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The Inverted Tree and the Mystery of Reversed Kundalini

“We are composed of agonies not polarities.” ~ James Hillman The Inverted tree (arbor inversa), rooted in the heavens and flourishing earthward, is an archetypal...

Beyond the Cocoon: Getting Lost in the Labyrinth of Enlightenment

“The search is what anyone would undertake if he were not sunk in the everydayness of his own life. To become aware of the...

7 Signs You May Be an Enlightened Rebel

"Extreme positions are not succeeded by moderate ones, but by contrary extreme positions." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche Ah, the rebel, the misfit, the eccentric, the nonconformist....

7 Signs Your Enlightenment May Be a Delusion

“The human mind is a delusion generator, not a window to truth. The best any human can do is to pick a delusion that...

7 Zen Principles and How to Apply Them to Modern Life

“Before enlightenment, chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment, chop wood, carry water.” ~ Zen Proverb In our Western world, we have the tendency to always...

Working Towards Group Consciousness: Why Empathy is Essential to Oneness

“The true miracle lies in our eagerness to allow, appreciate, and honor the uniqueness, and freedom of each sentient being to sing the song...

4 Parables to Unearth Your Buddha Nature

"As human beings we have the same experience of destructive and constructive emotions. We also have a human mind capable of developing wisdom. We...

11 Quotes from The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying to...

One of the most profound learnings in my personal life came from Sogyal Rinpoche's book, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying based on the...

Jovial Chaos: Humorous Heroism and the Power of Crazy Wisdom

"Real compassion kicks butt and takes names and is not pleasant on certain days. If you are not ready for this FIRE, then find...

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