Sometimes life’s common occurrences knock you right back into knowing there is always work to do.
The present moment is a portal of Understanding, ripe with possibility and potential. Through it, I can enter a world of hazard in the form of pure potentiality and access what was previously inaccessible. In other words,the present moment brings about choice. Divine Will enters through choice. If the true ability to choose facilitates Will […]
Most of us are familiar with inner struggle. It occurs when we have a hard time making a decision or experience something that weighs on our conscience. We are also very familiar with the notion of will power, wanting to do one thing and then sabotaging it for no apparent reason. We struggle as a […]
Intentional suffering conjures images of monks wearing hair suits and practicing self flatulation, kids cutting themselves and people with masochistic tendencies. That kind of suffering has nothing to do with intentional suffering. It is the ego manifesting our inner suffering in very dark ways. Nevertheless, those words intentional suffering are not very appealing at first mention. […]
I recently was inspired by an interview with Marianne Williamson who spoke about depression, human suffering and the Dark Night of The Soul. There is so much to say about the collective suffering to which she alluded. If we are at all sensitive, we will feel the pain of terrorism, destruction of our ecosystem, hate […]
The spiritual alchemy of giving something up turns lead into gold. This is not a new idea. Every religion proposes a multitude of practices to create this environment of purposeful resistance within oneself. The aim of each is to grapple with our lower nature. Mr. Gurdjieff called it Conscious Labor and Intentional Suffering. The most […]