Why Releasing Negative Emotions Can Prevent Disease

Why Releasing Negative Emotions Can Prevent Disease

Dark and heavy feelings are teachers, but they can quickly become habitual. Ego loves to latch onto heavy feelings and feed them with stories until they become a form of distorted thinking. Distorted thinking can quickly become a mindset, and as thoughts lead to feelings (and vice versa), this experiential loop can lead to poor health…

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Transformation of the Individual: Upping Our Game for Conscious Evolution

Transformation of the Individual: Upping Our Game for Conscious Evolution

There's no doubt about it. We are living in testing times. All is not what it seems, but even when we realise this, it seems that others around us don't. This is a frustrating and bewildering experience; one that can take time to process and accept. The question is, when you know that things are not 'right' (from a material world perspective, at least), how do you affect positive change?

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Who am I?

Who am I?

I lay awake in bed at almost 3am, feeling exhausted but unable to sleep. Something was bugging me but it was like a vague notion that I couldn't grasp. The feeling that there is something to get to the bottom of is not a stranger to most people; yet because it comes with a sense of confusion and discord, it is easier to drown out the notion with the unceasing chatter of the mind than turn inwards and bust through the years of intricate inner-construction to find the root…

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The 'Guilt Complex': How Guilt Stunts Spiritual Growth

The 'Guilt Complex': How Guilt Stunts Spiritual Growth

Guilt seems to be a transient emotion that arises as a result of some definable event or other within which we made an error; generally at the emotional cost of another, or perhaps to the detriment of the environment. It is more frequently extended to the self, thanks to habits and tendencies deemed destructive by society, and especially close peers. If left unchecked, it will stunt your spiritual growth...

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No One Guru

No One Guru

Once we start subscribing to only one teaching or teacher, we become exclusive. We tend to forget that the message is more important than the messenger. When we pledge allegiance to say, only Buddhism, we dismiss new information and look to this one teaching for all answers. Can you think of any person or teaching, historical or otherwise, that had the answer to absolutely everything?

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Facing Your Death is the Ultimate Motivation in Life

Facing Your Death is the Ultimate Motivation in Life

Facing one’s own death is an abstract concept. How do you begin? It doesn't mean standing at the edge of a cliff, risking a fatal fall. It simply means to consider it. Some say they don't fear death. Perhaps it is more that they don't take the idea too seriously. If the fear is acknowledged, it may be rooted in several things: Pain, change, attachment, loss of identity, and mostly fear of the unknown...

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