“But here steps in Satan, the eternal rebel, the first freethinker and the emancipator of worlds. He makes man ashamed of his bestial ignorance and obedience; he emancipates him, stamps upon his brow the seal of liberty and humanity, in urging him to disobey and eat of the fruit of knowledge.”
~ Mikhail Bakunin~
A fantastic discussion about the meaning of life. It says, in better words, what I’ve attempted to get across on this site about the meaning of life as an atheist. Worth listening to, especially if you struggle with this issue.
In addition to adding (non-religious) meditation to my life, I’ve also added yoga. It’s one of those things I knew I should do, but once I did it, I quickly fell in love. I describe yoga as mediation for your mind and body. And I just feel so much stronger physically and mentally when I keep yoga as a regular part of my life.
Right now this is my favourite yoga channel on youtube. I’m sure there are a million other good ones for me to explore as well, but thought some of you might want to check this one out:
And did you get what
you wanted from this life, even so?
And what did you want?
To call myself beloved, to feel myself
beloved on the earth.
~ Raymond Carver~
Read in Good Poems by Garrison Keillor
Love this scene from Good Will Hunting.
I’ve developed a meditation practice using this app:
I do not approach it from any religious or spiritual perspective, but meditation is being shown in scientific study after scientific study to be highly beneficial in many mental, emotional, and physical ways. I’ve certainly found that to be true in my own life and if you haven’t tried meditation, I highly recommend that you consider adding it into your life.
Here is a great video that explains some of the benefits of meditation: