Month: January 2015

Going Through

To heal we cannot reject our illness and grief or use anger and aversion to try to get rid of them. Instead, we have to bring a tender, healing energy to all that is sick or torn, what is broken or lost. -Jack Kornfield The only way out of our suffering is to go through the pain. And that is true for any kind … Read More Going Through

Spirit of Forgiveness

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies. -Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ┬áToday, we honor the life … Read More Spirit of Forgiveness

The Psyche and the Spirit

Psychological growth and spiritual liberation unfold separately and on a different continuum, but they can be mutually supportive. Meditation practice can be very beneficial for developing your ego. Likewise, a healthy ego helps with the frustration, uncertainty, and pain of spiritual practice and greatly aids in transforming humiliation into humility. And, at each step of your enlightenment, whether it comes all at once or … Read More The Psyche and the Spirit

Releasing into Fear

As long as we are alive, we feel fear. It is an intrinsic part of our makeup, as natural as a bitter cold winter day or the winds that rip branches off trees. If we resist it or push it aside, we miss a powerful opportunity for awakening. -Tara Brach I feel fear every day. Small fears. Big fears. Existential, metaphysical fears. And like … Read More Releasing into Fear