Archive for the ‘Philosophy and Religion’ Category

postheadericon How to Stop Viewing Islam As a Bad Religion

How to Stop Viewing Islam As a Bad Religion

The unfortunate use of Islam to justify multiple horrific crimes has led some people to adopt the opinion that all Muslims are terrorists or extremists. And this could not be further from the truth. It is important to realize that there are good people and bad people in every religious group—Christian, Jewish, and Muslim alike. In fact, the vast majority who ascribe to any faith are good people and among those are scattered a small minority of bad. What must be distinguished is what Islam actually teaches and whether the…

postheadericon How to Stop Thinking that Accepting Help is a Sign of Weakness

How to Stop Thinking that Accepting Help is a Sign of Weakness

Two Methods:Overcoming Prideful or Flawed ThinkingLearning to Ask for HelpCommunity Q&A While it may sound simple enough, accepting help is something that is extremely challenging for all of us at one time or another. It can be especially hard for those of us who believe that seeking help undermines our independence and our ability to cope. However, by refusing to accept help, we disregard the fact that we are social beings who need to cooperate with one another in order to thrive. It’s possible to change your thinking and become…

postheadericon How to Stop Thinking About Things That Bother You

How to Stop Thinking About Things That Bother You

Things can bother you, sometimes so intensely that thoughts about them become all consuming. It is said that you must not “sweat the small things”, yet sometimes these small things have sharp teeth and cling fiercely, causing ongoing negative feelings and thoughts. Letting go of these negative thoughts about things that bother you will free up your energies for more enjoyable and constructive tasks in life. 1 Distract yourself. Find something else to do that has nothing to do with that which is bothering you. It can help to take…

postheadericon How to Stop the Cycle of Reincarnation

How to Stop the Cycle of Reincarnation

A number of faiths teach that every living entity has to die and be reborn; perhaps in a worse condition than at present. Although some faiths are happy to continue reincarnating endlessly, faiths such as Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism teach that happiness only comes from ending the cycle. If that’s your goal, then follow these steps to stop the eternal cycle of births and deaths for ever. Steps 1 Recognize suffering. The quest to stop the eternal cycle of births and deaths begins with an internal realization that one is…

postheadericon How to Stop Fearing Ghosts and Paranormal Phenomena

How to Stop Fearing Ghosts and Paranormal Phenomena

Scared to be by yourself in a dark room? How about staying up all night fearing what might happen to you? Do you get easily scared when someone taps you on the back or makes a loud noise? Well by reading this article you can stand up to this fear and understand none of it’s real. Steps 1 Examine your fear. A good place to begin is to decide on what it is that you are actually afraid of; then proceed from there. There are times when “fear” can be…

postheadericon How to Stop Believing Astrology

How to Stop Believing Astrology

Tired of categorizing people based on astrology? Tired of being tempted to bring it up? Maybe it started out as fun, but now you can’t think for yourself. Read on from step one for how to stop believing in astrology. Steps 1 Think of how you defined yourself before astrology. If you’ve known it since forever (thanks to magazines) think of how you would define yourself or of how your favorite things define you. Write them down in a little journal sketch book, that will define you until you beat…

postheadericon How to Become a Shinto Priest

How to Become a Shinto Priest

Shintoism is the original faith of the indigenous Japanese, involving the worship of various Gods, Spirits and demons called Kami. Shintoism is rare outside Japan though it is gaining popularity outside Japan in some countries. For those who wish to devote themselves to Shintoism and become priests, here is a guide. Steps 1 To become a Shinto priest one must have the physical abilities. Shinto priests sit in a position known as seiza (sitting position with your legs folded beneath you). You will have to be able to move into…

postheadericon How to Stop Being Superstitious

How to Stop Being Superstitious

Three Parts:Adjusting Your MindsetTaking ActionMaking It StickCommunity Q&A Have you become a slave to superstitions? Do you run to the other side of the street when you see a black cat? Do you cringe any time you accidentally step on a crack, or feel convinced that your day will be ruined because of it? Have you ever cracked a mirror, and felt devastated that your life was going to be horrible for the next seven years? If this sounds like you, then it’s time to break those superstitious habits and…

postheadericon How to Become a Seventh Day Adventist

How to Become a Seventh Day Adventist

One Methods:Doctrine on Christ:Community Q&A Are you interested in Seventh Day Adventist teachings, doctrines, prophesies and to become SDA? Read on… Steps 1 Visit your local SDA churches. Find a congregation of people who are friendly where you feel comfortable. 2 Request Bible Studies from the local SDA Elder or Pastor so that you can find out more about what SDAs believe. 3 Start having your own personal time with God, to talk to Him about the things you are learning. 4 Study more about the different topics. Find out…

postheadericon How to Stay Rooted in Being

How to Stay Rooted in Being

Four Parts:Anchors to the nowJust watch your inner selfCatalyzing and pragmatic PracticesDissolve the EgoCommunity Q&A The essence of this article can be summed up in one pointer––”be aware of your inner self, always”. The remaining elements are such details as techniques, method, habits, and so forth. When you are rooted in being, you are connected to the consciousness, the stillness that’s ever ‘present’ in all beings. That’s why it is said that “we are part of the whole” or “we are all universally connected”. Part 1 Anchors to the now…