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We live in a world where facts can be relative, news can be fake and everyone has an opinion. How do you know what is true? Whom do you trust to tell you the truth?

Posted by Garden of Light on Thursday, April 30, 2020

One problem in our society is that we are encouraged to let others "tell us" the truth as opposed to thinking things through on our own. This leads to people trusting a single source of information and in some cases, that "information" is passed along with a slant, or even a nefarious purpose. Instead a society that wanted to develop principled people with inner personal integrity would encourage them to be critical of their sources, consult a wide variety of information outlets and develop their own opinions. The eventual result would be that people would evolve to where their most reliable truths would come from within their own hearts. And their own personal hearts would connect with a greater universal reality shared by everyone. That Reality would be the inerrant "God" everyone wishes would just "give them" the answers in the first place. There is no easy path to truth. You have to do the hard work first. But it is worth it in the long run.

Rumi said, "Silence is the language of God." Yet silence can be a rare state in our modern world. Do you cherish moments of silence? Do you seek them out? Is silence essential to your spiritual path?

Posted by Garden of Light on Sunday, July 26, 2015

It's summertime in the northern hemisphere, offering vacation time to some and many opportunities for recreation and relaxation. Which activities are most nourishing for you?

Posted by Garden of Light on Monday, July 20, 2015

Seekers of wisdom often need to drink deeply from the source. Some turn within, while others look to a beloved teacher, relative, author or friend. What about you?

Posted by Garden of Light on Sunday, July 12, 2015

Happy 80th Birthday to the Dalai Lama from the Garden of Light!

Posted by Garden of Light on Monday, July 6, 2015

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin said, "We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience." How has the divine shown up in your life?

Posted by Garden of Light on Saturday, June 27, 2015

Love may be considered in many ways, ranging from simple attraction all the way to the nature of God or the force that holds the universe together. How do you experience the power of love?

Posted by Garden of Light on Sunday, June 21, 2015

Many religions teach of a higher justice, divine judgment or the concept of karma. Some now believe we co-create our own reality according to our thoughts and actions. What do you think?

Posted by Garden of Light on Saturday, June 13, 2015

There are times when we need to pause for rest, refreshment, and renewal. What is the most nourishing way for you to take a break, whether it is for a minute, an hour or a week?

Posted by Garden of Light on Sunday, June 7, 2015

Many eastern religions and indigenous traditions teach that our eternal soul takes a new body after death, continuing to...

Posted by Garden of Light on Saturday, May 23, 2015