Experience and Belief

We tend to think of experience as superior to belief. But there’s a phrase that gives it away – Seeing is Believing. The mind creates concepts about the world based on what we’re told and …

Out of Bliss

Anandaddhyeva khalwimani bhutani jayante anandena jatani jivanti anandam prayanty abhisamwishanti Out of bliss these beings are born, In bliss they are sustained, And to bliss they go and merge again. — Taittiriya Upanishad 3.6.1 Why …

Emergence

In a number of posts here, I have spoken of the cycles of growth. Typically I refer to balance, disintegration, growth, integration, and repeat. In a talk recently, we discussed Teilhard de Chardin’s view of …

The Fifth Agreement

In prior posts, I’ve spoken about The Four Agreements, an excellent book by DON Miguel Ruiz. Released in 1997, The Four Agreements taught: to be impeccable with your word, don’t take anything personally, don’t make …

GoD And DoG

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Not Nada

Recently, in a discussion over on Takuin’s blog, I was reminded of an issue to be alert to on the journey. It is not uncommon to go through a nada phase, a place where much …

Solid, real Solid

Solid may seem to be an odd word to describe anything “spiritual”. Spirit seems ephemeral, a cloud through which we may sometimes peak. Yet as we deepen into our fundamental reality, we discover some of …

The Fear of Awakening

As we approach awakening, we may notice fear there, an apparent fear of awakening. Considering the promise we may have heard of what awaits, this may seem a curious response. But it’s important to recognize …

I Am

I am the Silence I am the ever awakeness I am the lively stirring flow I am the heart of God, becoming I am creation, God’s dream I am the seed of the universe I …

Laws of Nature Evolve

In the past I’ve spoken of the objective vs subjective perspective, the impersonal vs personal. How the world can be perceived as the play of laws of nature or the play of energetic beings, the …