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Are we spiritual beings or just human beings?

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
 Pierre Teilhard de Chardin 
I am intrigued by this famous quote because for me it rather sums up the dichotomy of viewpoints expressed here on wondercafe.
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i choose to believe that life has meaning

the Life of Pi movie is coming out this December


written by a fellow floppy-head


i also choose to believe that life makes sense



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Spirituality & healing ...

I often listen to on-line seminars from NICABM  (National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioural Medicine) - they're pretty interesting, featuring reputable folks talking about brain science, healing, trauma etc.  They're just starting a new series on Spirituality & Healing ... here's a link in case you're interested.   Seminars are free if you listen at the broadcast time - otherwise a fee is required. 



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The parctice of Spirit-ful mindfulness

The Madawaska Institute for Culture and Religion
Where Spirit & Life Meet
The Practice of Spirit-ful Mindfulness

May 1 to May 3, 2012
A workshop for anyone who hungers for a simple spiritual practise that offers an oasis in the overwhelming and relentless `busyness’ and noise of daily life, and an antidote to the persistent anxiety of the economic and ecological decline of a post 9/11 world.

Life persistently tests us and calls us to hold our hearts open to each other,

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"Vital Congregations Cultivate Personal Piety"

Do you agree with the following brief article?  Is this the key?

(from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-briggs/its-the-spirituality-stup_b_1031212.html )


It's the Spirituality, Stupid: Vital Congregations Cultivate Personal Piety

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Puddles are for Spalshing, Life is for Living

“I must Create a System, or be enslav’d by another Man’s.
I will not Reason & Compare; my business is to Create.”
- William Blake

Hello there, fellow genties & ladlemen,

I would like to talk aboot games.

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Science and Story


B.C. priest lands snowboarding PhD - CBC News

A friend forwarded to me the link below about an Anglican priest who earned his PhD in snowboarding as a spiritual experience.

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Between a Rock and a hard place


I'd like to talk about aethiesm and spirituality and life after death.

Right now, today, I feel a bit lost. I tried to connect to athiests in my area, but they didn't have the same values as me. I still believe in respecting my elders, helping the less fortunate, etc. I just don't believe that I owe this service to a higher being. It would be a lot easier if I did believe. I wish I could. Maybe you can help me?