Independent in 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

6 Things I Learned from Being Homeless

Much of my early spiritual studies centered on persons who had lived a life of extreme renunciation.  I was quite drawn to that way of life myself and even felt that perhaps I had lived as a wandering ascetic in a previous incarnation.  Whether or not this was true my present incarnation put me in … Continue reading 6 Things I Learned from Being Homeless

From Loneliness to Aloneness

If you ever feel lonely, know that you’re not alone.  Loneliness is so prevalent it would seem as if it’s an inescapable human condition.  But what exactly is loneliness?  Where does it arise from and how is it overcome?  Loneliness is a deep pervading, and often unshakable feeling, a sense of disconnectedness, a craving for affection and companionship.    Loneliness is an overwhelming … Continue reading From Loneliness to Aloneness