Life is Finite

We really don’t know what happens at the point of death, so most of us don’t like to think about it. We live our lives like we’re going to live forever, but the truth is we don’t live forever. We all die at some point. When you realize that life is finite—not short, but finite—you…

The Need to Learn

I meet so many people that are obsessed about learning, that are perpetually taking one course after another. Learning is good, but more important than the ebullient need to consume knowledge should be the need to apply the knowledge learned in daily life. This is where most people fall short. Learning gives us a high,…

Awareness and Energy

As I have shared previously the most important thing in the beginning study of the mind is to understand that there is a separation between awareness and the mind. Another equally important thing to understand is the relationship between awareness and energy. There’s a beautiful saying that my guru use to say all the time.…

The Great Secret

As soon as we control where awareness goes, we control where energy flows. As soon as we control where energy is flowing, we control what is manifesting in our life. This is a great secret to learn. This is something my guru shared with me in the monastery and it changed my life. I’ve realized…

Change Takes Willpower and Time

Changes in life are not instantaneous. We can resolve with all our will to change. Then we need to use that will to slowly readjust the patterns in our mind, body and nervous system. And this will take time. So don’t expect instantaneous changes in life. Life does not work that way. Life is like…

Each moment is a choice

Reflection for this weekend: “Each moment is a choice you make to be in charge of where your awareness goes or to allow someone or something to dictate where it goes.” ~ Dandapani Photo: The sun sets behind one of the gorgeous Hindu temples in Khajuraho, North India. Built between 950 and 1050 by the…