Browsing All Posts published on »March, 2012«

Why am I Still Here?

March 31, 2012

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So after kind of bashing the legitimacy of spiritual seeking online, I’m still here and planning to write about spiritual topics. And Myers-Briggs. But why? Why bother? Why does anyone blog? 1) Because I do viscerally feel connected with people online.  My feelings about blogging – my blogs and other people’s – are real to […]

4 Reasons You Won’t Find Enlightenment Online

March 28, 2012

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I recently  watched Ethan Nichtern’s  talk called  “The Internet Is Not Your Teacher.”  which explains why, if you are seeking spirituality on the internet, your meanderings are doomed to superficiality. I’ve summarized 4 reasons, drawing mostly from his talk (thanks to Buddhist Geeks for including a transcript!). 1. Wisdom is Cheap First-off, Nichtern discusses the […]

The Gift of Being Wrong

March 23, 2012

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Every since I watched Kathryn Schulz’s brilliant TED talk on being wrong, I’ve wanted to post something here about the incredible pleasure that can arise from being wrong. Here’s my opinion in a nutshell: Being wrong is one of the most liberating experiences. I actually adapted a lesson from A Course in Miracles about being […]

Peace vs. Complacency

March 23, 2012

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Q: Do we need conflict to exist? A: Our identity as we know it is actually based in conflict. On the most basic level, we know what we are by exclusion, by defining what we are not. So existence in the fundamentally egoic sense is based on the notion of separation. Q: Can’t you have […]

If ain’t Love, it ain’t True

March 21, 2012

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This has got to be my favourite post from The Light Tree, a community of healers in Victoria, BC Here are some excerpts from “Believing Our Thoughts” (emphasis mine): Taking responsibility for every thought we think, every belief we hold sacred, is the first step to freedom. The crucial thing is to remember that we […]

The Gifts of Masculine and Feminine Loving

March 13, 2012

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I don’t agree with Deida 100%, but his teachings are sooo helpful, simple and poetic. This part also alludes to Deida’s three stages of intimate relationship: Dependance, 50/50, and Intimate Communion. The Gifts of Masculine and Feminine Loving  from “Intimate Communion: Awakening Your Sexual Essence” by David Deida “Through practice, a man grows stage by […]

3 Stages of Romantic Relationships

March 13, 2012

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Q: What is the deal with polarized relationships? Does being polarized mean adopting traditional gender roles? A: Gender roles are based on culture, and cultural norms vary greatly over time and space. But the poles of sexuality – the feminine and the masculine – are abstract and all pervasive; they are the most elemental forces […]