Daily Meds: Death

People go through many deaths in a week. Changes and the dissolution of situations are like deaths. And many practice denial as a coping method, which is probably the one thing the ego refuses to let go. Never mind what it wants, for there will be no grief shone on the ego. The ego isContinue reading “Daily Meds: Death”

Spiritual Exercise

It is probably safe to say that meditation and yoga are the exercises most associated with spiritual development. I say they are methods to build spiritual muscle, and the basis for creativity. While sitting in contemplation one day, and during a space of no thought, an idea germinated in my mind. A way of usingContinue reading “Spiritual Exercise”

Daily Meds: Response

The ego will reach into the darkest corners of your mind in hopes of pulling you into unconsciousness. Know that whatever comes to the surface is not yours and has nothing to do with your true self. So many thoughts have been absorbed by your mind that you could never be bound to all ofContinue reading “Daily Meds: Response”

The Body Doesn’t Tell Lies

Using the body as a vehicle for awakening may be the greatest tool a spiritual practitioner has available to them. It is there and always at your disposal, but over the years it is easy to take for granted. Especially if you view it as a reminder of past failures, or it may be failingContinue reading “The Body Doesn’t Tell Lies”

Daily Meds: Mistakes

Being able to admit when the ego has taken over is a very important part of spiritual practice. One needs to be honest, but not brutally honest. There’s no need to condemn yourself or others for making mistakes. It is possible to move through the mistakes the way we move through emotional pain. You simplyContinue reading “Daily Meds: Mistakes”

Daily Meds: Shapeless

A master and a beginner share some of the same characteristics. Proof of this can be observed in the fields of painting, music, dance or martial arts. For example, a painter may start by painting specific shapes at the beginning of the learning process to painting something that doesn’t necessarily look like anything in particular.Continue reading “Daily Meds: Shapeless”

Do You Want What You Have?

Gratitude is one of the most important practices for a seeker to have in their repertoire. This is the art of appreciation for what you already have in your life. It brings you home those times when the mind has pulled you into a lull of desire. The reason why the ego is so effectiveContinue reading “Do You Want What You Have?”

Daily Meds: Paint

Honor the spiritual teaching, but do not forget that the teaching is here to serve the student. Without you it does not exist, so to speak. It is like the old zen koan, “If a tree falls down in the woods and there is no one to hear it, does it make a sound?”. YouContinue reading “Daily Meds: Paint”

Assume [ uh-soom ]

1. to take for granted or without proof We’ve probably heard the saying, “Whenever you assume, you make an ass out of you and me.” And who could argue with this? Yet, so many do it on a daily basis. They do it because they believe it is a necessity of human function to makeContinue reading “Assume [ uh-soom ]”

You Are The Sun

The spiritual path is a long and treacherous one at times. It can be smooth, but there can also be a lot of potholes and detours along the way. One of the most difficult parts can be recognizing when the ego rears its ugly head. What makes it such a challenge is that it hasContinue reading “You Are The Sun”