Overcoming Obstacles on the Inner Path

People who follow self improvement or spiritual growth techniques, such as concentration, meditation willpower or self discipline, sometimes get bored, lose interest and desire to quit. There are many reasons why this might happen. If you over practice, your body and mind might resist your efforts. If this is the case, reduce the time you … Continue Reading…

Observing Your Thoughts and Discovering the Real You

Orange Clouds

– What happens if you observe your thoughts? – What happens if you ask yourself where do your thoughts come from? – Who is thinking all these thoughts? – Are you your thoughts, or are they something that occur to you? – Do your thoughts belong to you, or do they just pass through your … Continue Reading…

Are You the Creator of Your Thoughts?

Have you ever examined your thoughts and beliefs and wondered, why do you think these particular thoughts, and why hold to those beliefs?

Have you ever thought whether the thoughts you think are yours, or whether they are other people’s ideas, or thoughts you have unconsciously picked from your environment?

How much has your education and upbringing shaped your mindset?
How much do TV and the news shape your opinions?

In other words, are you the creator of your thoughts, or do they come from outside of you?

Most people believe that the thoughts that they think, originate from them, and are part of them. Is this true?

A lot of people protect their beliefs and manner of thinking, and resent people opposing them. Have you ever questioned yourself, what are these beliefs and whence they came?

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Living in Pure Awareness

Pure Awareness

Nowadays, there is so much talk about Self Realization, enlightenment and freedom. We hear and read about the mind, concentration, meditation, and inner growth techniques. People search, read, study and wander about, to find the answer to their true identity and the reason they are here. This thing has been going on throughout all the … Continue Reading…

Experiencing Inner Silence and Emptiness

Regular practice of meditation can lead to experiencing brief flashes of inner silence, or as some spiritual traditions call it, emptiness. As one progresses with meditation, and meditation gets steadier and deeper, these brief moments, which may last for split seconds in the beginning, get longer and deeper. In time, the inner silence or sense … Continue Reading…

Consciousness, Awareness, and Your Real Essence

Watch your consciousness closely, this sensation of being aware and alive, and observe what you feel. I do not mean that you look at the contents of your mind. I mean becoming fully aware of the sensation of being alive and existing. This consciousness I am referring to, is not the awareness of having a … Continue Reading…