Articles containing "Control"


Nature of Resistance

Resistance

I find that just as in physics, resistance plays a big part in spirituality as well. What we resist isn’t removed by our resistance, and much of orthodox religious teaching seems to extol resistance, denial, asceticism. I suppose they can… Seek More

Gratitude is …

Gratitude

There is a simpler word for gratitude, but the word is generally seen in a more abstract light. Gratitude is love. We didn’t make ourselves. We are not the source of our own advent. We still exist due to a… Seek More

Life of Gratitude

Gratitude

Imagine a life of gratitude? For what we are. For what we can do. For what we can experience. Would that be a selfish life? Why are we taught it is? Really, the secret of gratitude isn’t a secret. It’s… Seek More

Belief, Reality and our Evolution

Belief

Magic or Shamanism is where we started.  There were no worries about who was in charge as we didn’t have time.  Our initial instincts were good, but then as we got organized and formed nations, the spirit had to have… Seek More

Spiritual State

Belief

I have experienced a spiritual state. A variety of issues sort of gave me no choice. I used to suffer seizures, irregular theta waves. Those are what make you “unconscious” or at rest, but it wasn’t the sleep cycle. I wasn’t asleep.… Seek More

Mind and Ego

Observation

The language gets sketchy. Is mind thinking? Isn’t thinking just an action? Awareness goes beyond thinking. The mind as we know it comes after, not before. It’s automatic and it’s why people get so tripped up. They are told to… Seek More

Life Direction

Direction

Life direction seems to be a growing concern, and it seems conventional values exasperate the situation rather than help it. Do you agree? The internet has blessed us with information and cursed us with better informed opposing opinions. Making the struggle… Seek More

Experience of Passion

Passion

The subject is passion including the much reviled “passions”. They usually speak of them in right hand and left hand paths. One school of thought is that passions are only stumbling blocks preventing peace. The teachings of the right hand path… Seek More

Duty and Love

Passion

We do have a duty and the motive is love. Interestingly, love is not a passion. It transcends those dynamics. It is a principle that cannot be confined to the inner vortex of passions. Duty. If you understand the word,… Seek More

Why Deny Passion?

Passion

Thinking gets you where you are, and often gets you stuck and keeps you there. Do your passions arise from thinking? Can you be angry and out of control and be aware that you are angry and out of control?… Seek More