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Answering the Big Question: Why Adventure Sports?

Credit: Liza Cicuto/ PixabayWhen asked what the best religion is, the Dalai Lama replied: “The best religion is what brings you closest to God.” What about riding ghastly waves, or meticulously calculating the next move on a narrow mountain ridge? Can you find spirituality there? As long as you do it for the right reasons, then yes, you can.Over the past few decades, extreme sports have garnered a lot of attention. Despite this growing inte...

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Nature and Spirituality Pt.2: Where Did Ancient Cultures Find the Divine?

Since the dawn of humanity, man has time and time again come face-to-face with perplexing questions that continued to drive him to the edges of sanity. Although the cosmos have always posed as a great mystery calling to be unlocked, it was always accompanied with the inevitable question of who created it. In pursuit of the Divine, the Creator, or the All-Mighty, many peoples around the world and throughout history have turned to nature for...

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Nature and Spirituality Pt.1: Why Do We Feel Spiritually Connected in Nature?

According to an ancient wisdom, a human experience goes through five layers which include the environment, physical body, mind, intuition, and self or spirit. While some people describe the spirit as the non-physical element of the body which houses character and emotions, some would even attribute one’s sense of purpose and meaning to spirit. In a time of scientific advancement when complex equations and lab coats are deemed the most tru...

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Omar Samra on Spirituality and the Power of Nature

“I took to the crowded city streets, pondering the flashing neon lights in search of life’s true meaning,” said no wise man ever. Since the dawn of humanity, man has sought solitude in the embrace of nature, dwelling on the complex terrain of his psyche in search of answers, solace, and enlightenment.Having roamed the Earth from pole to pole, treading paths that no one had ever walked before, Omar Samra has time and time again found himsel...