Tag: Health

Obesity: An Affliction of the Stomach

In 2004—that is, ten years ago—I visited Brazil and conducted a series of formal and informal meetings with friends and family about three scourges that are impacting people’s lives: obesity, religious extremism, and depression. From the Back-to-the-Body Perspective, obesity has to do with the “stomach”; religious extremism has to do with the “brain”; and depression

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Depression: One of the Scourges Our 21st Century

I have been calling an alert about three scourges of the 21st century: obesity, religionism (see definition), and depression. Sufferers of depression can camouflage their condition through denial or because of shame and lack of information. In this article I will provide insights about depression from the perspective of spirituality. I contend that spirituality can

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¿Cuáles son las consecuencias de la Perspectiva De Regreso al Cuerpo?

Las personas que están siguiendo las discusiones acerca de la Perspectiva De Regreso al Cuerpo podrían preguntarse: ¿Cuáles son las consecuencias de la Perspectiva de Regreso al Cuerpo? ¿Qué diferencia hace en la vida práctica mirar al mundo desde esta perspectiva? La consecuencia más importante es la liberación del estómago y del corazón. Desde hace

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What Is Different about a War of Ideologies

What the United States and its allies fought in Vietnam was not a country or a people, but rather an ideology—namely, Communism. What the United States and its allies are fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan is not a country or a people, but rather an ideology—namely, religionism (see the definition of religionism here).

How Dogmatic Is the Back-to-the-Body Perspective?

It isn’t. The Back-to-the-Body perspective does not utter dogmas. Every affirmation from the Back-to-the-Body perspective follows the Biblical principle that you can know a tree by its fruits (Matthew Chapter 7). The effort is to stay in contact with reality, to check the “fruits,” to stay humble in face of the immense wisdom contained in

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What if we were to use the brain for enjoyment?

An article on the Wall Street Journal states that our brains are built for art appreciation (“Our Brains Are Made for Enjoying Art” by Ann Lukits, Wall Street Journal, June 16, 2014). http://on.wsj.com/1slEgiQ. For some reason, this struck me as an important finding about the brain and about life.

Abdica el Rey de España: ¿Qué cambia en España?

Don Juan Carlos I anunció hoy su decisión de abdicar como monarca de España, declarando: Hoy merece pasar a la primera línea una generación más joven, con nuevas energías, decidida a emprender con determinación las transformaciones y reformas que la coyuntura actual está demandando y a afrontar con renovada intensidad y dedicación los desafíos del

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What is wrong with the Country

By country I do not mean any particular country, but rather, country in general. It could apply to Brazil, my native land, or to the United States of America, my country of citizenship and residence. And what I write, I do so as an inspirational spiritualist writer and speaker, rather than as a political scientist

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2013: What is the Hope?

The year 2013 has been portrayed differently by different people. For some, 2013 is a year of doom. For others, it is a year of hope. I believe 2013 is a year of both “challenge” and “hope.” In fact, the twins “challenge/hope” always come together. If one appears, you know the other one is close

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