Facing Weaknesses

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We have all been enchanted with getting high, having a free awareness, and so we have tried to repress or deny lows when our awareness once again gets caught in this or that. We love the illusion of being high but are afraid of coming down. As your journey proceeds, you realize that you can’t… Read more »

Interpreting Suffering

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One difficulty most of us have is interpreting our suffering, and our doubts, and our confusion, and our loss of faith as part of the process of awakening. We keep feeling we fell out of grace – we blew it. “Why aren’t I high? What happened? Life stinks. Before, it used to be all sweetness… Read more »

What is Shakti, or Prana?

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Shakti, or Prana, is the universal stuff from which it all comes. Everything here is shakti; it’s all just shakti, patterns of shakti. It’s the stuff of the universe, finer than quanta of energy in the physical, scientific realm. We can ignore it if our method does not involve focusing on energy, or we can… Read more »

Relationship to the Act

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“One does nothing and nothing is left undone.” This mystical injunction points to one of the key components of the path of action: nonidentification with being the actor. I had always assumed that I had to identify with a role while performing in order to do it well. But each of us performs hundreds of… Read more »