Become a rebel

In a world where everyone wants you to be someone else, staying true to your call is almost an act of rebellion. Walking the path of authenticity, of what is true to your heart is by no means an easy task. Daily responsibilities and chores begin gnawing at us the moment we open our eyes... Continue Reading →

The world makes no sense

When we see the world in motion we realise that the workings are rather arbitrary in nature. There doesn't seem to be any 'logic' in it's running. Some people are making millions, while kids are dying of cancer, to countries at war and celebrity affairs making headlines. To wake up to this madness everyday is sensory... Continue Reading →

Choosing courage or comfort

Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It's about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen...I want to be in the arena. I want to be brave with my life. And when we make... Continue Reading →

I want to know how human you are

"I don’t care how spiritual you are. How long you can melt in the sweat lodge. How many peyote journeys that have blown your mind, or how well you can hold crow pose. Honestly. I don’t. I don’t care what planets fall in what houses on your birth chart, how many crystals you have or... Continue Reading →

Our call to courage

Stop walking through the world looking for confirmation that you don’t belong. You will always find it because you’ve made that your mission. Stop scouring people’s faces for evidence that you’re not enough. You will always find it because you’ve made that your goal. True belonging and self-worth are not goods; we don’t negotiate their... Continue Reading →

The river cannot go back – Khalil Gibran

The River Cannot Go Back by Kahlil Gibran "It is said that before entering the seaa river trembles with fear.She looks back at the path she has traveled,from the peaks of the mountains,the long winding road crossing forests and villages.And in front of her, she sees an ocean so vast,that to enter there seems nothing... Continue Reading →

Relating to the world

Through the practice of meditation, we gradually begin to relate with our world, our friends, and other situations. And slowly we begin to trust the world as well. We begin to feel that the world is not as bad as we thought— there might be something worth learning. However, we cannot just go out and... Continue Reading →

It takes courage to grieve

Grief is one of the heart’s natural responses to loss. When we grieve we allow ourselves to feel the truth of our pain, the measure of tragedy in our life. By our willingness to mourn, we slowly acknowledge, integrate, and accept the truth of our losses. Sometimes the best way to let go is to... Continue Reading →

Engaging the world

What difference would it make in your life if you engaged the world with a conscious commitment to end sorrow or pain wherever you meet it? What difference would it make to wake in the morning and greet your family, the stranger beside you on the bus, the troublesome colleague, with the intention to listen... Continue Reading →

Opposite of samsara

The opposite of samsara (the cycle of suffering) is when all the walls fall down, when the cocoon completely disappears and we are totally open to whatever may happen, with no withdrawing, no centralizing into ourselves. That is what we aspire to, the warrior's journey. That is what stirs us: leaping, being thrown out of... Continue Reading →

Opening the heart

To be free comes not from changing or fixing this world, but from seeing this world as it is and opening the heart in the midst of it - J Krishnamurti

No, I don’t have to do that

Speech is such a huge part of our daily experience, and often its motive is to cause divisiveness or harm to others. So to practice right speech, we need to pay attention to our motives. That’s not easy. There are very few of us—if any—who have perfectly pure motivation. So when we look at our... Continue Reading →

Finding a way to true refuge

The great gift of a spiritual path is coming to trust that you can find a way to true refuge. You realize that you can start right where you are, in the midst of your life, and find peace in any circumstance. Even at those moments when the ground shakes terribly beneath you—when there’s a... Continue Reading →

Scars are a testament to life

This is so amazing!...Someone on Reddit wrote the following heart felt plea“My Friend Just Died. I Don’t Know What to Do”Amongst all the replies One reply really stood out:"Alright, here goes. I’m old. What that means is that I’ve survived (so far) and a lot of people I’ve known and loved did not.I’ve lost friends,... Continue Reading →

YOU are that person

Many of us worry about the world situation. We feel that we are on the edge of time. As individuals, we feel helpless, despairing - the danger is close. In this kind of situation, if we panic, things will only become worse. We need to remain calm, to see clearlyI like to use the example... Continue Reading →

Courage is openness

Someone asked me recently if I am afraid to die. Truthfully, I am more afraid of not living my life fully — of living a life dedicated to cherishing and protecting myself. This fear-driven approach to life is like covering your couch in plastic so it won’t get worn. It robs you of the ability... Continue Reading →

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