Prayer of Gratitude

In the past, I’ve written several articles on the subject of prayer. In Deep Prayer I discussed the difference between the Petitionary prayer of asking for something and an Intercessionary prayer of surrender; the prayer …

Processing Grief

Recently, I looked up some writing I’d done on Grief and discovered I’d never posted it. While I’ve touched on the subject itself on a number of occasions, I’d not posted about the process of …

Deep Forgiveness

Takuin and Albert (Urban Monk) decided to post on the subject of Forgiveness on the same day. They invited me and others to do the same. It’s an important subject and a good time of …

Resisting Resistance

Over on Albert’s blog, Urban Monk, he wrote of how we secretly want to suffer. In a discussion in comments something came out I thought was interesting. If we understand that the ego-identity structure is …

Fear

The mechanism of suffering is quite simple. We experience a shadow or cloud that obscures the experience of love. There is no change in the flow of love, only in our awareness or perception of …

Spring Cleaning

As I touched on in The End of the Person, it’s fascinating where we store our holdings. The boundaries between ‘inside’ and ‘outside’ are an artificial creation of the identity. When that passes, we can …

Deep Prayer

A friend of mine sent me one of those emails that make the rounds – “bless the person reading this message and pass it along” “If you believe”… This reminded me of an important point, …

Allowing vs Indulging

Many teachers speak of the art of Allowing. Being OK with what is. Being present in the moment. Surrender. Let it be. Self acceptance. Forgiveness. Much of our life, we have learned to use effort …

Expectations = Suffering

I’ve talked here about expectations. Also about being present, in the moment. Essentially, our mind has a tendency to be attached to certain results. We desire and crave certain things. Desiring is natural, it is …

Healing the temple

I’ve talked in here a bunch about emotional healing. Physical healing is much the same. I have not had a lot of issues there but have had some contact with people who have. I can …

I don’t believe I do

So which is it? Yesterday, I ran into one of those little surprises. I’ve read a little about astrophysics lately. Interesting ideas like the Electric Sun. I love good ideas, so am open to new …