon of the following day. As I prepare for bed, they are eating lunch on a day that has not even begun for me. And proceeding farther west from there, in the Philippines and Japan the afternoon is winding down and the workday is coming to an end!Time. What could be...
  • Meditation (from Thais)

    11/29/2015 1:28:55 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | Composer: Jules Massenet
    Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group Meditation (from Thais) · Michael Rabin · Felix Slatkin · Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra · Jules Massenet