I’m one of those people who consider themselves “Spiritual, but not Religious”. And what I mean by this is that while I am open to exploring the realms of consciousness and connectivity, I have no interest in doctrines and dogmas. The basic difference between spirituality and religion is that spirituality is about direct personal experience, … Continue reading The Fine Line Between Spirituality and Delusion
It would seem, in most cultures, that we derive much of our personal identity from our biological sex. And in such cultures there are strong divisions between men and women regarding societal roles and behavior. These gender roles are conditioned in us from such an early age that we grow to assume that they are natural. … Continue reading Restoring Balance Between the Masculine and Feminine
Belief is something often misunderstood. Taken to the extreme it can be blind us from the truth. It can enslave us to the will of those who would wish to control us. It can excuse us from responsibility and can even be used to justify atrocities that we would otherwise not commit. But what exactly … Continue reading Belief, Doubt, Uncertainty & Skepticism
What is the Meaning of Life? What does it mean for life to have meaning? And how do we find meaning in our lives?
While embarking upon a journey, someone offered me a word of advice; “Be careful,” he warned, “Wherever you go, there you are.” These words didn’t mean much to me at the time, but I would later reflect back on them. I had traveled down into Central America to chase after my dream of living a simple … Continue reading Know Yourself, Love Yourself
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
There are many who believe that they have all the answers, but the answers they have are often borrowed from others. And when we hold to such information with unwavering conviction we leave little room for true understanding. There was a professor who had been studying Zen philosophy for many years, and one day … Continue reading The Wisdom of Unknowing
The ego is that function of consciousness by which we identify with the mind and the material body, the material world and our roles within it. It sustains in us the illusion of duality. It is the very idea that we are separate from the creation, separate from one another, and separate from God. But … Continue reading EGO