We need to attend to the body as well as the spirit.

When we are first drawn to the spiritual path, we may begin to move away from the material. And yet the nature of our journey is the experience of spirit in matter. We are here to express spirit through form. The two depend on each other. And so we want …

The spiritual journey is a journey of consciousness.

The spiritual journey first follows the path of personality to explore limitation and separation. It then takes the path of soul to reconnect with expansiveness and unity. Here’s another bird’s eye view of how our lives unfold to awaken our consciousness: 1. Unconscious love: When we are born, we exist …

Beware of spiritual materialism.

The Tibetan teacher, Chogyam Trungpa, warned of the trap of spiritual materialism. He says we must be ever diligent to spot the ego’s use of the spiritual journey to further its own ends. If ego’s wants underlie our desire for spiritual connection, we may be using spiritual techniques to strengthen …

Become familiar with soul.

Do you sense that something is missing in your life? Chances are, you are experiencing the lack of soul in your world. What is soul? Our minds may want to understand soul as an entity. Andrew Schneider says that “soul is who we are as incarnated Spirit, …who we are …

Where Am I Going?

What is my destiny? This question connects us to our life purpose. It is more than just having a direction. It is about one’s place in the universe. It is the journey of finding that place and being there and living fully whatever that place is. It is your own …

Why Am I Here?

Before we really start the journey, we would answer, “To get as much as I can, to experience as much pleasure as possible.” Once the journey starts and the heart is awakened, the answer takes us into ‘right relationships’. This ‘why’ question searches for meaning in our life. The answer …

What Do I Want?

The whole point of our journey is to become whole, to be one consciously with the All, the Universe, God. In order to traverse the gap between the experience of separation and the experience of oneness, we must learn about needs and the fulfillment of needs. Needs are those gaps …

Who Am I?

When we start asking “Who am I?” we have begun the journey. This question arises because we unconsciously feel that we are not the tribe, and more importantly, we are not the ego. What we are implicitly asking is: who is taking the journey? There is no final and definitive …

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