I want to share with you one of the most beautiful experiences that I’ve ever had. It occurred two days ago as I was sitting down quietly, listening to the sounds of the night. As I looked up at the white walls and ceiling encircling me, I was suddenly overcome with a strange sense of […]
There’s a worm addicted to eating grape leaves. Suddenly he wakes up, call it grace, whatever, something wakes him, and he’s no longer a worm. He’s the entire vineyard, and the orchard too, the fruit, the trunks, a growing wisdom and joy that doesn’t need to devour. ~ Rumi (“The Worm’s Waking”, The Essential Rumi) […]
All throughout our early lives, we were taught how to read, how to write, how to manipulate, calculate, build, destroy, theorize, study, and analyze life. We were taught how to say “please” and “thank you,” as well as what was acceptable and unacceptable to others and society at large … but most of us failed […]
Humanity has reached a critical point in its evolution. We have made huge, unprecedented strides economically, technologically and scientifically. These have brought huge material benefits and freedoms for some of us. However, this has also given birth to a range of disturbing social, political, ecological and economic problems, creating a soulless, highly advanced society where […]
“Be yourself.” This is the sage old advice your mother and friends have given you countless times. But why is it so hard to apply to your life? Why is it so hard to “be yourself”? Perhaps it’s because you don’t know who you really are. As a spiritual guide, the first obstacle I see […]
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