I have no magic or sacred way for you. I do not know what sort of life would be the best for you to live. You get to make your own decisions. I can tell you what I think and believe. I can write and speak in the hope that the words will help you to better know you.
Hence LukeyoutheU. LyU is a collection of thoughts, practices, and understandings. The intent is to open up for you the possibility of more joy and greater purpose. The podcasts, essays, and books of LyU invite you to to consider some of the most important life questions. Who am I? How can I live fully, and well? What is my function/ are my functions in the universe?
What I do know, believe, and put out there from the start: life is the point. Life is the point of Life. To live in and add to the world. To know, feel, be in connection with the universe, and add to the same.
At least, that is what I think. How about you?
Thank you for looking in.
The Consciousness Shift podcast
Metaphysicians take an active, conscious role in the continuing development of reality. You are a metaphysician, in at least some ways, and add, too.
Heroes of the Quran and the Bible podcast
Great religions have served not only the past but can also serve the present and the future. They can help add to the good. And speed up our individual learning curve.
Luke's Perspective, and Ours podcast
The Bible grapples with the "What is the point?" questions, offering many suggestions on how Life could possibly be better. It has extraordinary understandings for those open to it, for those willing to consider its figures and messages.
Conversations with Marc podcast
Personal experience and reflection can be great teachers if one is open to learn; and ready to apply; and willing to grow. Marc is one such person. We talk about what comes to our minds.
Straight from a Scientist podcast
Science looks at how physical realities typically connect and present themselves now. The practice and results of the scientific method are powerful. They can be quite useful tools in building a better Life.
Life is an Invitation 4min essay
The quality of your life, in many ways, is up to you.
The Most Important Thing 5min essay
What is the most important/ better action for you to be taking right now?
Seven Ways to Think and Feel Better book
You can improve your life experience by actively choosing what you think about/ how you think. I know because I did it. Drawn from my growth in Palm Springs.
Deciding What You Want book
A Bible study diving into two of Jesus' parables. The stories point out that there would be no party on earth, and not as much rejoicing in heaven, were it not for the "lost" sheep and coin.
Wander and Explore
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There is much to discover on this website.
By scrolling this far, you have demonstrated that are an investigator. That you are willing to go through at least some times of unsureness, of seeming nothingness, to find out if there might be more.
Good. Good for you, and good for all of us.
There is always more: the universe continues to expand. We are part of that expansion. We can be a bigger part, a good part, of that expansion, if we want.
With LukeyoutheU, I am asking you to assemble and make, to find and create, and to imagine and cause to be. LyU works with all three understandings of time: the past, the now, and the future.
Assemble and make use of the good that existed in your personal past, and from our collective past. Remember the things you have learned from you own experience and the experience of others that work and help you. Not only those that help alone but others, too. Bring that knowing forward into your consciousness and practice it. Practice these good things until they become habits. Until they move into your being and become your natural way of life.
Find and create what is useful and good from that which exists in your life, in the world already, right now. Concentrate, focus mostly on those things. Work toward, give mental time and physical energy to them. Do not deny the bad or difficult or wrong; learn from them. Find, but, more importantly, decide, the good even (perhaps especially) in unwanted situations. Do not try to escape the wonder and good of your physical reality on this earth. Take up the responsibility and power you have. Grow into greater responsibility, power, and love to bring more.
The good that exists now includes you, your being alive today. You have good within you, and an ability to add to the world. I ask you to use it.
See that what exists now is real. Understand that the physical world is very real. It is real and meaningful, the result of the greater mind, including human ones, from days and centuries and millennia and eons past. This mind, this Life, of which we are a part and contributor, got us to where we are right now. Know, at the same time, that all that is physical will pass, eventually or soon, every mountain range of it. The continual process of change does not make it or you or me an illusion or, necessarily, insignificant. It makes it, us, the now.
Imagine and cause to be. The now serves as a blasting off point, is the lifting off place for the what-will-be. Seek and find the helpful, useful, and good, actively create, evolve it, and yourself, into the what-will-be. Imagine it and you in your mind. Believe in it, and yourself. Believe in it with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength. Make it a full-bodied, your fully embodied belief. Start with mental assent, internal agreement; add to it, bring life to it with your actions and work. Understand and use your individual power and ability to shape your world, the world, and bring good.
You are being asked, I am asking you, dear reader, to do nothing less than to make more Life. To bring more and better Life into your individual life, and to Life itself; to feel, experience, and know the connection possible when we live in accord with the universe.
I photographed all the header photos on this website. None of the images have been altered except the one now way above: its colors were saturated and a painterly effect added.