LIVE AND LET LIVE CONCEPTS:

LIVE AND LET LIVE CONCEPTS: –
Cliché not to interfere with other people’s business or preferences. I don’t care what they do! Live and let live, I always say. Your parents are strict. Mine just live and let live.

Believing that other people should be allowed to live their lives in the way that they want to, They seem as a society to have a very live and let live attitude towards issues like gay rights.

To accept other people as they are, although they may have a different way of life, I firmly believe in live and let live, and if people don’t rob, cheat or beat their wives, I have no complaints.

An idiom expressing the modern concept that one should let others live their lives as they see fit.

Live and let live is the spontaneous rise of non-aggressive co-operative behav-iour that developed during the First World War particularly during prolonged periods of Trench Warfare on the Western Front. Perhaps one of the most famous examples of this is the Christmas Truce of 1914. In the early months of immobile trench warfare, the truces were not unique to the Christmas period, and reflected a growing mood of “live and let live”, where infantry units in close proximity to each other would stop overtly aggressive behavior, and often engage in small-scale fraternization, engaging in conversation or bartering for cigarettes.

It is a process that can be characterised as the deliberate abstaining from the use of violence during war. Sometimes it can take the form of overt truces or pacts negotiated locally by soldiers. At other times it can be a tacit behaviour— sometimes characterised as “letting sleeping dogs lie”—whereby both sides refrain from firing or using their weapons, or deliberately discharge them in a ritualistic or routine way that signals their non-lethal intent.

Live and Let Live: – A form of the Golden Rule

When we live and let live, we don’t need to criticize, judge, or condemn others. We have no need to control them or try and make them conform to our way of thinking. We let others live their own lives and we live ours.

This simple slogan helps center us on our own recovery and on living our own life in the best way we know how. Live and let live is one of the keys to peace in our lives. When we practice tolerance in our lives we are liberated to work on our own issues. When we use this slogan we end many of the conflicts in our lives and gain the ability to stop new ones before they build into big ones.

Benefits with friends: –

Having good friends and a close family may prolong life, according to an analysis of 148 studies that focused on relationships. The studies assessed the strength of a person’s social ties by looking at factors including marital status, household size, participation in group activities, number of social contacts, and self-reported levels of support or isolation. Overall participants (average age 64) with strong social ties increased their odds of survival by 50%, over an average age 7 1⁄2 year period, compared with those who were more isolated. The authors found that healthy social relations are as good for you as quitting smoking and better for you than exercising or loosing weight. Of course doing all those health-promoting things while friends and families support you would be better still.

FINAL FAITH OR BELIEF

FINAL FAITH OR BELIEF: –
Psychologists often carve thinking into two broad categories: intuitive thinking, which is fast and effortless (instantly knowing whether someone is angry or sad from the look on her face, for example); and analytic thinking, which is slower and more deliberate (and used for solving math problems and other tricky tasks). Both kinds of thinking have their strengths and weaknesses, and they often seem to interfere with one another. Recently there’s been an emerging consensus among researchers that a lot of religious beliefs are grounded in intuitive processes.

To Gervais and Norenzayan, the findings suggest that intuitive thinking, likely along with other cognitive and cultural factors, is a key ingredient in religious belief. Through some combination of culture and biology, our minds are intuitively receptive to religion. If you’re going to be unreligious, it’s likely going to be due to reflecting on it and finding some things that are hard to believe. “In some ways this confirms what many people, both religious and non- religious, have said about religious belief for a long time, that it’s more of a feeling than a thought,” says Nicholas Epley, a psychologist at the University of Chicago. But he predicts the findings won’t change anyone’s mind about whether God exists or whether religious belief is rational. “If you think that reasoning analytically is the way to go about understanding the world accurately, you might see this as evidence that being religious doesn’t make much sense,” he says. “If you’re a religious person, I think you take this evidence as showing that God has given you a system for belief that just reveals itself to you as common sense.”

Make a Difference: –

“We can all make a difference…. What is required is that we have faith in GOD that everything that is happening in our life is for our highest good. As we live in that positive mode, we are able to bring happiness and joy into any atmosphere.”

There is part of you that is perfect and pure. It is untouched by the less than perfect characteristics you’ve acquired by living in a less than perfect world. It is filled with divine qualities, so is a constant state of resourcefulness and wellbeing. Its total absence of conflict and negativity of any sort makes this part of you a Still-Point; a deep, enriching experience of Silence.

Make time to practice reaching this inner place of Silence. It will bring you untold benefit.

Belief Power: –

So why do you have so many beliefs? And why is the world not becoming a better place with so many believers? To answer this question, we need to go back to the moment of ‘truth’ which was lost to our awareness…some time ago. Beliefs are only present because we have lost our connection with the eternal truths, and our awareness of those truths. For example, while you believe you are what you see in the bathroom mirror in the morning, it is not the truth of who you really are. You are not your physical form – you are simply spirit, or that which animates the form. The experience (not the belief) of this truth liberates you from the fear of ageing and decay. Spirit (self) does not grow old and does not die. But then, you must not believe me (or disbelieve me). When you experience, there is no longer a need to believe, because now you know…THE TRUTH. This is why belief is not the truth and why truth is more powerful than belief, and why belief and truth are never found in bed together. So what is the truth? Are you a physical being having the occasional spiritual experience, or are you a spiritual being had a physical experience. If you say both that’s called avoidance!

THE BIOLOGY OF FAITH

THE BIOLOGY OF BELIEF: –

Science and religion argue all the time, but they increasingly agree on one thing: a little spirituality may be very good for your health. – Spirituality predicts for better disease control. A large body of science shows a positive impact of religion on health. The way the brain works is so compatible with religion and spirituality that we are going to be enmeshed in both for a long time.

When people engage in prayer, it is the frontal lobes that take the lead, since they govern focus and concentration. During very deep prayer, the parietal lobe powers down, which is what allows us to experience that sense of having loosed our earthly moorings.

Fasting: –

Faith and health overlap other ways too. One of the staples of both traditional wellness protocols and traditional religious rituals is the cleansing fast, which is said to purge toxins in the first case and purge sins or serve other pious ends in the second. Jews fast on Yom Kippur, Catholics have lent, Muslims observe Ramadan, and Hindus give up food on 18 major holidays. Done right, these fasts may lead to a state of clarity and even euphoria. This in turn can give practitioners the blissful sense that whether the goal of food restriction is health or spiritual insight, it’s being achieved. When the body is deprived of calories, first the liver and then fat compensate for the deficit, providing energy for needy cells. This altered body chemistry can affect the brain, leading some to feel an otherworldly connection.

Faith and Health: –

Religious belief is not just a mind question but involves the commitment of one’s body as well. People who maintain a sense of gratitude for what is going right in their lives have reduced incidence of depression, which is itself a predictor of health. People who believe their lives have meaning live longer than people who don’t. Given the generally higher incidence of obesity, hypertension and other lifestyle ills among African Americans, the church is in a powerful position to do a lot of good. The body is a temple, and the connection can be made between the physical body and religious and spiritual well-being.

Common Faith: –

A Hindu believes there are many paths to God. Jesus is one way, the Qur’an is another, and yoga practice is a third and so on. None is better than any other, all are equal. The most conservative Christians have not been taught to think like this. They learn in Sunday school that their religion is true, and others are false. Jesus said, “ I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the father except through me.” Americans are no longer buying it. At present 65 percent Americans believe that “Many religions can lead to eternal life” Also the number of people who seek spiritual truth outside church is growing. 30% of Americans call themselves “Spiritual, not Religious”. You are not picking and choosing from different religions, because they are all the same. It’s about whatever works. If going to Yoga works, great – and going to Catholic mass works, great. And if going to Catholic mass plus the Yoga plus the Buddhist retreat works, that’s great too. That means whatever gives the peace in mind called spirituality is good.

FAITH’S PLACE

FAITH’S PLACE: –

Belief in Spiritual power is a universal trait. We were custom-made for re- ligious experience. The human brain even at its ancient, primitive core is less an organ of impulse than a machine of reason. We are built to make sense of things. Our brains restlessly scan the world for patterns in chaos and causes in coincidence. We crave explanation and when faced with the ineffable, sometimes we create the answer. For many people, the answer to the most indescribable question of all – “Why do we exist?” – is GOD.

Neuroscientists have spent years studying history, myth and biology in their quest to understand the universality of spiritual experience and its evolutionary function. In his studies of the brains of Tibetan monks and Franciscan nuns, radiologist Andrew Newberg seeks out the relationship between neural activity and mystical experience. Many scientists believe the connection between the brain and spirituality, which suggests that there is a physiological basis for religion – that human beings, in essence, are hard-wired for GOD.

Some neuroscientists theorize that Homo sapience have evolved the capacity to experience GOD primarily through the amygdale, a small almond shaped structure buried deep in the brain. The amygdale along with the hippocampus and hypothalamus, make up the limbic system, the first formed and most primitive part of the brain, where emotions, sexual pleasure and deeply felt memories arise. Spiritual experience is not based on superstition but instead is real, biological and part of our primitive biological derives.

May be the ability to experience GOD and the spirituality sublime is an in- herited limbic trait. May be we evolved these neurons to better cope with the unknown, to perceive and respond to spiritual messages because they would increase the likelihood of our survival. Consciousness create so much anxiety that our species had to come up with the cognitive adaptation to deal with the pain of our intelligence – being able to think about our own mortality for instance. So it came up with the brain modification that allows us to believe in an alternative reality, that when we die there is a spiritual part of us that will live forever.

Am I religious? No, I am Spiritual? Yes, I certainly do not believe in an- thropomorphic (something not human) GOD. I would say that the kingdom of GOD is inside us all. The brain is the chamber of GOD. It allows us to re- alize GOD and contemplate GOD, whatever GOD is.

PRAYERS FOR EVERY FAITH

FINAL PRAYER FOR EVERY FAITH: –

Have mercy upon me O Lord, hear me as I pray.
Cleans me from my sin, create faith within my heart.
Grant me patience in my trail, and peace to my troubled heart.

FINAL THANKS TO GOD: –

Thank you God for nice world to see, Thank you God for birds to sing,
Thank you God for food to eat,
Thank you God for everything you give us.

A PRAYER FOR THE WORLD: –

Let the rain come and wash away the ancient grudges, The bitter hatreds held and nurtured over generations.

Let the rain wash away the memory of the hurt, the neglect,
Then let the sun come out and fill the sky with rainbows.
Let the warmth of sun heal us, wherever we are broken,
Let it burn away the fog, so that we can see each other clearly,
So that we can see beyond labels, beyond accents, gender or skin color. Let the warmth and brightness of the sun, melt our selfishness,

So that we can share the joys and feel the sorrows of our neighbors.
And let the light of sun be so strong that we see all people as our neighbors. Let the earth, nourished by rain, bring forth flowers to surround us with beauty, and let the mountains teach our hearts to reach upward to heaven.

DAILY MORNING PRAYER: –

Dear GOD,
Today I woke up
I’m Healthy
I’m Alive
I’m Blessed
I apologize for all my complaining
I’m truly grateful for all you have done in my life.