How believable our thoughts are! They create an illusory world that we live in, more or less. Those who live in this illusory world think they feel freer, happier, more content, and more alive and open to life and life’s
For awhile I lived a very comfortable religious life. I believed I had some sense of experiencing God. Experiencing God was that warm fuzzy feeling one felt during worship, or maybe praying with others or during a good sermon. That
“It’s when we forget ourselves that we do things that are remembered.” ~ Anon. “For, as the highest gospel was a biography, so is the life of every good man and woman still an indubitable gospel, and preaches to the
I love this topic. I love contemplating the connection between this openness where all polarities dissolve, and the realm of sexuality, full to the brim with hot and cold, dry and juicy, hard and soft, yes and no. Since I
A great Indian sage once observed: “God is [consciously] in all people, but all people are not [consciously] in God, and that’s the reason why they suffer.” If a problem appears in my life … Well, not if, but when!
As all the authentic spiritual teachers throughout the ages have been reminding us, in reality you’re not a separate individual, not an individual ‘self’, not the story of ‘a person in a world’, but a vast ocean of consciousness in
Most people (and probably most of your family members) are largely unaware of their ego and its totalitarian control over every aspect of their life. As long as they are completely unaware of this they take ‘the thinker’ to be
Many of our negative feelings are the result of beliefs that we’re unconscious of, that is, beliefs that we arn’t aware we’re holding or possibly even thinking. When that’s the case, we just feel bad, and we don’t know why.
What tempts you? When we answer that question we virtually always name something that’s outside us. It’s no real surprise that we see it this way, since even the dictionary tells us that temptation comes from something or someone outside
For anyone who has risen above the level of mere survival in day to day life, the sense of purpose and meaning become important. The less gripped you are by the need to survive — or simply the perception that