Month: <span>December 2017</span>

The Chance Assumption

“What astonishes me, just as it astonishes a child when he becomes aware of his own identity, is the fact of finding myself here, and at this moment, deep in this life and not in …

All Love

I started to write a verse for Xmas but realized it reminded me of the above which I liked better. Often described as an Irish blessing, it was written by Mike Heron (a Scot) and …

Every Cycle

“Nature remembers what we humans have forgotten: Every cycle must return to stillness, silence, the dark Every out-breath requires an in-breath Every outer endeavor turns back inwards to its origins, its center, and begins again; …

Priorities

Watching the latest Star Wars movie, I was reminded of the choices we face in life. Do we favour the “dark side” urges for power, control, and fame? Or do we move with the light …

Our Drivers

Becoming self-aware and learning to recognize where we have work to do can be a difficult process. But the difficulty is only in the complexity and the discomfort of seeing our shadows. It also requires …

Everything Awakens

I’ve spoken in several ways about the dynamics of consciousness. Fundamentally, there are three aspects – the observer, the object of observation, and the process of observation. We can even map the enlightenment process to …

The Highest Reality

It’s curious to reflect on Vedanta (end of the Veda) at this juncture. The Brahma Sutra is about Unity into Brahman. The Upanishads, assemblies of key verses from the earlier Vedas, explore Self Realization through …

Practical Doing

There is a tendency in spiritual circles to blame things on karma. “It didn’t work out because of my karma.” Or “My karma made this a bad experience.” But this understanding is poor. Karma means …

Sharing

And now for something completely different… Some people getting the book have wanted a photo with the author as well. They’ve then shared that on social media. Here are a few they’ve also shared with …

Types of Self

When people use the English word “self” or any of its variations (myself, himself, etc.), they may refer to one or several things. Most commonly, they’re talking about the personal self or me. Yet if …

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