Category: Conversations on the Spiritual Path

40 Posts

A Focused Life
A Focused Life

A focused life. Desired by many. Strived for by a few. Lived by even fewer.  The art of bringing awareness back to what and whom it is engaged with is the key practice for becoming good at being focused.  There is no shortcut to becoming good at focusing. Just hard work, relentless practice, endl...

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The Spiritual Path
The Spiritual Path

I hear many people tell me that they are on a spiritual path. When I ask them where their spiritual path is taking them, almost all of them have either no clear answer or they waffle on about peace and love which tells me that they have no clue of their destination.  When someone says…

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I Need Clothes
I Need Clothes

In last week’s post (The Natural Next Step) I talked about gaining clarity on one’s goal or purpose in life and how that will guide you in what you do next in life. If you did not read that email you can do so by clicking this link: The Natural Next Step. Having a big…

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The Natural Next Step
The Natural Next Step

What do I do next? Where am I going in my life? What is my next step in my career?  Often in life most people struggle with what to do next in their life. Forget what to do next, most people struggle with what to do with their life now. When we have a bigger…

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Treat Everyone the Same
Treat Everyone the Same

As residents of this planet we have so much to learn about treating everyone the same. In the Hindu faith, one of the dominant fundamental teachings is seeing God in all as its philosophy states that God is in all things. Sadly, racism like God is all-pervasive.  And ignorance, like God, is all-p...

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The Spirit of Responsiveness
The Spirit of Responsiveness

The spirit of responsiveness is the spirit of seeing what needs to be done and doing it without having to be told to do so. “We are down to the last square so I will replace the toilet paper with a new roll so the next person does not have to do it”. “The trash…

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Desire, Effort and Concentration
Desire, Effort and Concentration

Ultimately, it all comes down to how badly you desire to live a concentrated life. Most people don’t desire it badly enough and hence never reach a state of concentration where they can manifest the life that they want. They can concentrate for brief periods of time but the levels of concentratio...

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Concentration leads to Peace
Concentration leads to Peace

It is so important that we strive to understand each other, because out of understanding is born empathy and out of empathy is born compassion, out of compassion is born love and finally out of love comes peace. To summarize the sequence: concentration, listening, reflection, understanding, empat...

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