"You shall have no other gods before me." Exodus 20:3 Hinduism, or "Sanatana Dharma", is arguably the oldest religion to date. It's over 4,000 years old and predates all Abrahamic religions. Hinduism has no founder and is currently the third largest religion in the world. According to The Vedas, the core Hindu holy books, Hinduism … Continue reading Christ and Hinduism
If you haven't already learned from my previous writings, Buddhism has become a big part of my life. I wrote in one of my previous posts, "Where Am I Now?", that Buddhism was special to me. I wanted to give some perspective on Buddhism because I think a lot of people don't understand how I … Continue reading Christ and Buddhism
Richard Alpert, Ph.D. was a psychology professor at Harvard University. He grew up in a middle-class Jewish family, had a successful working career, and from an outsider's perspective would have his life altogether. He began to question what more that life holds and what consciousness really means outside of what the textbooks that he had … Continue reading Ram Dass
This is the second part of the series "Why I Left My Church". Audrey and I sat down multiple times to be sure that we got everything truthfully and honestly from her perspective. I wrote down the things that she said while I asked her questions. It was fun interviewing my wife over a lunch … Continue reading “Why I Left My Church”: PT.2 (Audrey)
As I've traveled through my own dilemmas of spirituality, I've changed a lot. I have navigated through deconstructing my Christian faith, picked up the ashes that I was left in, and reconstructed into something that I honestly wouldn't have seen two or three years ago. With everything that's changed in my life and in my … Continue reading What’s Next for Me?
Life is short, and suffering is inevitable. Life is suffering and suffering is short. For so long I've held suffering in the palm of my hand, and for that I now understand. Life is short and but a small vapor. With a gust of wind it comes and goes. Vapor makes its way back to … Continue reading A Poem: To The Bottom of The Ocean
I've been wanting to write for a while now about where I am at in my life and where I am at spiritually. It's been some time now since I have released anything, and I've been pretty intentional with it. Any time I start to write on a topic, I can't help but see the … Continue reading Where Am I Now?
Oh, Ego, how do you do? Don't you know I'm tired of you? As the light of the sun penetrates the horizon, I find an esoteric connection and you leave. Oh, True Self, how do you do? Don't you know that I'm fond of you? As the birds gossip and dance with wonder in the … Continue reading A Poem: Ego
This story is as vulnerable as my wife and I can possibly be. She and I spent several months discussing how this should be approached, and we decided it would be best to co-write this together. This will be a two-part article, one about my experience and one about hers. I have no intentions to … Continue reading “Why I Left My Church”: PT. 1 (Justin)
I'm not conceited or consumed with myself. I just have a lot going on in my head. I write a lot about myself because these are things I would have never said. Sometimes I'm infatuated with the idea of infinity and others I'm not, but I can't seem to get past the nots and that's … Continue reading A Poem: Enthralled