Your Ego in Love

February 1, 2012 3 comments

Tweet It doesn’t take any effort to fall in love. Suddenly the walls you’ve built around your heart crumble and you experience what you are at your core: alive with the bliss of the heart. Suddenly your ego has evaporated and all you can think of is how to make your beloved happy. Imagine a [...]

Making Friends with Your Ego

January 16, 2012 8 comments

Tweet The ego is confusing. It’s not your enemy. And you already know that very often it isn’t your friend. It can cause a lot of trouble. If you have too much of it, you may be blind to it—while it’s obvious to everyone else. If you have too little, you can’t function in this [...]

The 3 Aspects of Ego

October 4, 2011 No comments yet

Tweet The ego has two very positive aspects, the Ego of Aspiration and the Ego of the Sage. They must be used to overcome the third, the Ego of Suffering. The root cause of the ego of suffering is fundamental ignorance. It is the delusion that, “I am this body, this mortal personality. Happiness comes [...]

I Love Myself: When I’m Laughing and when I’m Crying!

September 14, 2011 6 comments

Tweet Life will always have its ups and downs. This is inevitable. And in this continuous change, in this unpredictability, life meets beauty in its entire dimension. Here is where I ask myself and I invite you to do the same: How am I dancing with life? Am I meeting life with a balanced and [...]

The Depression Conspiracy

August 8, 2011 18 comments

Tweet An Alternative View of an Epidemic… by Ram Giri Over 120 million people suffer from serious depression worldwide. Most of them live in the richest countries in the world, where, one would think, people have less reason to be depressed. What’s going on? What the statistics don’t tell us is that many of these [...]

“My parents shouldn’t have to suffer”

June 30, 2011 1 comment

Tweet How to Rise Above the Pain of Attachment to Find Love, and Why only a Clear Mind is Capable of True Affection and Caring The most surprising Aha! moments come when we realize that something we have been absolutely sure about is completely untrue. Like a sudden ray of light into darkness we realize [...]

Classic Tales of the Painbody, Part 1

June 16, 2011 1 comment

Tweet I’m in the prime spot for Flamenco here in Miami, in a restaurant on Calle Ocho (that’s ‘8th Street’ for you gringos), right in the heart of Little Havana. The place is bubbling with excitement. Tonight there is a performance by Miami’s First Lady of Flamenco Clarita Filgueiras, and Natalia Merino, a famous dancer [...]

Osama and the Karma of State-sponsored Killing

May 4, 2011 12 comments

Tweet In the light of 9-11 and the killing of Osama bin Laden we understand the reactions of revenge and of hatred. Their expression was easy enough to see in the outburst of joy at his death in many parts of the US. It made some of us rather uncomfortable. That we are staging the [...]

How to End Your Negative Karma

April 14, 2011 No comments yet

Tweet Is there a better option to psychology? Are there alternatives to psychiatry and taking pills? The following explores how you can not only feel better for a while but free yourself of the very roots of suffering, of repeating the patterns of negative karma. ~ Ann (not her real name) was a dental hygienist [...]

“Oh I know that!”

March 23, 2011 No comments yet

Tweet I sit with a new client and every time our conversation becomes interesting she says, “I know that.” And I fall silent. Half knowledge is difficult, it provides a haven for insecurity and pride and it shuts down new possibilities. “Oh I know that!” How often this thought runs through our minds and we [...]

Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast!

February 3, 2011 No comments yet

Tweet “One can’t believe impossible things,” Alice said. “I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”[1] We’re all Alice. We can’t believe what we cannot yet [...]

Our Lives Through Buddhist Eyes

December 17, 2010 No comments yet

Tweet From a Buddhist perspective, busying ourselves with worldly activities is a form of laziness, because we’re lax in self-cultivation. Our lives are so busy in modern society: Our appointment books are completely full and we’re always running here and there. We often complain there isn’t enough time for the Dharma. However, whenever we have [...]

ARE YOU READY FOR THE FUTURE?

December 13, 2010 No comments yet

Tweet The prominent futurist Ray Kurzweil says that in 2045 computers will be one billion times more powerful than all human intelligence today! So what will the most important functions for human beings be if thinking is so much more effectively done by machines, knowledge is readily available and we have come to the end [...]

On Meditation

October 5, 2010 No comments yet

Tweet “As the pace of our lives continues to be accelerated by a host of forces seemingly beyond our control, more and more of us are finding ourselves drawn to engage in meditation, in this radical act of being., this radical act of love, astonishing as that may seem given the materialistic ‘can do’, speed-obsessed, [...]

Your single Task

October 4, 2010 No comments yet

Tweet “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” ~ Jalal ad-Din Rumi ~ Was born on September 30, 1207 (Persian poet and mystic, 1207-1273)