Searching for the Divine Source and Finding the Divine Spark within : love,
resiliency in crises
Warm Greetings as you read the blog.
The mission of this blog is Connecting to the Divine Source and finding the Divine Spark with us to cultivate balance and resiliency in crises and joy, compassion and wisdom in life. This includes integrating knowledge from Eastern, Middle Eastern and Western religions/spirituality, philosophy, and psychology to live more meaningful lives, with joy, compassion, wisdom and resiliency.
People have different names for God. Some believe that God is Unknowable to the human mind and cannot be named or fully understood. Bishop T.D. Jakes delineates between people having experience of God yet the inability of the human mind to explain God. Paramahansa Yogananda describes God as Love, Consciousness, Absolute Existence and Ever New Joy. Dr. Maya Angelou defined God as “All” and that the soul yearns for the All. In this website and blog, the key assumption is there is the Divine Spark in all of us and we originate from All and eventually return back to All. Another assumption of this blog is that balance and resiliency in crises and pure joy, compassion and wisdom comes from our connection to the Divine Source, including the Divine Spark in us.
Divine Spark Within.
Christianity refers to Divinity within as the Kingdom of God within. Buddhism refers to Buddha nature at the core of each person. Hinduism talks about the Atman (soul) inside each person. Western psychology paradigms, such as, Dialectical Behavior Therapy developed by Marsha Linehan discussed the “wise mind” which is an intersection of rational and emotional minds, which is center of inner wisdom and knowledge.
Meaning and resilience. Victor Frankl The concept of creating meaning out of adversity is critical to resilience. Making meaning out of a situation also requires a level of acceptance of what is the reality and grieving and letting go of
The literature in positive psychology originated with the work of Dr. Martin Seligman, who argued that psychology is too focused on psychopathology and dysfunction. He called for the positive psychology movement to study what is optimal mental health, what constitutes
Laurie Goodstein’s (2009) article on the Serenity Prayer discussed that researchers credit Reinhold Niebuhr as the author of the serenity prayer. The serenity prayer, embraced by many, is asking God to give us the strength to change the things we can
I am a human being on my own journey, just like the rest of the people on the planet.
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