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
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.
One of the things that holds us back from stepping into our power and living in the flow is self-judgment. Most of the insecurity and anxiety we experience which blocks our authenticity, our creativity, our ability to embrace life with joy can be traced back to the beliefs we have concerning ourselves, our lack of … Continue reading The Paradox of Self-Judgment
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 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
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
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