Most of us live only within the level of consciousness— consciously serving and consciously devoted to God. This shows immaturity and the fact that we’re not yet living the real Christian life. Maturity is produced in the life of a child of God on the unconscious level, until we become so…
“I fear I’ve made this “path of righteousness” about myself. Somehow I’ve fallen into the lie that I can be better, that I should be better, that I must move forward so that I might advance the goodness of my being. My soul, do not be deceived! May Satan’s tongue not entangle thee! It is not I who may take up the path of righteousness, for only One ever has. It is He who guides me on this path, not so that I may stand upright, but for His name’s sake. Be low oh corrupted flesh, for it is in your lessening that He is exalted.”—Christian Tenbrook on Psalm 23:3 (via sonofastoryteller)
Sound therapists and Manchester band Marconi Union compiled the song. Scientists played it to 40 women and found it to be more effective at helping them relax than songs by Enya, Mozart and Coldplay.
Weightless works by using specific rhythms, tones, frequencies and intervals to relax the listener. A continuous rhythm of 60 BPM causes the brainwaves and heart rate to synchronise with the rhythm: a process known as ‘entrainment’. Low underlying bass tones relax the listener and a low whooshing sound with a trance-like quality takes the listener into an even deeper state of calm.
Dr David Lewis, one of the UK’s leading stress specialists said: “‘Weightless’ induced the greatest relaxation – higher than any of the other music tested. Brain imaging studies have shown that music works at a very deep level within the brain, stimulating not only those regions responsible for processing sound but also ones associated with emotions.”
The study - commissioned by bubble bath and shower gel firm Radox Spa - found the song was even more relaxing than a massage, walk or cup of tea. So relaxing is the tune, apparently, that people are being Rex advised against listening to it while driving.
The top 10 most relaxing tunes were: 1. Marconi Union - Weightless 2. Airstream - Electra 3. DJ Shah - Mellomaniac (Chill Out Mix) 4. Enya - Watermark 5. Coldplay - Strawberry Swing 6. Barcelona - Please Don’t Go 7. All Saints - Pure Shores 8. Adele - Someone Like You 9. Mozart - Canzonetta Sull’aria 10. Cafe Del Mar - We Can Fly
I have this strange thing about being in people’s homes for the first time. It’s no secret that I’m an awkward guy, but it gets infinitely more evident in foreign settings. I’m always afraid I’ll spill coffe, or ruin someones $6,000 rug, or accidentally light the house on fire after I knock over…
Too many tears. I relate so much with your testimony, Justin, and this hit some weird chords within me, but I’m incredibly grateful because this is a reminder of why I’m here. Why God brought me here; the great redeemer rescuing each us out of death. So beautiful.
"I walk around the patch where he was buried, not over it nor onto it. Why do I do that? Walking on it seems like desecration. I begin to understand why humanity has regarded its burial grounds as sacred sites. Under each of these plots has been laid to rest what remained of one of God’s images on earth, one of his icons. Those icon-remains hallow this place. I suppose if that’s true, then the houses of the living are even more hallowed. If the resting places of the remains of God’s icons deserve respect, then surely the dwelling places of his living icons do.”
…Stay firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. (you.are.not.alone)
And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.