Category Archive: Freeing the Inner

Sep 06

Language, Civilization, and Spirituality

If one looks back to when language become dominant in the world, it seems apparent that language had more functions than to merely communicate. In earlier times, survival was critical and anything that improved your odds was welcome.  Language served both functions; it communicated but also helped set the parameters for coexisting in a given …

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Sep 02

Awakening

“Awakening” has been written about for thousands of years it seems. During that time a high degree of complexity has crept into its understanding as analysis and metaphor has taken the place of simplicity and clarity. I have found that the process and understanding of awakening can be distilled down to its essence and expressed …

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Aug 15

Deconstructing the Ego

Deconstructing the ego is a big job that requires a long-term commitment. This deconstruction is a radical shift in consciousness from cognitive dominance to a more sensory orientation. This is often a difficult journey because cognitive dominance is the end destination for the child as it matures to adulthood. The simple ways of childhood are …

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May 28

An Alternate Explanation of the Spiritual Path

As discussed in many places on this blog, the spiritual path can be thought of as a shift of consciousness. The previous article looked at this shift in terms of right-brain and left-brain functioning. The two hemispheres work in different ways; with the left-brain being involved in verbal, mathematical, and logical skills; while the right-brain …

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Nov 30

Note to Buddhist Monk, Greg

Greg, The reason so few are capable of ceaseless worship is that their inner is full of culture and civilization. It is noisy when it should be quiet; it is full when it should be empty. From my observation, humanity has taken a wrong turn in its collective development. Instead of cultivating a world that …

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Sep 17

Freeing the Inner – Part I

I was 21 when I had a life-changing experience. I did not know the meaning of what happened; I just know that I changed for the better. It took almost 34 years to understand the full extent of that short event. In high-school I had my friends – we played music together, did some marijuana, …

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Sep 17

Freeing the Inner – Part II

Inducing a Spiritual Awakening A Spiritual Awakening (or Breakthrough Event) requires a certain state of mind. While many use meditation techniques to reach beyond the self, they are limited in how far they can take you. Think of the spiritual journey as leaving the near shore of your existing life to reach a distant shore. …

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