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On Anxiety

I’ve written occasionally on anxiety as it’s so prevalent in Western society. They define anxiety as uneasiness and apprehension about the future. Fear of possible change. Anxiety tells us we’re resisting. Like worry, it shows …

Point Values

In many articles, I’ve talked about “head, heart, gut“, the way Adyashanti described the three core identifications. I ended up talking about them as the 3 am-egos. Head is the self-concept and mental identification with …

A Conversation on Devotion

Andrew Hewson and I discussed devotion this month. We opened with a definition of devotion, as distinct from belief. Devotion as a surrender, a non-doing allowing that sprouts naturally. Topics included: Breaking open the heart, …

Higher and Lower Knowledge

Shaunaka, a great householder, once approached Angiras in the prescribed manner and asked, “My Lord, what is that, knowing which, everything becomes known?” Angiras then said to him, “Two kinds of knowledge are to be …

Prana and Intellect

In the Kosha model, the emotional body is called the prana or life-force body. This is where prana is fully embodied. However, we shouldn’t take this to mean it’s the sole realm of prana. Like …

Instructions to Students

In the 9th Anuvaaka of the Taittiriiya Upanishad, truthfulness and self-control have a priority, behind recitation of the Veda. In study, they consider recitation in Sanskrit the most important as it entrains you to the …

Live Conversation June 12

A conversation on Healing and Divine Unfoldment. Divine Unfoldment is another way of saying stages of enlightenment. This month, Andrew and I are having another conversation but we’ll be doing it Live on Zoom. We’ll …

Knowledge and Ignorance

“Through ignorance, we cross beyond mortality (change). Through knowledge, we gain immortality.” – Isha Upanishad 11 Of course, the opening line doesn’t mean by being stupid, we reach the absolute. Ignorance is how the Sanskrit …

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