Virtues of the Centered Life

Western and Eastern approaches to spirituality differ in their accents on what to do with the ego – that separate center of personal identity that each of us cherishes as “I, myself.” The challenge in both cases is presented in the condition of duality, which is a consequence of separating into our own identity, knownContinue reading “Virtues of the Centered Life”

Our Quest for Identity, and What’s Beyond

One of the critical achievements on the long arc to┬áhuman fulfillment is a capacity for getting over ourselves. Our chronic problems and pathologies are complications of a failure in this regard. We get tangled up, hooked, and held back from our true potential and end up settling for something we aren’t. Instead of focusing onContinue reading “Our Quest for Identity, and What’s Beyond”

Supremacy and Communion

Quick, before you start thinking too much, give your spontaneous response to the following question. Which of the two combinations of geometric shapes do you find more appealing? Now that I have your attention (though perhaps for only one more paragraph), let me do a little “psychic reading” of your life. This preference means thatContinue reading “Supremacy and Communion”