For many of us the spiritual path is about self-improvement. It’s about fixing those flaws in order to reach a state of perfection. We know enough about life to know that much of our thought and behavior is unhealthy and that it causes so much of our unhappiness, and so we understand that these aspects … Continue reading The Struggle of Self-Improvement
What does it mean to be secure, and is security possible? We talk about security in a number of contexts such as financial security, national security, security in relationships and so on. But what does it really mean to be secure? To secure something means to get a hold of it in such a way … Continue reading Can We Ever Find Security in Anything?
As a teenager I experienced a fair amount of heartbreak. Sometime after falling in love my partner would gradually lose interest, becoming distant and indifferent, and eventually deciding to call it off. The breakup would leave me with a sense of despair and sometimes anger. But I wanted to understand why. I wanted to know … Continue reading Illusions of Love
In a previous article entitled “Freedom in Relationships” I talked about the importance of respecting one another’s personal freedom by not imposing rules, restrictions and obligations. I talked before about freedom in relationship. Today I want to elaborate more on maintaining personal independence while in a relationship. What I mean is that so many of us look … Continue reading Independent in Love
Attachment comes in many forms. We can be attached to people or objects, to a job or social identity, even to an idea or belief. We have all kinds of attachments, some strong and others more subtle. And we’re often unaware of how strong our attachments are until we lose something or face the threat … Continue reading Letting Go of Attachment