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Philosophy, Goal, Path and Lifestyle
Philosophy, Goal, Path and Lifestyle

On the spiritual path, the first step is to become clear of the philosophy to which one subscribes. This philosophy then defines the goal, which then defines the path, which in turn defines the lifestyle one should lead. Watch the video below to learn more about these spiritual steps: philosophy,...

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Awareness, Energy & Mental Patterns
Awareness, Energy & Mental Patterns

If your awareness is constantly going to one particular area of the mind, then that is where your energy is flowing, and that area of the mind will become stronger and stronger. It is almost like you are feeding the muscles of that area of the mind. For example, if your awareness keeps going to&h...

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Challenges in Meditation
Challenges in Meditation

Reflection for this weekend: “It’s only when we have a methodical step-by-step approach to meditation with a goal clearly defined that we will not get distracted and discouraged by the challenges that arise. We can view them as lessons on the path that need to be learned and applied in life...

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Awareness as a Traveler
Awareness as a Traveler

One of the analogies that my guru often used to describe awareness and the mind is viewing awareness as a traveler and the mind as the world. When you go to San Francisco to visit you have experiences that San Francisco offers. You experience San Francisco but you are not San Francisco. You are i...

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Cultivating Willpower
Cultivating Willpower

Reflection for this weekend: “Change does not take a lot of time. It just takes a lot of will. That will has to be cultivated, just as we would cultivate a garden.” ~ Gurudeva Subramuniyaswami Photo: Lily Flower, Hawaii

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Too busy or misguided priorities?
Too busy or misguided priorities?

At an event in Portland, Oregon, I was asked, “What if we don’t have time to spend in reflection in the morning?” At the end of the day, it comes down to priorities. What’s important in your life? Everybody has time. I’m sure they have time to update their status or to talk with...

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How well do you listen?
How well do you listen?

These days listening is a rare trait. It is rare because most people have great difficulty in concentrating. Another area in life where concentration plays a big part to me is in building relationships with people. One of the ways to build relationships with people is the ability to listen. But y...

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Living in the Moment
Living in the Moment

To understand how to live in the moment, we need to have an understanding of time. Let’s look at time in a very simple but practical way: If you could divide time into three parts, you could say there was the past, the present and the future. At any given point, awareness can be functioning…

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