Our longings, as distinct from desire, reflect the presence of soul wanting to do life with more intensity, intimacy, and immensity. Personality-based desire stems from a misperception of insufficiency. Believing that there is never enough for us, we endlessly pursue that which does not satisfy. This kind of desire means that we can never get … Read more
There comes a time in the evolution of the soul when you simply get tired of how you’ve been doing life. The predominant cultural vision for what constitutes a life falls short. You’ve watched your personality (ego) turn your life into a war zone. You’re tired of how invested you are in being right. You’ve … Read more
I’ve given this post the title of “allowing” humility, reverence, and gratitude, because these are feelings that we are not able to manufacture. They are signs that we are making the transition from the level of personality to soul. Only when the vigilance of the personality to defend itself is relaxed are we able to … Read more
Nearby is the country they call life. You will know it by its seriousness — Rilke One of the archetypes that comes on-line when we begin to take life “seriously”, particularly our own life, is the spiritual warrior. My first experience of my warrior happened when I was in bioenergetic therapy – a body-oriented therapy. I … Read more
The only way not to be a victim as we move through life is to realize that the current state of our life is a fairly accurate reflection of our choices—made consciously or unconsciously. I say “fairly” accurate because there are circumstances and outright evil acts that we obviously haven’t chosen. When an eleven year-old … Read more
The painting by Ben Shanh, is called Liberation, depicting young girls playing outside beside the rubble of WW2 on the day of their liberation by allied forces. When we are in the grips of an addiction our personal lives can feel like a war zone, and the longing for liberation becomes our only hope. We are … Read more
Grieving is a highly underestimated core capacity of becoming human. Ungrieved heartbreak accounts for much in our life that never seems to change despite our best efforts. Until the heart releases the trauma that caused the heart to break in the first place, whenever we are faced with a situation in life that remotely resembles … Read more
It was the end of a long day. I’m nowhere near being a computer techie, but I decided that I could follow a step by step youtube video to build this website. After way too many hours of slogging it out, it was going pretty well. I was proud of myself. I could see results. … Read more
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