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
Do you sometimes feel as though you're wandering aimlessly in life with no clear sense of direction? Do you wonder what is your purpose? What is the very meaning of life? Perhaps you feel lost, but are you truly lost or are you merely lost in thought?
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.
It would seem that in our current age more people are waking up than ever before in the history of mankind. It's hard to know whether there is indeed an increase in awakening, or if it's just become more noticeable, more acceptable to talk about it. But perhaps the very fact that it's become so acceptable … Continue reading Are You Awake? – (Spiritual Awakening)
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
For many of us the spiritual path is about self-improvement. It’s about fixing those flaws in order to reach a state of perfection. We know enough about life to know that much of our thought and behavior is unhealthy and that it causes so much of our unhappiness, and so we understand that these aspects … Continue reading The Struggle of Self-Improvement
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?
Attachment comes in many forms. We can be attached to people or objects, to a job or social identity, even to an idea or belief. We have all kinds of attachments, some strong and others more subtle. And we’re often unaware of how strong our attachments are until we lose something or face the threat … Continue reading Letting Go of Attachment