Browsing All posts tagged under »egolessness«

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 […]

Weeping for Love

April 25, 2012

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From a dialogue with Anandamayi Ma Question :      How shall we realise God? Ma :                 Weep for Him and you will find Him. Question:       I cannot weep at all, tears simply won’t come. What shall I do? MA: (laughing), Seek the company of those who weep. Keep the company of pure and […]

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 […]

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 […]