Living according to the Dao means living without attachment. Life itself is the objective and the motivation. Behind a seemingly chaotic exterior lies a natural order of things. Nature has its seasons and cycles. We need to accept the impermanence of all things. There is always change, growth, death, and rebirth.
Rituals performed by ancient peoples and the old religions have always understood the power of breathing and that certain breathing techniques are essential in experiential spirituality and elevation of consciousness.
At times we are at the crossroads of having to change jobs, undertaking an important business venture or going deeper in a relationship. We mull over the decision-making process for days but it all becomes a lot easier when you pass the “yes” or “no” through the filter of your core values.
When a collective totalitarian psychosis starts taking root the individual is being coerced by the professional deceiver and demagogue into lying to himself. There is inevitably a separation between soul purpose, integrity and authenticity. The individual is swept away by a type of totalitarian mass hypnosis.
“The prophets are prophesying lies in my name. I have not sent them or appointed them or spoken to them. They are prophesying to you false visions, divinations, idolatries and the delusions of their own minds.” Jeremiah 14:14 Organized religion arguably provides...
Society needs to reframe the role of the father and the father needs to explore role models beyond the dysfunctional family unit. Expression of vulnerability is not a sign of weakness but of strength and creates real space for intimate relationships. Humility is a powerful antidote to a false image of pride.
It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor. –Seneca— There is hardly a topic loaded with such emotion as money, seemingly at the root of all trouble including family fallouts, divorces and the end of longtime friendships. Dave...
Humility and adversity teach us that we always have another mountain to climb during life’s up-and-down cycles. Climbing those mountains makes us more resilient. As long as we are alive we are never done as human beings
A calling can change many times over during a lifetime. What you are doing now may only set the stage in preparing and giving you the skillset for the next chapter in your life. You need only to take a step back to have a conversation with your 16-year-old self in realizing how much life has sculptured you into who you are today.
“I have come to the conclusion that whether or not a person is a religious believer does not matter. Far more important is that they be a good human being. ” – Dalai Lama – The other day I took a walk up a mountain in the northwestern part of the island of Majorca...
Most fear is an illusion of the mind. It distorts, perverts, and falsifies the reality of the moment. Fear often breeds anger and anger turns to hate. It is the fuel of professional deceivers whose messaging is amplified to millions on social media.
The disconnect from the spiritual self, the loss of meaning and purpose are responsible for much of our mental health crisis. Healing our planet starts with healing the self.
The more a job inherently resembles a game – with variety, appropriate and flexible challenges, clear goals, and immediate feedback – the more enjoyable it will be regardless of the worker’s level of development. – Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi – Roughly two-thirds of...
The key message of Easter is one of hope, rebirth, and resurrection after experiencing brokenness, hurt, and suffering. Suffering, pain, and brokenness is that part of life that sculptures us into the human beings we are destined to become.
The wise teachings of the 13th-century Mystics are timeless and more topical than ever during these pandemic times. They were the eco-warriors and holistic healers of their time, addressing issues of personal health, nutrition, and the environment.