Category Archives: Christian Non-Duality

How to Achieve Inner Stability –mastering mindfulness

Quieting the monkey mind is key to achieving inner stability. Imagine the most peaceful state you have ever been in. Perhaps it was sitting on a beach while on vacation, far away from pressing concerns of work and daily routines. … Continue reading

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What Is the Soul?

by Michael Maciel There are lots of computer analogies for the way we experience reality—hardware, software, RAM, ROM, WiFi. They’re all descriptive of how we function both physically and spiritually. The one I like is “cloud computing.” When I write, … Continue reading

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Logic and the Non-Rational

by Michael Maciel Logic is a tool, a very, very powerful tool. But if you make it your only tool, then it limits the scope of your understanding. It would be like a carpenter whose only tool is a hammer. … Continue reading

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Raw Mysticism

by Michael Maciel You’ve heard the story. The young fish asks the wise old fish, “What is water?” It’s meant to make us ask the same question: in what do we live, move, and have our being?” The Bible tells … Continue reading

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Buddha Mind, Christ Mind—the mysteries of oneness

by Michael Maciel There is only one mind The analogy is true—there are many mountains but only one summit. Religions are vehicles custom-tailored to the people for whom they are made. And like all vehicles, they are designed to get … Continue reading

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Mary Magdalene’s Question

by Michael Maciel In the Gospel of Mary Magdalene, it says: 8) And she began to speak to them these words: I, she said, I saw the Lord in a vision and I said to Him, Lord I saw you … Continue reading

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The Hard Problem of Consciousness

by Michael Maciel Scientists are grappling with the phenomenon of consciousness. They call it The Hard Problem. The problem as I see it is in the way it conflates mind and consciousness or, more specifically, intelligence and consciousness.  Intelligence is … Continue reading

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The Universe As Egg

by Michael Maciel It must have been amazing for our earliest ancestors to witness a live chick emerge from what was before merely an amorphous goo. It was a high mystery. Apart from the physical attributes of an egg, its … Continue reading

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Is the World an Illusion?

by Michael Maciel Just as a person’s face can reveal something about his or her personality, no one would presume that it reveals everything. There’s almost an infinity of stuff going on behind the masks that we wear. Why do … Continue reading

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What Is Truth?

by Michael Maciel A scientist once said, “The universe is not only stranger than we imagine, it’s stranger than we can imagine,” meaning that the human mind is not capable of a direct perception of reality. Even the most enlightened … Continue reading

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