mind-spirit

contemplations

THE MIDDLE PATH: How our desires and aversions make us suffer

THE MIDDLE PATH: How our desires and aversions make us suffer

What if spirituality could be reduced to the knowledge of a pair of simple rules promulgated by nature itself? To live by these rules...
July 23, 2014 × 0 comments

contemplations

SPARK OF THE SOUL: The wisdom of mystic Meister Eckhart

SPARK OF THE SOUL: The wisdom of mystic Meister Eckhart

Meister Eckhart was a late-thirteenth- and early-fourteenth-century preacher and mystic, yet like Rumi and Hafiz, he remains relevant...
July 22, 2014 × 0 comments

contemplations

OPTIMIST OR PESSIMIST: Which is better… or just trust in Being

OPTIMIST OR PESSIMIST: Which is better… or just trust in Being

In the mid-1960s researchers at the University of Pennsylvania discovered a phenomenon they termed learned helplessness. Learned...
July 14, 2014 × 0 comments

meditation

YOU’RE NOT ALONE: Merging images in meditation

YOU’RE NOT ALONE: Merging images in meditation

“Stick to the image.” That iconic statement by my late uncle, the philosopher and Jungian psychologist James Hillman,...
July 13, 2014 × 0 comments

personal growth

ENERGY IN MOTION: Six steps for managing fear and anxiety

ENERGY IN MOTION: Six steps for managing fear and anxiety

All of us, at some time or another, experience fear and anxiety. We worry about our teenager driving at night. We fret about whether...
July 10, 2014 × 0 comments

spiritual practices

INSIDE THE MEDICINE BAG: 4 tools for awakening consciousness

INSIDE THE MEDICINE BAG: 4 tools for awakening consciousness

Excerpted from Spirit Recovery Medicine Bag: A Transformational Guide for Living, Happy, Joyous and Free by Lee McCormick and...
July 9, 2014 × 0 comments

contemplations

FROM EXTERNALS TO INTERNALS: Replacing religion with primal spirituality

FROM EXTERNALS TO INTERNALS: Replacing religion with primal spirituality

David Karchere, the director of the Sunrise Ranch spiritual community where I live, recently posed this question in a talk he...
July 7, 2014 × 8 comments

personal growth

THE MYSTERY OF AUTHENTICITY: Who are we, really?

THE MYSTERY OF AUTHENTICITY: Who are we, really?

I’ve been around a while, 58 years in fact. As many of us have come to realize, there’s more to living life than what the...
July 2, 2014 × 2 comments

personal growth

FEAR OF THE FUTURE: Understand the purpose of fear and where it stems from

FEAR OF THE FUTURE: Understand the purpose of fear and where it stems from

Adapted from Time in a Bottle: Mastering the Experience of Time by Howard Falco. Fear is one of the most debilitating, negative...
June 17, 2014 × 0 comments