Archives for Awakening

The REAL Reason to Meditate

I first started meditating in 1999.

At the time I was a Financial Advisor with Merrill Lynch.

I was stressed a lot and experienced constant anxiety that would eventually spill into bouts of depression.

But back then people didn’t meditate.

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Is thinking making your life better?

Eckhart Tolle suffered from depression for most of his adult life. One evening as he berated himself for being such a loser and lamenting why his life was meaningless, the pain became so intense he cried out, “I can’t live with myself anymore.” Followed by, “who is the ‘I’ that can no longer live with itself*?” 

With that one question, in the midst of his torment, he had a massive transformation.

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Expecting Our Old Habits to Persist and Accepting Them is Part of the Spiritual Path

I remember the first time I heard a spiritual teacher say I didn’t really exist – I thought he was nuts. Of course I exist, I’m right here!

And it is true – we exist – just not the way we think we do.

Because who we think we are, who we identify with is this needy, worrying, fretful and complaining little self. The little “me” inside that feels separate from everything else. 

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