One of life’s oldest riddles is “What comes first: the chicken or the egg?” It might be easier to answer “What comes first: faith or spiritual experience?” To the latter of these questions I would have to say neither faith nor spiritual experience take precedent over the other but rather a suspension of disbelief. In…Read more
We are all on a great journey. Yet both the origin and destiny of our journey can seem obscure at best. As such, we can be inclined to subjugate this greater journey with more obvious and immediate goals in life, or else ignore it altogether as something unknowable, unfathomable, and even unbelievable. It can be…Read more
The ancient Greek historian, Thucydides, declared that “the secret to happiness is freedom…” and many of us might agree with that. The freedom to do and act as we choose when we choose and with whom we choose is probably high on everyone’s idea of happiness.
But Thucydides, esteemed for his intellect and judgment, went on to say: “…and the secret to freedom is courage.”
So what was Thucydides possibly thinking? One likely answer can be found in The Nine Freedoms, a spiritual teaching delivered by the cosmic orator Mars Sector 6…Read more