Author: Brandon Hall

Finding Ultimate Happiness Through Action

In my research with regards to spirituality and health, I came across a very interesting article by Fr. Robert Spitzer of the Magis Center regarding happiness.  He describes 4 levels of happiness that I want to touch upon because I believe it is critical, especially in this day and age, to understand how we can obtain ultimate happiness and why it’s good for our health.  The 4 levels described are as follows: Immediate (Personal) Happiness – Doing things solely for instant gratification, no regard for anyone, selfish, materialistic Ego/Comparative Happiness – Deriving short term gratification from comparing to one...

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Power of Positive Thought… Is NOT ENOUGH

Positive thought is good for your health and a whole host of other physiological functions.  I could list a ton of studies and articles on the power of the positive, but in the interest of time and your attention span, I think I’ll just list a couple and the reason why positive thinking is not enough to improve health and well-being. How Optimism May Be Good for Your Heart “Individuals with the highest levels of optimism have twice the odds of being in ideal cardiovascular health compared to their more pessimistic counterparts,” said lead study author Rosalba Hernandez. “This...

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Meditation Made Easy

I am pretty perplexed as to why meditation is not as common as taking a shower, especially in western civilization where stress is an epidemic. Is it because it is deemed “airy fairy” or too “out there”, or because people just simply don’t know how beneficial it is to one’s health and well-being? I find it hard to believe that anybody who has looked into any type of meditative practice and understands how easy it is and how beneficial it is would not do everything they could to develop a habit of meditation. Perhaps it has gotten a bad...

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Intuition – It’s Real!

Intuition is the process of “knowing” or “feeling” something without conscious reasoning.  It is the foresight of things to come, or things in remote locations not perceived with the senses.  Intuition is something we feel deep down and know we possess, but we can easily ignore because of its “woo woo” nature.  It is something that humans have been aware of for centuries, but because of western medicine and the huge amount of faith we as a society put in science, we don’t rely on our gut instincts, or what our hearts tells us. Thankfully, there actually exists science...

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Look at the World Through Your Creator Lenses

Why is it that we don’t seem to ever have a straightforward, concrete answer for some of the major questions in life like origin, meaning, morality, destiny, faith, love, spirituality, evil, death?  Why is it that God seems to be absent most of the time, that we seem to be on our own, trapped in our own minds, not understood by our partners, left to fend for ourselves?  Have you ever thought to yourself, “there has to be a reason things are the way they are?”  If you start to look at the world as if it is exactly...

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