There are few words that are thrown around so loosely and frivolously as the word “love”. I think the word has been so misused and misunderstood, so polluted and corrupted that perhaps we need a new word, a better word. “Love” is one of those words that means so many different things to different people … Continue reading What Does it Mean to Say, “I Love You”?
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)
As a teenager I experienced a fair amount of heartbreak. Sometime after falling in love my partner would gradually lose interest, becoming distant and indifferent, and eventually deciding to call it off. The breakup would leave me with a sense of despair and sometimes anger. But I wanted to understand why. I wanted to know … Continue reading Illusions of Love
There’s a lot of talk about soulmates, with definitions differing slightly from one to the next, but the conventional concept this; that for each of us there is one special person who we are destined to be with. Your soulmate is your perfect match, your ideal partner, the other half of your soul, the only … Continue reading In Search of a Soulmate.. In Search of Ourselves
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
Often when we’re in relationship, we’re in it for ourselves. We see our partner as someone whose job it is to fulfill our every need. And when things aren’t working out the way we would like them to, we expect the other person to change, to come more into alignment with what we imagine the … Continue reading Be a Space for Your Partner to Open Up & Grow
We don’t always know exactly what we want in a relationship. Sometimes we don’t even think about it. We just get so swept up in the romance that we don’t even step back to consider whether or not this other person is really suited to us, or whether they’re compatible for the long term. Sometimes … Continue reading In Seeking the Perfect Partner
Of all the various topics out there, the one I find myself talking and writing about the most is relationship. And there’s a very good reason for this. Relationship plays such an integral part in our lives and contributes a great deal to our personal spiritual growth. We are all in relationship with one another, … Continue reading Relationship Matters
What is the Meaning of Life? What does it mean for life to have meaning? And how do we find meaning in our lives?