Tag: Existence

Joseph Campbell’s Four Basic Functions of Mythology

“It would not be too much to say that myth is the secret opening through which the inexhaustible energies of the cosmos pour into...

Understanding the Three Gunas, the Primary Forces of Existence

“Sattva, Rajas, and Tamas, — these Gunas, O mighty-armed, born of Prakriti, bind fast in the body the indestructible embodied one.” ~ Bhagavad Gita,...

Genius and Grit: Five Reasons why Perseverance Trumps Talent

“Don’t compare your beginning to someone else’s middle.” ~ Jon Acuff Genius is more about grit than giftedness, more about courage than capacity. Grit sands,...

7 Children’s Films that Deliver a Spiritual Message

"A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be curious, and to fight tirelessly for something."...

3 Ways to Help Children Lead a More Mindful Existence

“Parenting is one of the most challenging, demanding, and stressful jobs on the planet. It is also one of the most important, for how...

Five Existential Philosophers and Their Contribution to Human Wisdom

 “For philosophy to rule it is not necessary that philosophers be rulers, nor even for rulers to be philosophers. For philosophy to rule it...

Ten Poems Every Spiritual Seeker Should Read

“Poetry Forgive me for having helped you understand You’re not made of words alone.” ~ Roque Dalton Poetry is spiritual blood, spilling from the pen as though...

Five Superhuman Ways to Suck the Marrow out of Life

“To change, a person must face the dragon of his appetites with another dragon, the life-energy of the soul.” ~ Rumi Life has a...

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A Look at the Powerful Practice of Walking Meditation

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

Why do We Fear Death?

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

7 Signs Your Chakras are Out of Balance

“Meditation is nothing but withdrawing all the barriers; thoughts,...

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...

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7 Buddhist Koans and Their Meanings

Buddhist koans also called Zen Koans are a guiding light in the darkness of life. They have been used for centuries by Zen teachers...