Image by Bhikku Amitha from Pixabay Mindfulness is very popular right now and for obvious reasons. Human beings are looking for peace in their lives. I think mindfulness helps the body become calm, but it does not progress or advance the soul to union with God. When engaged in the practice of Mindfulness who are … Continue reading Mindfulness ( But Who Are You Being Mindful Of?)
When I was a young 11-13-year-old starting out in high school the local Catholic priest would visit us. The school had its oratory (it's a Catholic school) where the priest would take us for prayer. He was a young man and you could tell he was of middle-class countryside descent (most Irish Catholic priests are) … Continue reading Do Breathing Exercises Enhance Our Prayer Lives and Bring Peace?
Image by Pexels from Pixabay Ireland's new religion is one that has no room for God or the Catholicism of their youth. I pondered this truth as I sat on the priests beach today observing a circle of women in quiet meditation with one another. They call it "mindfulness" but I call it "mindlessness" because … Continue reading Irelands New Mindless Religion
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay Are you disappointed about how another person you know treats you? Are you angry, anxious or crying right now because someone behaved badly towards you? Then you need to read this. The reason we are disappointed about another persons actions is because we make high expectations of them. If we … Continue reading Don’t Hold High Expectations Of Other People And You Won’t Be Disappointed
Stephen McElligott They say silence is golden, and so it is but what is it? Silence is not speaking. Silence is when you spend sometime in a nice aesthetic location such as the quiet pond I photographed here some years back. The swaying of the trees as they are caressed by the movement of the … Continue reading Silence Is More Than Not Speaking
Copyright: Stephen McElligott I'm peering at the rain through my modern double glazed windows as it falls lightly upon the weather beaten grass in my backyard. throughout my thought process I wondered about all our ancestors generations before us. What were their struggles living in a culture then considered a modern world? Every era has … Continue reading Why Do We Feel Happier In The Wild?
Image by kirillslov from Pixabay Riches are inappropriate for a small-minded person; and of what use is wealth to a miser? what he denies himself he collects for others; and others will live in luxury on his goods. if one is mean to himself, to whom will he be generous?Jesus Ben Sirach:14:3-5 As Christmas approaches … Continue reading Don’t Be A Miser This Christmas
https://youtu.be/A0TalLrtZ24 soruce:web Here is a scene from Indiana Jones The Last Crusade that depicts perfectly the human dilemma in how we perceive Jesus. It is the scene in which Indiana encounters the Knight of St.John whose task it was to guard the Holy Grail. It is believed that those who drink from the Holy Grail … Continue reading When Searching For God We Must Choose Wisely
The Chronicles Of Narnia By C . S . LewisSource: Web "I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else." "You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." "True humility is … Continue reading 10 Famous Quotes Of C . S . Lewis
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay I think anyone who manages to get through one of my blog posts deserves to get a prize. Imagine having to sit for 10 minutes to read my rather uncreative and dreary articles? Today, I have someone who wishes to give a free gift for every reader that manages … Continue reading Read This Entire Post To Receive A Prize