Everyone is seeking happiness, yet it often seems fleeting or elusive. We have made it something to be acquired or achieved, someplace to arrive at. We have projected it into the future. But the question is why not be happy right here, right now?
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?
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?
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
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
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?
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
Fear is an intense emotion which seems to rule our lives. It keeps us stuck. It influences our behavior and decisions in ways that often cause more harm than good. And often it seems unshakable. We try to manage it, to suppress it, to escape it, but it creeps back in. The problem with these … Continue reading Understanding FEAR
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?