The single most important step in your journey toward enlightenment is to learn to dis-identify from your thinking mind. The thinking mind is a very busy component of our consciousness. It’s constantly labeling, judging, defining, conceptualizing, covering the world up
Before the first move, we’re typically preoccupied with trying to get what we think we want from the things “out there.” We try to change our circumstances, our partner, our work, our house, etc., to conform to our desires. Unfortunately,
What are you when the world is considered as a whole of which you form a minuscule but essential part? What will “you” appear to be when viewed from longer and longer distances? What happens then is that the “you”
What is conventionally called “love” is an ego strategy to avoid surrender. You’re looking to someone to give you that which can only come to you in the state of surrender. The ego uses that person as a substitute to
Julia Tindall outlines the three main approaches to Jnana Yoga (pronounced, yana yoga) — the path of intuitive knowing. Have you ever felt that there must be something more to life, something beyond our mundane experience of the everyday world?
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
Paul Hedderman gives a new slant on the Serenity Prayer. The now famous Serenity Prayer is attributed to theologian, Reinhold Niebuhr (1892 -1971), goes … God, grant me … the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to
Eckhart Tolle argues that consciousness is the true source of creativity, joy and peace in your life. Without consciousness, you become captive to your thoughts and emotions. In his book, A New Earth, Eckhart explains that much of your life
The irony is that our very search for the All (or whatever name we give It) … our search for It hinges on one thing — a deep-seated belief that It’s not now present. And I don’t mean present in
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!