The narrative I live by is the humanist narrative. If we are looking for morality, if we’re looking for vices and virtues, we can find them both in humanity—in human creations, human culture, humanity’s endeavor to develop our reason and our emotions and developing not only relationships between humans, but with the animal world.
I think that that is a superior source of morality and a superior source of spirituality than any form of organized religion. God doesn’t answer back. That’s the problem. Humans can. You can talk to them and you can improve on what human have said and done. You can’t improve on what an invisible entity might say or think because you don’t know.
60 Second Reads is recorded in Big Think’s studio.
Combining years of neurological research and mindfulness techniques, Dr. Heather Berlin helps us better understand how the body’s most complex organ can easily be misled into negative thinking - and how we can stop that from happening.