The Cure for Pain

Rumi says it so well. Pain is a signal that something is wrong. If we acknowledge the pain, it’s job is done and it will stop or wind down significantly. This is true of both …

It’s Time

Karma, in this case referring to the consequences of past action, is described as having 3 types. With awakening, we are said to roast the mountains of our backlog and to stop creating new problems …

Our Amazing Senses

If you read about Samkhya in Indian philosophy, you’ll often hear it explained that senses arise out of mind and objects come out of the senses. However, it’s better to understand perception to be coming …

More on Means

Recently, I wrote an article highlighting a snippet of the Rig Veda where it observes that the enlightened act by means of that which remains to be united. That part that is not “enlightened”. A …

Kristin on Release

Finally got a chance to listen to Kristin Kirk‘s talk from last years SAND conference. Called “Dissolving the Substance of the Conditioned Self”, she explores the awareness and release process she adopted. My own process …

The Means

The recent Surrender article brought out a key point which is worth amplifying. Again, from the second to last sentence of the ancient Rig Veda: “By virtue of unitedness and by means of that which …

The Value of a Story

We might rightfully ask – What is the value of telling an awakening story? It is after all just a story. As I was reminded recently, “Those who know do not say, those who say …

Gossip

Another area where we need discrimination is in the stories we encourage and pass on. If we spend time with gossips, it’s easy to fall into the trap ourselves. I remember taking a step back …

Deep Yoga

Last year, I did a series of articles on the Yoga Sutra, emphasizing how Yoga (union) was much more than postures. It’s also useful to be reminded that Yoga is much older than the commonly …

Layers of Clearing

Awakening doesn’t require you be perfect, totally free of stress, etc. It just requires enough, so that sufficient clarity is there for the recognition to take place, then for grace to step in for the …

More Extraordinary

“You’ll never bump into anything more extraordinary, more amazing, more mysterious than life without your idea about it.” – Adyashanti, from a recent newsletter I can add, even your life without your idea about it. …