I speak often about being affectionately detached towards “energy vampires” that drain you energetically. Sometimes these energy vampires happen to be close friends, relatives and even family members. When this is the case, many people feel guilty about detaching themselves from them. They allow these vampires to perpetually drain them and bring them down. The first step towards affectionately detaching yourself from them is to have a high sense of value of yourself and your life. When you don’t value your life enough, you allow people around you to bring you down. When you allow this to happen, you are actually being very selfish. Selfish because for every joule of energy you give to an energy vampire, who will simply waste your energy, you could have invested it in someone or something that you truly love and value who could have made a bigger impact in this world. Know that it is your duty to uplift yourself, make progress on the spiritual path and uplift those around you. You’ve worked hard in your life to uplift yourself to where you are now, so work hard and wisely as well to protect the positivity within that you’ve created.
A lot has been happening over the past few weeks that have consumed my awareness including testing positive for COVID. Even though I was vaccinated I got pretty sick. I could not help thinking during this time that this experience was an excellent reminder of the fragility of life. This is a ne...Read More
In the years leading up to me becoming an ordained Hindu monk, I had so many people tell me how I should be living my life. They knew I was very spiritually inclined and in the year before becoming a monk, I made my intentions to be a monastic clear to people. It was fascinating…Read More
The last 18-months have been challenging to say the least. For many, as a result of this pandemic, so much of life has changed – from work, income, lifestyle and more. For some, it has been devastating with the loss of loved ones, side effects of the virus and other severe repercussions. No...Read More
I once observed a man walking a big Rottweiler dog on a sidewalk. As he passed along the fence of the front yard of a home, a small dog came running up from the front door of the home to the fence barking. This little furball threw its front paws on the chain-link fence that…Read More