Today was the first day of a one week retreat on the precious human life with my favourite lama, and we discussed the origin of suffering (spoiler, its ignorance).
We all get stuck sometimes, in relationships, routines or mindsets. I've come from a bad place to changing my life, but how can I help others do it? Can we induce epiphanies?
Balance: The final part to processing pain
After delaying gratification, accepting responsibility and the importance of truth, we will read about the final ingredient to processing pain according to Peck: balance!
Do you know grace or does it know you?
For many grace has religious connotations, a dusted word used at church and nowhere else.
“Anything exposed to light becomes light.”
The journey to self-discovery isn't linear; it's a constant back-and-forth. Awakening, whatever that means, is not a one-time event.
What if God is a placebo effect?
The placebo effect largely depends on the level of trust the patient has in the treatment, just like God's love can be felt by the people who believe in it.
On admitting my resentments: Step 5 of recovery
How heavy the weight of our resentments is! From childhood, our romantic relationships and friendships: we all carry them with us.
Faith and fear are mutually exclusive
Fear is a human reaction to being isolated from others and having lost faith. How can we reconnect to a higher power than ourselves?
Everyone has Faith – prove me wrong
We're so used to doubting anything unscientific, we have forgotten to doubt our doubt.
Speak not of love to deny it #poem
Good and badThat's how evil thinksTalk of virtueWatch their hearts sink Fifty shades of self-denialNoses crossing over shadowsMessiahs turning in their gravesseeing their followers new clothes Speak not of love to deny itShow me no grace if ever flauntedTil death do us part, I spit on youI rather have my lonely home haunted