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
Suffering seems inevitable in life. But instead of trying to avoid it, can we find the willingness to accept it, and instead to discover what lessons it may have to teach us? Suffering can be a valuable teacher in life. And when I say that, it's not to suggest that we should try to create … Continue reading Suffering is a Valuable Teacher in Life
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.
We live in a culture of convenience and quick fixes, and when it comes to spirituality and personal growth we often expect instant results. But what usually happens is that we either bypass the process entirely, by repressing our shadow side and putting on a false show of positivity, or we get so frustrated that … Continue reading Be Patient With Yourself – Growth Takes Time
Lasting happiness is what everyone is ultimately searching for, and yet it seems illusive. Happiness comes in waves that rise and recede. We find ourselves happy in one moment, followed by moments of misery, depression and despair. We desire a happiness that is lasting, unwavering and constant, and yet it seems that happiness is never … Continue reading Can We Find Lasting Happiness?
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
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