As someone who spends a lot of time alone, I know how easy it is to get sucked into a whirlpool of my own bullshit in my head. But the silence of solitude is the only way to get clear guidance on how to release yourself from that bullshit. In this quote from Journey into… Continue reading On the Difficulties and Benefits of Isolation
This is one of my favourite Alan Watts talks – an inspiring and uplifting reminder of the truth at the beginning of what could be a challenging few years. If you look around and don’t like what you see, then remember that YOU are responsible for changing things. And that means changing yourself – bringing… Continue reading It Starts Now!
Paul Tillich reminds us that even at your lowest, even in the darkness, you are accepted: “Grace strikes us when we are in great pain and restlessness. It strikes us when we walk through the dark valley of a meaningless and empty life. It strikes us when our disgust for our own being, our indifference,… Continue reading You are accepted
This is a translation of the condensed essence of the Prajna Paramita Sutra quoted from Awakening the Buddha Within by Lama Surya Das: “Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva, practising deep prajna paramita Clearly saw that all five skandhas are empty, transforming all suffering and distress. Form is no other than emptiness, emptiness no other than form; Form is… Continue reading Essential Teachings: The Heart Sutra
From Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh “Quiet time alone, contemplation, prayer, music, a centring line of thought or reading, of study or work. It can be physical or intellectual or artistic, any creative life proceeding from oneself. It need not be an enormous project or a great work. But it should be… Continue reading The Gifts of Solitude and Turning Inwards
The dark night of the soul can be a challenging experience and sometimes you might want to avoid dealing with what’s happening. But if you want to move through it and back into the light, you need to engage with the darkness. The following text is extracted from an excellent book by Robert J. Wicks… Continue reading Engaging with Spiritual Darkness
From The Red Book by C.G. Jung: “Believe me: It is no teaching and no instruction that I give you. On what basis should I presume to teach you? I give you news of the way of this man, but not of your own way. My path is not your path, therefore I cannot teach… Continue reading Don’t live by examples, but seek your own path