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I met a beautiful person. She was so perfect to me. Later I found it she was chronically depressed. It seemed I wanted her to be perfect. She wasn’t. She was living in her head and engulfed by sadness; she was cynical, […]

Do you call yourself “spiritual?” Is that a religion? What does it mean? Does it mean you judge people because they don’t understand how elevated you are—because that’s what you are now, elevated—above other people? Swami Satyananda taught (regarding the […]

Vipassana is known internationally as a silent meditation retreat program. What is the philosophy behind this program? In the Buddhist tradition, vipassanā (Pāli) or vipaśyanā (Sanskrit: विपश्यन) is to see into the nature of reality or as the official Vipassana website claims, it means […]

Blue Mountains, Australia, 2010, I was enrolled in the most dreaded thing on my bucket list—my first Vipassana. Vipassana is a 10-day retreat in which participants take a vow of silence and are strongly encouraged to follow the program’s strict […]

Wake me up! “Please stop this suffering. I’m feeling blue. Depressed. Sad. Disappointed. Downcast. I’m losing hope. I’m starved of oxygen.” The all-too familiar cry for help. Has it happened to you before – or someone close to you? I […]

As human vessels for Divine light, we are constantly inundated with information and wisdom that comes directly via our primary light-source, the sun. Revolutionaries have known the power of this for aeons. It is the light of the sun that […]

Call yourself “spiritual” – is that a religion? Does it mean now you judge people because they don’t understand how elevated you are, because that’s what you are now, elevated. Above other people. Swami Satyananda taught regarding the uncertain concept of the […]

  Rumi teaches that we don’t need to look on the outside – we can take ownership of our world – we can decide to create a fertile soil and to plant beautiful seeds so that they may grow –“This […]

Swimming through water is more revealing than the mere sensation of being in the water. The body becomes lighter – one has a sense of weightlessness. The idea of who we are is changed by being inside water. The limited […]

Not a day goes by when we don’t have a new allegation, a new confession, a new apology. Whilst some accusations have a sound basis, the climate of judgement is toxic for all of us. It is a time of […]