Is there something beyond me?

Written by Terry Dashner

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“Is there something beyond Me?”

Have you ever heardrepparttar term, “postmodernism”? Do you agree with it? Postmodernism isrepparttar 122176 enlightened philosophy ofrepparttar 122177 intellectual andrepparttar 122178 seeker. Actually to me, it seems to be a repackaging ofrepparttar 122179 former philosophy, existentialism. Remember? Existentialism wasrepparttar 122180 rage ofrepparttar 122181 1960s, especially on college campuses andrepparttar 122182 Viet Nam War protests. We were told that we existed first, and then we discovered our essence. That’s some heavy stuff.

Yes, that’s right. The educated and well learned wantedrepparttar 122183 young, impressionable students of America to droprepparttar 122184 God stuff and build their own destiny. Now it doesn’t take a smart person to seerepparttar 122185 dangers associated with making oneself one’s own god. The only true God is not man, but way beyond man. Rememberrepparttar 122186 Beatles’ album Rubber Soul released in December 1965? There was a song onrepparttar 122187 album entitled, “Nowhere Man.” Listen to some ofrepparttar 122188 lyrics: “He’s a real nowhere man/ Sitting in his nowhere land/ Making all his nowhere plans/ For nobody/ Doesn’t have a point of view/ Knows not where he’s going to / Isn’t he a bit like you and me?” This guy is really lost.

John Lennon may have been an existentialist, making fun of us who are seeking our destiny through God, but I’m not. Then again, Lennon’s philosophy about life doesn’t surprise me. Why? Because many of his songs were written in a drug induced state. He could have been getting his information from all kinds of gods. John Lennon was a talented man, but he was far from being a good spokesperson forrepparttar 122189 common man. In fact, wasn’t herepparttar 122190 one that once said thatrepparttar 122191 Beatles were more popular than Jesus Christ? I think he was. And it was aboutrepparttar 122192 time that “Nowhere Man” was playing everywhere over AM radio. Wasn’t it?

Getting Out of Your Body's Way

Written by John Cali

Getting Out of Your Body’s Way John Cali

As you may recall, we recently published two newsletters on physical health and well- being. In response to those articles, one of our good friends sent usrepparttar following comments:

“. . . if you’re open to a follow-up question withrepparttar 122175 body theme, maybe (you could ask) Chief Joseph HOW one gets out of one’s body’s way. I mean, I know that all (Joseph) talks about is absolutely and totally true. But it’s kind of hard to ignore something that is ALWAYS with you (and being aware of) its moment-by-moment state.”

Chief Joseph

How do you get out of your body’s way? An excellent question!

As our reader wrote in her letter, it’s sometimes a daunting task to stay neutral when you are always inrepparttar 122176 middle ofrepparttar 122177 situation you’re wanting to stay neutral about.

Your body is always with you. Wherever you go, there it is. You cannot escape it! It’s a fact of your life.

The only way to escape your body, obviously, is to die. But we don’t want you to die until you’re good and ready to go.

So, friends, we seem to have a dilemma, don’t we?

But, really, this is not a dilemma at all.

Let’s take a look at one ordinary day in your lives. Inrepparttar 122178 course of that day, you encounter all sorts of situations and information you may not resonate with. Perhaps even situations and information you start feeling depressed about. Especially if you linger too long inrepparttar 122179 negative feelings.

For example, your mainstream news media. We are not advising you to avoid your news media entirely. But it would behoove you to limit your diet, if you will, of allrepparttar 122180 “bad” news your media love to report.

So, yes, we would urge you to nurture a genuine concern and compassion for your sisters and brothers throughoutrepparttar 122181 planet who are suffering. And we would urge you to assist them in whatever ways you feel drawn to do.

But, in that process of helping others, it’s absolutely essential for you to stay peaceful and centered in your alignment with your higher self. To even feel a sense of deep joy inrepparttar 122182 midst ofrepparttar 122183 suffering others around you are experiencing.

You are no good to anyone if you walk into their pain with them. You are of use to them only when you come to them in their pain from your own higher place of peace and joy. You do not uplift others by feeling their pain. You uplift others by feeling your joy.

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