This post argues that certain traits are necessary to be sincerely engaged in self-growth, self-healing and spiritual development. These traits come into play in the distance event that each of these really are—a marathon, not a sprint or a few
The path isn’t a straight line; it’s a spiral. You continually come back to things you thought you understood and see deeper truths. — Barry H. Gillespie The path can be a path of healing. It can be path of
Enlightenment is acknowledged in Ch’an Buddhism as integrating form and emptiness. The fundamental purpose of practice is to assist the practitioner in eventually transcending duality, which is viewed as the root of all delusion in the mind. By duality we
There’s just no way around it. If we want something to happen, we have to show up for it. We delude ourselves into believing that somehow we can remain hidden and what needs to happen will happen. What needs to
In Sanskrit sangha means “association,” “assembly,” “company,” or “community.” There are communities in neighborhoods, social communities, virtual ones, work or artistic communities, and even the community of ideas. The first community starts under the same roof and it’s called family.
There are many ways to work with the chakras. One that isn’t often mentioned is the use of personal writing. Chakras are a vast field of study and this isn’t meant to address these wheels of our subtle anatomy completely.
In its simplest, most direct manifestation, to be empowered is already happening if you’re consciously involved in working on yourself. If this work is psychological, spiritual or better a combination, and it’s consistent and sincere, then empowerment is taking place.