We often use the term “unconditional love” without really understanding what this means. The truth is that love, in it's purest expression, is completely unconditional. To have conditions means that there are requirements and standards that must be met in order for us to love someone. For example, it's easy to love someone who loves … Continue reading LOVE means ACCEPTANCE
It's the beginning of a new year and many of us set forth the intention to begin a new chapter in life. There have been times when I've made such intentions, and times when I simply didn't bother, because looking back over my life I observed that I rarely carried them to fruition. We often … Continue reading A New Year – A New Chapter in Life
In order to understand conflict we need to understand ourselves. We need to understand who we are at the deepest core of our being and how conflict arises within us. We need to understand the whole mechanism behind it, beginning with the concept of the Self. (a continuation of "Why is There so Much Conflict … Continue reading All Conflict is Rooted in the Self
The world can often be a dark and dispairing place, and we can succumb to that darkness or we can choose to be a light, a beacon of hope, a shining ray of love, illuminating the space around us. Faced with intolerance, corruption, injustice and ill-will, we can choose to live from the heart. Where … Continue reading Be a Light in the Darkness
Human civilization has existed for some 10,000 years and in all that time we have been killing one another, raping, stealing, exploiting one another, and destroying the natural ecosystem which supports our very existence. No other species behaves so recklessly. No other species is so systematically self-destructive. Religions have not solved the problem. Governments have … Continue reading Why Is There So Much Conflict in the World?
In regard to the fate of humanity, and the current state of the world, there are two prevailing perspectives. On the one hand, it appears that we are headed toward catastrophe, the end of the world as we know it, or at the very least, the end of humanity. But there are some who believe … Continue reading The Great Awakening of Humanity
We all have that feeling from time to time that whatever we’re doing, wherever we are in life, that there is this underlying sense of emptiness, as if something is missing. And no matter what we do, we never feel quite satisfied. We try to fill that void with experiences and material acquisitions, but nothing … Continue reading Feeling the Void Within
According to a recent survey, roughly 73% of the (U.S.) population believes in soulmates. That is, we believe there is one special person who we’re meant to be with for the rest of our lives. But more than this, we believe that this person will be our perfect match in every way. And we will … Continue reading Why You Haven’t Found Your Soulmate… and Likely Never Will
Every relationship has its challenges. And we often find ourselves overwhelmed, unable to resolve tensions, and in some cases making the situation worse. We tend think of these challenges as problems to be solved or even escaped. But in order to make any progress, it’s important to understand how these issues arise. We need to … Continue reading Insecurity in Relationships
What is spirituality? And what does it mean to be “Spiritual”? We use these terms so often, and they’ve become very convenient, but what do they really mean? The term "spiritual" refers to “spirit”, which is understood to be that life force which animates all organisms, but not only does spirit pervade all living beings, it … Continue reading What Does it Mean to Be “Spiritual”?