East Meets West

One of the aspects of this column that I enjoy the most is the study of various religions and how they are interrelated. It is my supposition that most religions, at their core, are very much alike. Superficially this may not appear to be true. For example, when most people think about Quakers, we see…

“Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.” Those are powerful words within the Lord’s Prayer. Christians are taught to seek forgiveness from God as they forgive those who have transgressed against them. This concept of forgiveness is seen throughout the West and East. Bhudda said that remembering a wrong is…

The Hindu’s believe in the concept of karma. It is the law of cause and effect. They believe that one causes the events of one’s life through their actions and inaction. The action is the cause such, as if we are respectful to each other and the effect is that others will be respectful to…

The Universe is in a constant state of unfoldment. Fecund does not just refer to the greenery of the earth. Essentially it is a manifestation of energy. As we know from physics, photosynthesis is just the conversion of the sun’s energy into plant based material. It is a physical manifestation of the conversion of universal…

Almost 48 years ago a young African American boy won a contest. He was an altar boy for his parish church that was part of a network of American military Catholic Churches. His father was stationed in England and brought his family with him. The contest revolved around the Pope’s visit to England in 1967.…

God’ love is real. It is palpable. If you truly seek to be filled with God’s love you will receive it. You will be fulfilled. Find the best way for you to focus upon God. Not in a risk /reward fashion. (Although, I have asked God to shield me from harm or to reward me…

Be Open to life, so that you can accept what the universe is giving you, Be Open to life to accept what the universe is teaching you. I am not advocating gullibility, but perspicacity. If one practices remaining open and aware, slowly the universe will unfold before you. The path will become clear to you…

A young girl asked her grandfather, “Does God Control the Physical Universe?” His answer was, “ Well, it’s complicated.” An analysis of Eastern and Western belief systems supports the belief that God, the Universal Spirit or Pure Energy is the root cause of everything. However, due to the level of effluvia present on earth, also…

We will not cease from exploration, And the end of all our exploring We will arrive where we started And know the place for the first time. T.S.Eliot Four Quartets, Little Gidding Life seems to constantly draw us in two directions. We have the urge to explore the ends of the earth combined with the…

Living in the now is the best way to create an intended future. If we focus upon building our house brick by brick solidly, we will have a tremendous foundation for our future. Whenever I read spiritual literature which says focus upon the now. I have thoughts about unfinished business from the past and things…

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Douglas Davis

Douglas Davis is a father, husband, writer, corporate consultant and business coach. He is the author of the book. "In My Contemplation: the Musings of a Resonance Seeker." He received a B.A. from the University of Illinois in English and Mass Media Communications and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. Whether it is through the parameters of a business setting, spiritual setting or practical day to day living, his goal remains the same which is to help people bring out their best selves. He has recently published an e-book entitled, "In My Contemplation" which is available now on Amazon.

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