Tag: self inquiry

Growth and Happiness

We all want to grow and become something ….. it seems to be a part of being human. Yet, what is that all about? Some of us want to be successful in the eyes of others. Others keep looking for the perfect partner, house,…

What Makes Someone “Difficult”?

“What makes someone difficult?   Essentially, it’s their energy. We don’t have to be students of quantum field theory or Buddhist metaphysics to sense how much the energies around us affect our moods and feelings.  What makes someone tough for you to take? Basically,…

Authentic Being

  “When you don’t play roles, it means that there is no self (ego) in what you do. There is no secondary agenda: protection or strengthening of your self. As a result your actions have far greater power. You are totally focused on the…

Inspiration – the Middle Way

I am delighted to share this story from a very special mindfulness teacher, Jonathan Foust. His website has many resources and free podcasts and audio meditations. This story shows us what the Middle Way is. I love his practical approach and the two questions…

Inspiration – One Step

“Your inner journey only has one step: the step you are taking right now. As you become more deeply aware of this one step, you realize that it already contains within itself all the other steps as well as the destination. This one step…

Living your Dharma

“It is better to strive in one’s own dharma than to succeed in the dharma of another. Nothing is ever lost in following one’s own dharma. But competition in another’s dharma breeds fear and insecurity.” ~ Lord Krishna in The Bhagavad Gita The content…

Pondering – Wake Up

“To awaken means to awaken out of the self-talk in the head because the self-talk is a form of hypnosis – self hypnosis.” ~ Eckhart Tolle With awareness of  self talk, comes inquiry. What is your self talk telling you these days? Where is…

* Reflection – spiritual cowbell

“When you meet the Master, he puts a spiritual cowbell around your neck so that wherever you go, both he and you know where you each are and so can laugh together. For when you hear that bell, you are immediately reminded of your…

The Universal Law of Growth

Today I want to share this extract from the PBS stream of Stephen Hawking’s “Genius”. “Given the right environment and conditions we cannot fail to grow.  Life cannot not grow.  Everything is the universe follows this rule. From a cell to a fungus, to a…

* Inspiration – Self Inquiry and Dreadlocks

“You know, in Jamaica, when we make dreadlocks in our hair, we keep twisting and twisting, but in the beginning they simply do not stay. For a while nothing seems to be happening but you must just keep twisting and putting some beeswax in…

* Spiritual Self Inquiry is From the Neck Down

“Meditative self-inquiry is the art of asking a spiritually powerful question. And a question that is spiritually powerful always points us back to ourselves. Because the most important thing that leads to spiritual awakening is to discover who and what we are—to wake up…

* Self Acceptance

In the midst of difficulty my curiosity is piqued and I aim the lance of self inquiry into the center of my deepest fears. I give myself permission to feel exactly what I feel, to be just as I am, and in that self…

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