To Speed Up Your Desires, You Must First Learn To Be Still

Like a hurricane spinning or a pendulum swinging side to side with unstoppable momentum, the frenetic energy of a reactionary life will relentlessly tug at your psyche — that is, until you learn to ease into stillness in the storm. A reactionary life means a life of objective reaction to its own unfolding. As we’ve previously…

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Why the Spiritual Journey Feels Different to Beginners, But Isn’t

Daily Meds XIX There is no difference between the beginning of the spiritual journey and the end. Choosing to live life consciously begins with a step, and the day you die will be the last step you take in this physical body. But the steps are the same; all that changes is the muscle memory…

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Surrender to the Thoughtless to Defeat the Ego

Daily Meds XVIII Thoughtlessness and its counterpart, surrender, fly in the face of every survival instinct you’ve developed over the course of a lifetime. And yet, as we know, the mind always craves the exact opposite of what the world offers. The world sees thoughtlessness, or presence, as a weakness. But really, presence is the…

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How To Ease Life’s Momentum Like A Pendulum Resting

Daily Meds XVII Like a pendulum swinging with momentum, the energy of life will want to sway to-and-fro until you learn to ease into stillness. The speed of life cannot be stopped instantly, nor would you want it to be. All aspects of the human experience that move with quickness, like negative emotion especially, must…

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Developing Toughness Will Heal Your Life

Daily Meds XVI Part of the healing process requires developing some toughness. But what does toughness even mean? The world hears this directive and celebrates it, for the world associates toughness with anger. With rawness and realness. As usual, the world is wrong. Toughness does not arise from violent protectiveness, but rather exposure, focus, and…

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