Science And Spirituality

Science And Spirituality

Spirituality or spiritual practices are often confused for religion but are an entirely different phenomenon having a scientific core: self-inquiry.

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Certain religions like Buddhism are scientific in nature and do not talk of any all-powerful deity or God.

They focus on inner transformation, teaching spiritual exploration, or endeavor, with practical experiments in knowing the self and looking at the world with a feeling of wonder and awe.

Being spiritual and sacred is incorrectly associated with religion, which may have rules, dogma, guidelines and other characteristics, something not part of the true essence of self-inquiry in one’s inner exploration and subsequent transformation.

  • Religion is a much broader term than what the fundamentalists have promoted. It can be as objective as science (For example Buddhism).
  • Spirituality encompasses a lot more than what various religions try to impose on individuals.

Science is only one of the many ways by which knowledge is attained, and truth is explored and discovered. The totality of being human includes other ways of exploring and knowing reality, which are beyond descriptions and explanations. One of those ways is the pursuit of self-realization.

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Habits are more than routines

There are hundreds of things we do routinely every day. We wake up, check our phones, eat our meals, do our jobs.

More recently, these actions have become a place for self-improvement and life-hacks. These guides tend to show habits as routines that follow a repeated sequence of behaviours, but this account is stripped of much of its historical richness.

A philosophy of habit: What our routines can tell us

Denying Your Own Creativity

That’s a self-imposed and self-limiting belief. Stop that.

Creativity is a requirement for problem-solving and we all problem-solve. Acknowledge that you're inherently creative, and then start tearing down the other barriers in your mind.

10 Mental Blocks to overcome - Big Think

All Chemicals aren’t bad, all things natural aren’t good
  • It's inaccurate to assume that everything chemical is bad, and everything natural is good.

Eg: Poison ivy is natural, but that's not something you want to put on your skin.

  • Ingredients are not intrinsically bad, it's about how they're used and in what quantity.

Eg: Think of a puddle of water — not a big deal, but a tsunami can be catastrophic.

  • A product labelled as 'natural' tells us nothing about ingredient safety or sustainability but it makes patients and consumers feel better.

What Dermatologists Think About "Natural" Skin-Care | Allure

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