Awake in the World
April 2012 Archives

As a lotus flower is born in water, grows in water and rises out of water to stand above it unsoiled, so I, born in the world raised in the world having overcome the world, live unsoiled by the world. […]

When I was an adolescent I possessed a lifelike doll that stood about two feet high. My mind was troubled with many anxieties and not much affection or warmth at home.  When I needed support and protection I would wrap […]

Bali’s ancient spiritual traditions and culture of rituals and healers make it a sacred destination for spiritual tourists from around the world. Since the international success of the book, Eat, Pray, Love where author, Elizabeth Gilbert ends her spiritual journey […]

“Religion is a defense to a true religious experience,” said Joseph Campbell.  The spiritual journey is different than following a fixed dogma or doing ritual worship once or twice a week.  Very often people use church attendance or participation in organized […]

“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside dreams. Who looks inside awakens.” – Carl Jung I love working with dreams. They open up a world of details, emotions and fore sights that […]

“There is nobody else but you. You are everybody. Therefore, how you treat anybody is how you treat yourself. Anything you do to somebody else, you are doing to yourself.” – Mirabai Devi  Relationships may be one of the greatest […]

Don’t be discouraged by the impossibility of dispelling darkness from the world with your one little candle. Just light it! Step forward and let it shine with every step you take to help others. — Amma In a dark cathedral […]

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.  ~Richard Bach Monarch butterflies go through an incredible journey. They start out as larvae; next they become caterpillars and they eat a lot of milkweed. They […]

“I know the secret of silence,” Indian saint, Mahatma Gandhi wrote. In the silence the mind comes to rest and all of the pieces come home like bees to the hive. The senses gather themselves together and the fragments of […]

Values determine the choices we make in life. They can act like a beacon to light the way. When we’re conscious of those values it makes life’s journey clearer. But most often our decisions are guided by immediate satisfaction or […]