I don’t know that anyone has ever answered this question. I have never seen one. My guess is that by … Continue reading Why do our egos constantly babble in our heads?
Dissociation is a defense. It is a retreat from reality to protect oneself from an overwhelming threat. It is the … Continue reading Is the Experience of No-Self Healthy? Wouldn’t It Lead to Some Kind of Dissociative Disorder?
Meditation is not about suppression. Just the opposite, it is about being with things as they are. In our day-to-day … Continue reading If suppressing one emotion affects the others, wouldn’t meditating to reduce anxiety also reduce happiness?
You cannot take a physical path away from samsara. Samsara will follow you, because it is a condition of the … Continue reading Sometimes I feel like taking off into the woods forever. How Do I Cope with Samsara and Still Be Content?
Although there are many specious claims made about “energy”, also known as prana, chi, and ki, it is based in … Continue reading What is Energy (AKA prana, chi or ki)?
When I was in college, I tried to kill my ego. I ended up in the school infirmary on psych … Continue reading What is the Role of Ego in Spiritual Work?
In English language books about Buddhism and spiritual work, you often find the word detachment. Unfortunately, many people interpret this … Continue reading What Does the Word Detachment Mean in Spiritual Work?
I define spiritual growth in a couple of ways. One is in finding meaning in unfortunate circumstances. For example, I … Continue reading How I Define Secular Spiritual Growth