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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 […]

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 […]

A Course of Love – The Way of the Heart

April 18, 2012

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My copy just got in yesterday and I’m eager to share. The entire text of A Course of Love is available online but this stunningly beautiful foreword from the second edition has not yet been posted. (Foreword from the Second Edition of “A Course of Love“) A Course of Love is an invitation to “share […]

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 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 […]

Divine Authority – the real deal

February 10, 2012

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Q: What is the spiritual meaning of authority? A: Authority is a strange thing. In this world authority is confused with dominance. It is fought for and requires protection. It can be both given and stolen away, often violently, or eroded away over time. This worldly hierarchical dominance-based authority is not natural. Q: What? A: […]