Tag Archive | "self"

The Four Types of Silence

August 14, 2012 1 comment

Tweet Our thoughts are almost continuously restless. This is the nature of the thinking mind. It is seeking, restlessly, for relief from its self-created tensions, for its essential enlightenment, for the peace of the heart. This seeking is in itself a sign of our coming awakening. Behind the stream of thoughts, our inborn intuitive intelligence, [...]

3 Steps to Stop Negative Habits and Drama

June 13, 2012 No comments yet

Tweet You know the set-up: your child says something in that tone of voice, you look at the numbers in your bank statement, you find your husband’s shirt wadded up under the chair. The rest is automatic: you complain, you worry, you fret. And you thought you were over your old reactivity! We’re conflict junkies, [...]

The Results of Spiritual Work: Overcoming Shyness!

April 18, 2012 1 comment

Tweet I write much about the challenges of spiritual work, the skills that facilitate our awakening, and the great reality of enlightenment. Today I want to write about the simple day-to-day outcome, the normal-life benefits of the transformation we are creating inside us and how it changes our world. This morning I got an email [...]

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 [...]