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    juxtapositions dominate the relationship between the traditional academic life and a spiritual life. In a time when traditional Western thought advocates a dualistic approach of either/or, the relationship of spirituality to the academic life of a university could never be more at odds. For many, the potential ambiguity of spirituality undermines the very structure and pursuit of specific truth universities hold dear; however, the study and practice of spirituality encourages academic merit and moving beyond study into application. As Sheldrake emphasizes, maintaining a creative tension between the polarized ideas in all disciplines brings about the dialectical blend of academia and spirituality. The academic life of a university…

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    Daniel's Beliefs

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    could use to talk with God. He knew God was ready to talk with him at any time of the day or night, so Daniel prayed constantly. He not only prayed in times of misfortune, but he also prayed when things were very good. He would not only pray for his own well-being, but also with praises towards his heavenly Father. Daniel was a man of thankful prayer and came to the Lord humbly whenever he could. Daniel’s Practice of Prayer When Daniel prayed, he prayed in absolute reverence. He would get down…

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    Yogul Research Paper

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    A yogul, also known as a yoga mogul, is a great way to get ahead when it comes to the corporate world. This may seem like an odd statement to make, but more office workers are switching to yoga to gain a better business acumen. Why Yoga, and How Do I Become a Yogul? The founder of Yoga Para Empresas, Cesar Aquirre, had this to say on the topic of yoga, and why it should be introduced to those who want a better business acumen; "Yoga is something that everyone can do, and some of the tools…

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    Prayer is a vital spiritual discipline in the life of every follower of Christ and must be treated as such. Not only did Jesus demonstrate the importance of prayer through his life, but the bible blatantly commands followers of Christ to pray. Therefore, it is vital that children’s ministry make every effort to help instill this value in children, that they would make prayer a priority. However, due to the limited impact a church has on a child’s life, it is necessary for children’s ministry to…

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    Yoga Philosophy Paper

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    yoga, as well as my self. Something I learned is that yoga has eight limbs. I focus on practicing asanas in this class. I also am learning about the second limb, which is niyama’s. These are personal guidelines in yoga that I follow when I practice the art. There are five different niyama’s that I am learning and practicing this semester. Sauca is one of the five niyama’s and it basically means organization, and inner and outer cleanliness. I think this particular niyama helps me focus and…

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    I told my family about my mantra practices. My mum was really interested and said she would try it with me next time. I also realize I prefer meditation in the morning rather than at night, but I need to make sure I am not thinking too much about my day when meditating before my day starts. Today was such a beautiful day outside and the weather was great too so I decided to do my mantra outside in my backyard. I really enjoyed this experience. I felt that I was able to feel more sensations by…

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    After a thorough review of my client’s case, I have devised a program of Christian spiritual practice that will help this individual combat the addictions that have been plaguing his/her life. Although this individual does not claim to be ‘religious,’ they are extremely open to the transformative power of spirituality. Thus, this program has been uniquely crafted to fit the specific needs of my client and each spiritual exercise has been chosen with a particular intentionality. In the following…

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    Obstacles in spiritual practice The life we lead in today’s world is shadowed with tensions and problems. Perhaps, we are outpaced by our responsibilities in day-to-day activities or there is a problem in ourselves in our division of work in the proper manner. To maintain a healthy and peaceful lifestyle, the best possible way is to take some time out and keep it for practicing spiritualism and meditation. In spite of our mundane existence, spiritualism, if practised in the proper manner, gives…

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    Shamanism or shamanic healing is a type of spiritual healing practice that was introduced in ancient traditions and is still practiced today as it is believed to be the most ancient healing practice in the world. Even though Shamanism is a religious practice is not considered a religion but more so a cultural practice adapted by many diverse people around the world, and those who practice Shamanism is called a “Shaman”. The word “Shaman” derives from the Tungus people of Siberia and arises from…

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    The book, Work as a Spiritual Practice by. Lewis Richmond, makes you think about everything being connected in some way. It gives the questions of “why?” and “how?” How do we know where to go in life, and why is it that we know where to go. How does this have an effect on everyday living? The book describes a grass hopper and its short puzzling journey in the first few pages It gives the idea that everything we do is connected to one another in some way. It explains the workplace and how our…

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