Do you sometimes feel as though you're wandering aimlessly in life with no clear sense of direction? Do you wonder what is your purpose? What is the very meaning of life? Perhaps you feel lost, but are you truly lost or are you merely lost in thought?
There's been this emphasis in the spiritual and self-help community for a very long time on being positive, on thinking positive thoughts, and always having a positive attitude. And while this seems like a great idea, I get the impression that many of us don't really understand it. And naturally, many people have a great … Continue reading Positive Thinking & Spiritual Bypassing
There is so much mystery and misunderstanding around the words “spiritual” and “spirituality”, and I was going to make an attempt to clarify what it is we're talking about here. But as I sat down to write, over and over again, I found it to be a very difficult task. Our language is often limited … Continue reading What is Spirituality?
There is this noble idea of universal unconditional love, that we should love not only those who love us, but even those who hate us, that we should love everyone without distinction. It's very easy to hate someone, but to love can be extremely challenging, especially when that person is difficult to tolerate. This idea … Continue reading How to Love EVERYONE… (Even Your Enemies)
We grow up in a society that places a great emphasis on ambition and accomplishment. We're told to go out and make something of ourselves, to strive for success, to accomplish something great, to leave behind some legacy. Many people grow up carrying upon them the expectations of their parents, of the society, their whole … Continue reading Spiritual Awakening – Feeling Lost, Aimless, Without a Clear Sense of Direction.
There's this pervasive idea in our culture that everyone has a life purpose, but most of us aren't clear on what it is exactly. We may only feel certain that what we're currently doing isn't it. Or we may not be doing much of anything at all. We may be in that in-between place where … Continue reading What is My Life Purpose?
Do you feel out of place in the world? Do you value spirituality over materialism? Do you have an inclination toward helping others, raising awareness, and restoring harmony with nature? These, and other traits, are considered by some to be signs and symptoms of being a "starseed." But what does that mean, and is there … Continue reading Are You a STARSEED?
Someone recently asked the question, “Why do spiritual people seem so lazy?” People who are spiritually inclined are often accused of laziness. They seem to have little ambition in regard to material pursuits. They may be disinterested or unskilled in making money, and might often be struggling financially. They may seem to have little interest … Continue reading Why Do Spiritual People Seem So Lazy?
One of the greatest challenges to belief in God is the problem of suffering. But it's not just atheists who struggle with this challenge. Most everyone is conflicted by the fact that there is so much unnecessary suffering in the world, and it would seem that God, if God exists, is often apathetic. I've approached … Continue reading Why Does God Allow Suffering?
There is no such thing as darkness. That is to say that darkness is not something, but rather the absence of something; something we call light. Darkness is only a term that we use to describe a space in which light is not present, but darkness itself has no substance, no independent reality of it's … Continue reading Hatred is the Absence of Love