Religion vs. Spirituality — How to Make Sense of Them Both

The topics of religion and spirituality remain a highly confused mix. Some religious people shy away from spirituality, not understanding what it truly means. Some spiritual people shy away from religion, thinking it’s all bad. There is some truth to both their viewpoints. Both can become corrupted by ego and self-concern. Virtually all religions start … More Religion vs. Spirituality — How to Make Sense of Them Both

Creativity, Internet, Websites, Books, Software and Videos… Oh, My!

I love being creative. It’s what I live for. Channeling all that creative energy has remained a challenge. I’ve made mistakes; some big ones. But I don’t regret any of it. All of it has been a richly rewarding, learning experience. In this article, I discuss my current projects and the arc of my own … More Creativity, Internet, Websites, Books, Software and Videos… Oh, My!

How Science Fails to Recognize Initial Conditions

Science relies heavily on replication—the ability to repeat phenomena given the same inputs and conditions. If a phenomenon cannot be replicated, then one unavoidable possibility is that the initial conditions have not yet been replicated. The only other possibility is that the known conditions were not causally linked, so it’s likely the phenomenon will never … More How Science Fails to Recognize Initial Conditions

Rising Above the Physical — No Longer a Cog in the Machine

So long as we are trapped by desires and fears, we will remain a cog in the machine of physical reality. We will have zero free will, except for one direction, and one direction only. That direction can be described quite simply as “giving up self-concern.” This is also equivalent to giving up the false, … More Rising Above the Physical — No Longer a Cog in the Machine