Healing the Animal

There’s an aspect of spiritual awakening that is not always talked about. The process of awakening is a movement to total integration. This means not only awakening to our higher spiritual selves but to our …

Who is Doing, Anyway?

Recently, I received the following question. The answer seemed worth sharing. Just read your post Wisdom Intention. Intention implies wanting and in turn doing. If this is true, who is wanting and doing? How does …

Awakening the Body

We tend to think of enlightenment as an abstract future promise. A place where the transcendent peace we’ve experienced becomes an ongoing reality. Where we find an inner freedom. This place is known as Moksha …

To Battle and Surrender

“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” — Reinhold Niebuhr, American theologian, 1892-1971 That classic …

Wisdom Intention

Intention is the driver of all things in the world. It brings everything into our life and propels us forward. But there are, we could say, 2 kinds of intention. There are the intentions that …

What is Enlightenment?

Takuin recently responded to the question What is Enlightenment? on his blog. His answer is excellent. “Enlightenment is limitless expansion within a limited field.” “The limited field is this physical world we all live within. …

The 4 Immeasurables

In Buddhism, they say 4 things will make the mind immeasurable. Brahma-Vihara is the 4 apramana or Immeasurables. Also known as the 4 virtues or most sublime attitudes. They are: Metta – loving-kindness Karuna – …

Feeding Your Demons

A couple of times recently, I’ve run into references to Feeding you Demons, a process for coming to terms with your “obsessions and fears, feelings of insecurity, chronic illnesses, or common problems like depression, anxiety, …