Ant (part 2)

Ant (part 2)

When you start a spiritual path, you don’t really realize what you’re getting into. The path is like a carnivorous plant that lures us in with the promise of a fragrant feast. Before we realize what’s really going on, we find ourselves trapped. The more we fight, the...
Self vs. Soul

Self vs. Soul

“Spiritual practices help us move from identifying with the ego to identifying with the soul. Old age does that for you too. It spiritualizes people naturally.” ~ Ram Dass I recently listened to an excellent podcast from the show “On Being” where the poet Christian...
What is Compassion? (part 2)

What is Compassion? (part 2)

com·pas·sion [kuhm-pash-uhn] noun: “A feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune, accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate the suffering.” The English word compassion is derived from the Latin com–pasio, which literally...

Obstacles are the Path

It’s difficult for me to believe that in just five days, our time in India will be finished. After nearly ten engaging and transformative months, the time has come for us to leave- a good opportunity to apply all the knowledge of impermanence and non-attachment we’ve...