Spiritual Path as Transformation of Conditioned Reality

Regardless of one’s tradition, using a framework of wanting, giving (which together comprise doing), and being to assess and monitor one’s spiritual development can serve to guide one toward one’s spiritual goals. These concepts work well with behaviorally observable operations of thinking, feeling, and acting making it relatively easy for one to evaluate one’s individual […]

Ten Things to Consider About Happiness

Happiness is not always excited elated feelings but can include serious or even neutral feelings. The most basic form of happiness is feeling satisfied one has acquired or accomplished what one wanted. This can come and go frequently depending on one’s successes. A more fulfilling happiness comes from doing what is meaningful to you. This […]

Beginner’s Awakened Mind

Having fallen in love with Consciousness you fell in love with the true Self, the Oneself, and your ego self ceased to exist. Though not enlightened you now know you will intermittently experience the world through Emptiness as the Witness. You now have experiences in which the boundaries between you and the world are diminished, […]

Ten Signs of Living Heart and Soul

You feel you must participate in spiritual practice everyday and your life is more organized around your spiritual practice. The previous want to be spiritual has been replaced by the need to be spiritual. You now feel a stronger faith, and apply it more often in your dealings with the world. More nonattached to the […]

Ten Aspects of One’s Personal Mythology

Mythology reveals the existential aspect of the human mind and of human experience. And it does so primarily through novels, movies, fables, poetry, music, religious teachings, folklore, art, and legends. Mythology is not fiction but rather stories that teach us who we are as human beings in all the varied ways one can live life […]

Cessation of Thought

Cessation of thought in everyday life is not the same as not-thinking in meditation. And it is not spacing out, being in awe, or being lost in reverie. Nor is it being without any mental faculty, for how long can that really work? It is a suspension of reasoning without becoming unreasonable. It is the […]