Category Archives: Elements of Coping

Beyond Self. (Continuation of previous posting).

.First of all, let me, as promised, briefly recap by amplifying somewhat the contents of the previous blog. Spirituality – so we have established – is as integral to life as is the air that surrounds us. Our word “spirit” … Continue reading

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Beyond Self. (Continuation of previous posting)

.Some describe religion quite simply as a belief in spiritual power emanating and radiating from and through spiritual beings. Others have worked out more elaborate definitions to do with beliefs and practices prescribing patterns of behaviour, which in turn possess … Continue reading

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Beyond Self. (Continuation of previous posting).

Such distinctions as these then are important and must be continually borne in mind by all concerned. For example, we can never define or determine a spiritual essence in terms of – say – brain size or bone structure, tool-using … Continue reading

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Beyond Self. (Continuation of previous posting).

Following on from my last blog, I want now if I may, to address and to ‘articulate’ what I perceive to be a variety of well-known and acknowledged ways of identifying and evaluating spirituality. Firstly, there is what we might … Continue reading

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Beyond Self. (Continuation of previous posting)

.Increasingly so as the years have passed, I have come, for a whole raft of reasons (many of which will unfold over the course of these pages) to return again and again to one – for me at any rate … Continue reading

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Beyond Self? (Cont’d from most recent posting).

Following the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth and according to Christian teaching, “the Christ”···, belief in the resurrection of the dead became the great proclamation and witness of the Christian Church and the principal doctrine concerning “life after … Continue reading

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Beyond self? (Cont’d from previous blog).

By now we have surely witnessed and are hopefully in agreement concerning the point that by any functional definition, brain and body are as inseparable, as (in its day) was – say – the world famous Concorde from its Rolls-Royce … Continue reading

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The Make-up of Mind: The Conscious and Unconscious mind: The “Self”. (Cont’d from previous blog).

In my writings to date on the “The Makeup of Mind”, I have revisited and reviewed behaviour and feelings emanating from well known and in some cases well-defined areas and activities within the brain e.g. the limbic system. On the … Continue reading

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The Make-up of Mind: The Conscious and Unconscious mind. (Cont’d from previous blog).

When I attempt to, let us say, play the piano/trumpet or whatever, knowledge derived initially when a child – say, about the key of D major or concerning chromatic scales etc. – is as available to me today as ever … Continue reading

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