If you're feeling stuck or stagnant on your spiritual journey, it's perfectly normal. It may actually be an important part of the growth process.
Who are we really? Are we really who we think we are? Are we who others say we are? Is it enough to believe we are something other than who we have believed ourselves to be? What is the way to know oneself as one truly is?
Have you begun to awaken only to discover that you still struggle with basic issues like anxiety and depression, attachment and dissatisfaction? For many people Spiritual Awakening is a gradual process of self discovery and realization. Somewhere along the way we've gotten this idea that one is either spiritually asleep or spiritually awake; that there's … Continue reading Spiritual Awakening is a Process
A lot of people ask, "How do I share my spirituality with those close to me?" (family, friends or a romantic partner).. It might be especially difficult if they seem uninterested or antagonistic toward Spirituality. So how can you get through to them in a way that might be more effective? How can you help … Continue reading How to Help Awaken Others
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?