Tag: Ego

Crouching Warrior Hidden Champion, Part 4: Confrontation with the Inner Shadow

“Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in our own sunshine.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson We all have a hero buried somewhere...

Crouching Warrior Hidden Champion, Part 3: Encounter with the Inner Trickster

“Trickster is an agent of transformation, and transformation is directly connected to the trickster’s typical character as a shape-shifter, neither fully one thing nor...

Crouching Warrior Hidden Champion, Part 2: Encounter with the Inner Mentor

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom this...

Aggrandized Ego, Alienated Soul: Contesting the Atrophy of Instinct in an Age of Anxiety

“Civilized man is in danger of losing all contact with the world of instinct –a danger that is still further increased by his living...

The Wisdom of Uncertainty

“Humans may crave absolute certainty; they may aspire to it; they may pretend, as partisans of certain religions do, to have attained it. But the...

Crossroads: Fallibilism as an Antidote for Extremism

“I err, therefore I am.” ~ Saint Augustine. On every path there comes a crossroads. At every crossroads there is a choice. In Zoroastrianism, the...

Crossing into the Mysteries of the Cocoon

“In times of suffering, when you feel abandoned, perhaps even annihilated, there is occurring –at levels deeper than your pain– the entry of the...

Sacred Humor: Cultivating a Good Sense of Humor

“Humor must not professedly teach and it must not professedly preach, but it must do both if it would live forever.” ~ Mark Twain A...

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A Look at the Powerful Practice of Walking Meditation

 “The mind can go in a thousand directions, but...

7 Signs Your Chakras are Out of Balance

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7 Pitfalls on the Path to Enlightenment

Ah, enlightenment… So motivating. So inspiring. So misunderstood. Exasperatingly...

Why We Keep Making Decisions We Know Are Bad For Us

"Forgive yourself for not being at peace. The moment...

Why do We Fear Death?

“A man who thinks that death is the enemy...

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Going to the Depths of your Mind through Vipassana

Sometimes you need to be pushed to the edge to realign with your path. It had reached a stage where if I didn’t do...