Articles containing "Intention"


Spiritual Practice

One paradox is that expectations are an interference with genuine practice, like meditation. One quote is, “A true practitioner has an absence of expectation and doubt.” Lama Dodjum Dorjee. So we have this paradox. We are attempting to do something… Seek More

Embrace Pleasure and Pain

Shadow

Some would embrace their dreams, deny their nightmares, and say that they know what it is to dream. They will indulge in pleasure and shun pain, and say they know what it is to feel. But when confronted with the… Seek More

Our Connection to Place

Place

If we saw our own connection to our place, even as we move from place to place in a solidly experiential way, that might change things. Realizing that everything is you and you are everything. Part of sense of place… Seek More

Your Life

Meditation

Meditation is not something you can achieve. Meditation is when you sit and allow yourself to be where you are, and maybe not do anything in that moment. Even if your mind is spinning, just realizing that your mind is… Seek More

Rest and Recreation

Kagi

The search for rest is what takes so many people into substance abuse. To take a break from their inner chaos. The process that leads to addiction is not “evil” in the person. We do even the harmful things because… Seek More

Narrow View of Reality

Perspective

How can we trust our senses when they are so limited? Yet people do. But in fact there is something that makes you trust your senses and lies underneath the senses. Experience? No. That comes after and often leads to… Seek More

Collective Unconscious

Collective

Can our mind be a key to the physical world? Would you be able to change the outcome of physical objects? In fact yes, to a degree. The exception to that rule is that you aren’t the only mind. There… Seek More

What is Mortification of the Flesh?

Mortification

Mortification of the flesh means putting the flesh to death. It has been and is still practiced in all cultures in some way across the world, though the exact intention and result is often different. There is a lot of… Seek More

Religion as Addiction

Mortification

Is religion a new addiction of self image? Often times it is, from my observation. This is why modern organized religion is so troubled. In one case, I was taking my son to a daycare, very religious people and thought… Seek More

Attention and Intention

Observation

When you share an experience in any way, there is a need to reproduce the picture or data as presented by another. How is that possible without principles governing thought? How is it we experience anything to share with another,… Seek More