Centering prayer: Christians meditate too

There are many forms of meditation and prayer to choose from. Some are completely secular and others are not. No one form is right for everyone and quite often individuals find that different forms are appropriate for them at different times of their lives. Most forms of meditation are highly adaptable regardless of one’s beliefs. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Christian contemplative prayer/meditation

I’m sharing some Christian contemplatives today. I generally share information from Eastern traditions or that which is largely influenced by Eastern tradition, but the fact is I’ve been greatly influenced by the Christian mystics too and the contemplative practice in the Christian tradition is deeply meaningful as well. Modern Western mystics have largely abandoned the […]

My favorite Christian prayers

Below is the piece of the Serenity Prayer that speaks to me. I found out for the first time that it is a longer prayer by Reinhold Neibuhr. I’ve only posted the part that means most to me. Denise at Psych Activist reminded me of it after thinking about it a week ago while out […]

Love: At the Intersection of Anti-Racism and Anti-Stigma: By Chris Cole

Some people get confused about why this mental health advocate is concerned with anti-racism, when there’s so much work to be done for anti-stigma. I don’t know for sure, but my general pulse is that people think of my story as a hopeful one of recovery with severe mental illness. There’s been serious substance use, body dysmorphia, alcohol poisoning, car crashes, psychosis, mania, depression, narcissistic injury, unrequited love; the list goes on and on. When I tell my story, I try to make a point to mention all the opportunity and good fortune I have been privy to in my life and in this body. Up until recently though, I had been content to let privilege be a background item—important but not critical. …

What passes for health are a variety of degrees of anesthesia

We live in a society that has a hard time with idiosyncrasies and differences; that doesn’t recognize the uniqueness of each individual predicament. This turns the experience of life as a struggle into an anomaly when in reality, I think life is a struggle for everyone. People differ in as much as they successfully or unsuccessfully construct shields that make that struggle unconscious. But no one can really embrace life without seeing how much pain it contains. So what passes for health are a variety of degrees of anesthesia. …

Spirituality related posts

Spirituality related posts Click here for every post on the blog that is tagged “spirituality.” It’s a complete list. And here is a list specific to mindfulness and meditation. The below is a list I started manually, which I realized was an impossible task as there is so much on the blog at this point. […]