If you're feeling stuck or stagnant on your spiritual journey, it's perfectly normal. It may actually be an important part of the growth process.
Who are we really? Are we really who we think we are? Are we who others say we are? Is it enough to believe we are something other than who we have believed ourselves to be? What is the way to know oneself as one truly is?
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
There's been this emphasis in the spiritual and self-help community for a very long time on being positive, on thinking positive thoughts, and always having a positive attitude. And while this seems like a great idea, I get the impression that many of us don't really understand it. And naturally, many people have a great … Continue reading Positive Thinking & Spiritual Bypassing
For many of us on the path of personal growth there's this idea of becoming something greater than what we currently are. There's this idea that we must become whole, become more spiritual, become enlightened. There's all this talk of becoming. But suppose that there is nothing to become. Suppose that whatever we're striving to … Continue reading Return to Authenticity
Someone recently asked the question, “Why do spiritual people seem so lazy?” People who are spiritually inclined are often accused of laziness. They seem to have little ambition in regard to material pursuits. They may be disinterested or unskilled in making money, and might often be struggling financially. They may seem to have little interest … Continue reading Why Do Spiritual People Seem So Lazy?
There is no such thing as darkness. That is to say that darkness is not something, but rather the absence of something; something we call light. Darkness is only a term that we use to describe a space in which light is not present, but darkness itself has no substance, no independent reality of it's … Continue reading Hatred is the Absence of Love
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
The world can often be a dark and dispairing place, and we can succumb to that darkness or we can choose to be a light, a beacon of hope, a shining ray of love, illuminating the space around us. Faced with intolerance, corruption, injustice and ill-will, we can choose to live from the heart. Where … Continue reading Be a Light in the Darkness