We can support our mindfulness practice with what neuroscientists and other biophysiologists will tell us, and also what spiritual traditions tend to appreciate, which is that we are wondrously made, or magnificently evolved, as, in a way, self-healing organisms.
If humans aren’t self-contained units, what’s our responsibility to the other elements that we’re connected to?
While we may say we want to live “forever,” we simply don’t emotionally or intellectually understand the size of ideas like “infinity” or “eternity.”
I have a confession to make: I’m enjoying the illusion of consciousness. I’m enjoying the illusion of life.
“Jewish Geography” is more than a social phenomenon – it is a testament to the belief, literal or metaphorical, that Jews share a common ancestry.
Sinai and Synapses Fellow Brian Gallagher discusses the benefits — and potential downsides — of Buddhist meditation.
When we think about our “selves,” we think only about our bodies and everything inside of it. We forget that our “selves” actually extend far beyond our bodies.
How good are we? And how can ritual help us become better?
In today’s society, ideas have transformed into identity.
Human beings have long wondered about the extent to which we truly have free will, or whether the path we travel is pre-ordained.