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My biggest obstical in spiritual growth so far has been the tendency to use certain substances to numb out or get high whenever life becomes uncomfortable. I simply cannot allow myself to feel pain, emptiness, depression, angst etc. without "using" something.
According to the laws of Karma, every action produces an equal and opposite reaction. This means that in the big picture (the really big picture), every experience of pleasure is balanced by and equal amount of…Continue
I tried something different with my japa today.
This is a very crude attempt to describe it verbally.
Up until now I have been trying to think about focussing on the sound of the mantra and not getting caught up in my thoughts.
Often it feels like a constant battle. The current of my thoughts and emotions carries me out of the present moment, until I realize I'm not in…Continue