The Nature of Consciousness – a video by Deepak Chopra

If you are interested in the question "what is consciousness?", you HAVE TO watch this short video. I plan on transcribing each of Deepak's words so I can meditate on it; especially the part that what we observe is what materializes. https://www.facebook.com/HeartMathInstitute/posts/10156282917883669

this (good) life by Katrina Kenison

I wrote about Katrina Kenison's book Magical Journey here.  This is her most recent blog post entitled "this (good) life", which offers such an inspiring, poignant and soul-filling message: joy and heartache can co-exist; remember to see the sacred in the now, the blessings of today. Here it is.  Enjoy 🙂

What is “Parallel You” up to?

I had a science fiction-y idea a while ago that goes something like this.  Imagine that, in addition to your existence here on planet Earth, you have a parallel existence, a "Parallel You", living on another plane, alongside planet Earth you.  Now, maybe Planet Earth you has a partner and children, or not, and goes … Continue reading What is “Parallel You” up to?

Happiness in the Here and Now.

One of the topics discussed in Thich Nhat Hanh's book Peace is Every Breath is "Contemplating Aimlessness".  He says, Contemplating aimlessness helps us stop feeling compelled to go around seeking after this and that, exhausting ourselves mentally and physically. Aimlessness means not chasing after anything, not setting any more objects in front of ourselves to … Continue reading Happiness in the Here and Now.

Tell Your Truth (and a tool to help you with that).

I've been reading a book called The Desire Map by Danielle Laporte.  It's about figuring out what your core desired feelings are.  That is, the feelings that you most want to feel in your life. Such as a sense of freedom, joy, tranquility, abundance, security, etc.  The reason for doing so is that it helps to know … Continue reading Tell Your Truth (and a tool to help you with that).

Just.Like.That.

Just.Like.That....those are the words that keep replaying in my mind.  How everyday there are so many mundane things that happen and then, just like that, something huge happens.  Something that changes your life, maybe forever. Something like someone's death. Even when the person is ill and it's perhaps foreseen, it's still a shock.  Just like … Continue reading Just.Like.That.

A Whole Lot of Nothing

The first three months of this year have been action packed.  We continued renovating our house which involved a lot of necessary intrusion.  People coming and going to work their respective magic on the place.  And it does seem magical, the changes around here.  I am so grateful for these changes: the warm and inviting … Continue reading A Whole Lot of Nothing

Anatomy of a Metamorphosis

This is a quote from Pilgrimage of a Soul: Contemplative Spirituality for the Active Life by Phileena Heuertz (Intervarsity Press, 2010). Transformation, which essentially involves healing, is a slow process.  It is rarely full and complete in an instant.  It takes time.  And during that time, it demands cycles of awakening, longing, darkness, and yes, … Continue reading Anatomy of a Metamorphosis