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Funny, isn’t it, the things that we think are not spiritual? Why is telling jokes not spiritual? Why is something beautiful—a car, a suit—not spiritual? Why is physical excellence not spiritual? Why is sex not spiritual? Religion is simply institutionalized spirituality, passing on its good news to the next generation to do with as they see fit, which will then itself be passed on, and thus unto the ends of time. - taken from #IntegralSpirituality
On the Way to Integral Thoughts on the evolution of consciousness, and what the view may be from the newly emerging edge.
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Effectively Sharing Your Truth

Posted July 9th, 2017 at 2:03 PM by Tek (This Chance to Be Alive and Breathing)
Updated July 9th, 2017 at 7:14 PM by Tek (Left out the conclusion >.<)

Imagine someone says to you that there is no God. Life has no point. Is that totally alien to you? Some of us just can't understand that point of view, but I felt that way for a long time.

When I was an atheist, a real God was incomprehensible and absurd to me. And I thought it was my responsibility to convince others of my truth. Ever tried to "get through" to someone with the opposite view? How did that work out for you?

When you hear another say something...
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We Are Home Here

Posted September 10th, 2016 at 2:26 PM by Tek (This Chance to Be Alive and Breathing)

ER = EPR

It's taken material science hundreds years to figure out what explorers of inner space learned thousands of years ago.

Every place and time in the 'multiverse' is not only connected, but is always and already available here and now; which part of it manifests depends on your actions.

You might know this about me already, but I get super frustrated with the scientific materialist worldview that dogmatically restrics reality to the surfaces of...
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seasons to cycles and children to men

Posted October 6th, 2015 at 7:24 PM by Tek (This Chance to Be Alive and Breathing)

mind if i post some ramblings here, for all to see? no? i didn't think so. you all are nice people.

there is definitely change in the air. autumn is coming to this hemisphere of our spherical spaceship, yes; deeper cycles are also coming around, i think.

growth - the emergence of cycles which are more inclusive than their predecessors - occurs when life habits become inadequate and frustrating. the old zen masters of the east were known to purposely intensify these...
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Advent season; growing up.

Posted December 24th, 2014 at 2:28 AM by Tek (This Chance to Be Alive and Breathing)
Updated January 11th, 2015 at 11:00 AM by Tek

Our pastor at Broadway, Edgar Tanner, has been speaking about the traditional Advent things: Hope, Love, Joy, and Peace. But he's been expounding on what you might call the 'mature' or more complex versions of these. Namely: expectation, engagement, enthusiasm, and enjoyment. His most recent sermon - on peace - has proved especially poignant at this time in my life.

He's made a strong case that each of these things are closely correlated and indeed inseparable from their polar opposites....
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The Hallways of an Integral Church

Posted December 14th, 2014 at 7:12 AM by Tek (This Chance to Be Alive and Breathing)

At Broadway Church of KC, we hold it to be true that all people are spiritual beings on a human journey, rather than human beings on a spiritual journey. We are a Baptist church that honors the Christian traditions, embraces rationality and the scientific process, recognizes the context-bound nature of all understanding, and works to honor and include the best of these stages of understanding while transcending the limited and limiting aspects of them.

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