Exploring the Intersections of Faith and Life

Archive for June, 2011

Living in the Present

I just posted two books to the book resource list on how to deal with stress.  One is by a psychiatrist, the other a medical doctor, and both have in common the practice of mindfulness meditation, using meditation to learn how to bring ourselves fully into the present moment.  What does stress have to do with spirituality?   Much!  What is stress?  It is often an expression of our anxiety – worry about the future, frequently based on stuff that happened in our past.   Just like fear is not really based in the present – but in what may happen in the future.

It is hard to live a spiritually balanced life when you are constantly living in the future or the past. (more…)