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One way, at least, that I’ve experienced heaven in this last week or two has been to realize that there’s so much to worry about that I can’t afford to engage in that process much at all.. And so about a week ago, I just simply said “You know what? There’s way too much to worry about, therefore I’m just not going to worry.”
What happens in our bodies and in our brains when we join together in a communal liturgy, where people sing or dance or celebrate together?
What is the interplay between the things that make us human and the things that make us superhuman?
If humans aren’t self-contained units, what’s our responsibility to the other elements that we’re connected to?
How does play help us understand the rules of the game for both science and religion? How can they help us better understand and create more joy in the work that we do?
If humans have learned over eons that intercessory prayer doesn’t “work”, why do we keep doing it?
How would our religious perspective change if we discovered life on other planets?
Why are some sources of authority more alluring than others?
How can the workplace and our other social institutions help dispel the myth that everyone is just in it for themselves?
Does religion offer something special that science doesn’t?
The ability to understand how emotions affect our and others’ decisions is a big part of spirituality.
David Borger Germann examines how the brain registers awe, and how we can bring this feeling to everyday experience, suffusing life with new interest and meaning.