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The Evolving Self

Individuals who develop to the fullest their uniqueness, yet at the same time identify with the larger processes at work in the cosmos, escape the loneliness of their individual destinies. The type of ego that might pull us through is one secure enough to forgo desires beyond what are necessary. It will be one that […]

In-between

Between stimulus and response there is space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.  

Two Shoe Men

Two shoe salesmen travel to a third world country in search of new business opportunities. The moment they land, one man calls his wife, telling her, “Honey, I’m coming back home. There’s no hope here. Nobody here is wearing shoes.” He boards the next flight home. The second man calls his wife and says, “Honey, […]

“I”

Being separate, “I’ is at odds with other egos, each competing for a limited share of food, shelter, power, money, and status. Because it is so small and limited, “I” is set against the overwhelming forces of Nature. Dwarfed into insignificance by a vast, cold universe, the ego sees its primary task as survival. In […]

On Repentance

A senior monk and a junior monk were traveling together. At one point, they came to a river with a strong current. As the monks were preparing to cross the river, they saw a very young and beautiful woman also attempting to cross. The young woman asked if they could help her cross to the […]

The Real You

If you’re ready to wake up, you’re going to wake up and if you’re not ready, you’re going to stay pretending that you’re just “poor little me”. And since you’re all here and engaged in this sort of inquiry and listening to this sort of lecture, I assume that you’re all on the process of […]

True Prosperity

Money is like love; it kills slowly and painfully the one who withholds it, and enlivens the other who turns it on his fellow man.   Kahlil Gibran  

On Moon | Lera Mimizu

For some time now I have been questioning the way, in which general forecasts for the Full or New Moon or eclipses are relevant to OUR PERSONAL LIFE. They are helpful to notice that it’s not only us who are bonkers, but actually everyone is kind of experiencing the same, and it gives a sense […]

Two Wolves’ Fight

An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.” He continued, […]

God’s Coffee

A group of alumni, highly established in their careers, got together to visit their old university professor. Conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life. Offering his guests coffee, the professor went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot of coffee and an assortment of cups – porcelain, plastic, glass, […]