Emotional freedom? John Kabat-Zinn (Full Catastrophe Living) and Daniel Goleman (Emotional Intelligence) based their research partly on their own experience with meditation. Both set out, in scientific jargon, to disprove their hypothesis that meditation and related practices were valuable to our health and well-being. Their findings have helped prove to our western scientific materialist medical paradigm that there is another avenue to understanding what vibrant health means other than just chemicals and drugs. Read more
“I think of the march which Martin Luther King led from Selma to Montgomery 50 years ago as part of the campaign to fulfill his ‘dream’ of full civil and political rights….” These words of Pope Francis reminded me of a conversation with a friend after seeing the film Selma, a depiction of a major event in the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and ideas that are timely now.
David Wood presented an excellent series of articles touching on the subject of what has come to be called “moral injury.” He explains that many of our combat veterans suffer from this. It is the pain that results from damage to a person’s moral foundation. Moral injury, like PTSD which Wood notes is different, is probably experienced by more than just combat service personnel. This condition has probably existed for as long as men and women have done harm to each other for some ideology, jealousy, anger or greed. Can meditation help one rise above this condition?
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