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How Can I Trust My Heart?

April 25, 2012

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Is the heart truly trustworthy? Oh how I yearn to follow my heart but can I trust it, really trust it? This is the most pertinent question in my life right now. There is some confusion, in me and in you too, about what it means to follow the heart. Instinctual compulsions, lust, and much […]

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 […]

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 […]