Pain holds us All

In the past, I’ve spoken of the mesh, the threads of connection we hold with our past. At the connection or node of each of these ‘threads’ is a grip. A holding, a knot of …

What’s Still True?

I’ve spoken recently several times about one of the challenges of the spiritual journey – that the rules keep changing. What we have held true no longer serves. But the habits of mind keep regurgitating …

volume

If you haven’t been by in the last couple of days, there’s been a rather large flow of articles.  15 in the last 2 days. This began with What is the Illusion? on the 26th …

Attention!

If you read any spiritual or new age material, you’re bound to run into ideas like ’emotions fuel desires’ and ‘healing the heart’ and ‘the power of passion’. Including on this blog. Emotions are quite …

The Muse

We’ve all heard the message that in order to be a great artist, we must suffer. That the creative muse is a fickle thing, showing up at awkward times and vanishing when she is most …

Mantra, Mantra

Awhile back I started an article on meditation but it soon became clear this was more like a small book than a blog post. I decided to write on just one aspect that is less …

Dissolutionment

As we climb the ladder of spiritual awakening, the growth cycle has a tendency to speed up and the rules get increasing distinct. Each time there is a major change, the rules of ‘reality’ shift …

Curtains of Mind

Recently here, we’ve talked about the model of life as a movie theater with the observer as projector and the world as the screen. The senses perceive the liveliness and create an image in mind, …

Resisting Resistance

Over on Albert’s blog, Urban Monk, he wrote of how we secretly want to suffer. In a discussion in comments something came out I thought was interesting. If we understand that the ego-identity structure is …

What is the Illusion?

Over on Soul Awakens, Kris raised an important point that needs to be recognized. The illusion of self The illusion of self is not that your existence is an illusion. The illusion is the idea …

Progression

There is a concept in Vedanta that creation arises from the formless, without qualities. What causes creation to arise? We could say recognition of Self. Self aware of Itself. And what is that recognition? It …