My Favorite Meditation: Part III

In these previous posts I described the first two parts of my favorite meditation, a three-part sequence which I use to find peace. The first part removes unpleasant feelings and attachments, emptying the mind; the second part fills the heart with compassion and kindness. This third part “locks in” the first two parts by bringing…

The Source of Human Intelligence

What made humans intelligent? What is the source of our remarkable reasoning powers? Why don’t other animals share them? Just because I’m a spiritually-minded guy doesn’t mean I don’t believe in evolution. There’s too much evidence to ignore it. But if evolution is right, then there must be answers to the questions above.

My Favorite Meditation: Part II

Loving Kindness. This is the second post in a series describing the three-part meditation I do that always brings me peace. The first part, described here, describes briefly how to identify exactly what’s bothering you and release it. This leaves your mind empty, clear, and open. Now you need to fill it up with something…