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PROCRASTINATION & ITS ANTIDOTE

In LIFE by Rodrigo Reijers1 Comment

The tendency to take life for granted is an obstacle not only for spiritual practice, but actually stands in the way of being happy in our situation right now. We think life is no big deal, we do it everyday, and everybody is doing it, and the fact that we will surely die is taboo, we don’t think about, we don’t talk about it. But our life actually is a big deal, it could end any moment. When we look at the great miracle of creation; the wonders of the earth, our own human body and the sacred mystery of the universe around us and within us, we can not help but being inspired and feeling blessed to be part of it.

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DIGITAL DILEMMAS, PART 5 – HOW WE ARE AFFECTED SPIRITUALLY

In LIFE by Lyse Lauren1 Comment

No matter how complex a situation may appear on the surface, when we break it down we find a series of simple guiding posts. In this regard we can speak of two sign posts; relative reality and absolute reality. From the latter perspective we must remain just as we are. That is, as we really are; the changeless, ever present self from which all of this display arises.

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WHEN MY SEVEN YEAR OLD TOLD ME SHE WAS AFRAID TO DIE

In LIFE by Cristina LuhmannLeave a Comment

The day my 7 year old laid down beside me and told me she was afraid to die was the day I realized my daughter was starting to have questions that were beyond my ability to explain and her maturity to understand the answer. Her logical reasoning told her that dying is so scary that it would be better not to be born at all. At the moment she told me her thought, my mind started to scatter about all the possibilities.

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DIGITAL DILEMMAS PART 3 – HOW WE ARE AFFECTED EMOTIONALLY

In LIFE by Lyse LaurenLeave a Comment

Cyber technologies and social media have enormous potential for reaching out in a way that previously was never possible, but there is also a shadow side. They give us a degree of on-line anonymity that makes it easy to enter into relationships in which our normal responses and responsibilities can be evaded. What might this mean to the younger generation who are being brought up within this kind of environment?

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DIGITAL DILEMMAS PART 2 – HOW WE ARE AFFECTED PHYSICALLY

In LIFE by Lyse LaurenLeave a Comment

While we appear to be more easily contactable more and more people are actually alone with their devices than not. Take the ever increasing instances of when family or friends are sitting together in a restaurant, or at home, ostensibly to share a meal together and yet all the while busily tapping out messages or fiddling with something on their smartphones and quite oblivious of one another.

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DIGITAL DILEMMAS PART 1

In LIFE by Lyse Lauren1 Comment

There can be no doubt that our digital age has extraordinary and beneficial advantages but nothing in the material world comes to us without a price. What is the price of digital technology? Can we offset the dangers by being more aware or are we all inextricably caught up in this seemingly unstoppable electronic tide?

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WHEN THE LONE OWL CALLS

In LIFE by Lyse Lauren5 Comments

I lived less than a hundred meters away from an old village cremation ground and witnessed the unceasing flow of processions, sometimes weekly, sometimes monthly. The solemn groups of family, friends and community members who carried the deceased on their final journey to fires of dissolution all passed by my small abode.

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ALLOWING DISSOLUTION

In LIFE by Beth Lee-Herbert1 Comment

We know if we work hard enough, life will eventually come to blossoming fruition. But lately I’m realizing that is just not true. Or at least it is only half the story. The other half of the story is dissolution: the way things fall apart.

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THE POWER OF SIMPLICITY

In LIFE by Lyse Lauren1 Comment

No one was more observant, aware and dynamically present than the Maharshi. He missed nothing. From the tremendous power of his inner stillness and outer simplicity, he was far more present and vitally alive than most could ever imagine.

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AM I DREAMING YOU?

In LIFE by Lyse Lauren1 Comment

Life is indeed dreamlike. So dreamlike that we often cruise through our days barely aware of what is really going on. Then suddenly someone we knew, someone we loved or hated or acknowledged at least, as existing, even if only on the fringes of our world is gone. They are no more; phoof!

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SOONER OR LATER WE WILL FACE THE MYSTERY

In LIFE by Lyse Lauren3 Comments

Giving our attention to this huge unknown, which we call death can help us to open another door into the even greater mysterious cavern of, what we call, our life. Which in turn, can point us at last, towards the greatest of all mysteries; that of our awareness.

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ARE YOU EXPERIENCED?

In YOGA by Kim Roberts8 Comments

I don’t recommend yoga teacher trainings. Before you dismiss me, hear me out. I’m not saying don’t ever do one. I’m saying don’t go looking for one just for the sake of doing a teacher training or to get a certificate that says you can teach.

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THERE IS NO PUNISHMENT

In GRACEFUL LIVING by Beth Lee-Herbert1 Comment

When we encounter suffering in our lives, we sometimes incorrectly view it as punishment. For some of us, this comes from our childhood sense of a punishing God. We are suffering because God is punishing us for being bad. This is not a Buddhist view.

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LIKE BEING IN LOVE

In LIFE by Jacob AremarkLeave a Comment

Of course, everyone can agree that on the one hand, being in love is a very superficial thing. A process where you are possibly so full of your own projections that you don’t even really see the other person. But on the other hand, it’s something very real in the sense that it really makes you do your best.