Shards of Consciousness

Three Ways to Get Me Back to Your Blog

At last count Technorati is tracking over 50 million blogs. Obviously I don't want to read anywhere near all of them. There are only so many hours in a day that I am willing to devote to reading blogs. When a blog does pique my interest, there are three things I look at before spending much time at the site. Follow these guidelines and I'll be back.
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Buyer Be Aware

One of the popular catchphrases of the personal development movement is "you create your own reality". Look around and you will see it or something similar on this site. It is a useful belief to hold. Useful doesn't mean true. Manifesting in a physical world, we have no way to know the ultimate truth of things. Our scientific knowledge isn't truth. It is a useful model. Spiritual knowledge isn't truth. It is a useful model. In the tools, techniques, and theories of personal development you are not going to find truth. You will find models that are more or less useful. Read more


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Experiences During Meditation

There are many sources that tell you the positive psychological and physical effects from meditation. Google the word "meditation" and you will find many of them. Articles I have written talk about some of these as well as others. Just look in the Meditation category and you will find them. These sources often don't tell some of the specific things you may experience as a result of meditation, so when they happen you don't know if you are imagining things or doing something wrong. To save you some trouble, and to let you know when you are experiencing results from your meditation, here is a list of some things I have experienced.
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How Do You Spell Success?

One of the blogs I like to read is Lyman Reed's Creating a Better Life. Today he had a link to an article by Zig Ziglar, one of the icons of material success, called Success - What it is and isn't. Go ahead and go read it now. I'll wait............... Read more

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