Being Free of Suffering Is Not Happiness

On the path to spiritual freedom, you’ll notice that spiritual freedom teachers talk in a lot of “negatives.” We talk in what things are NOT or what we don’t have.So I may talk about letting go of attachments to your mother. You no longer have them. They are NOT part of your experience anymore. Because those attachments are gone, you no longer suffer when and if you relate to her.But that doesn’t make your experience with your mother happy.Happiness is just one of many experiences, and if it arises naturally, then it arises. Then it will pass. All experiences come and go. On the path to spiritual freedom, we surrender our attachments to what experiences may come. We do … [Read Entire Story]

Your Beliefs Are Not Real

It is a strange time that we live in. Thanks to the Internet, we can disseminate all kinds of information across all kinds of borders to people of all walks of life–so long as they can access the Internet. This is wonderful!However, we can also create any and all kinds of beliefs and find countless other people to reinforce any crazy thing that we want to have reinforced. These echo chambers reflect back our beliefs over and over again to help us … [Read Entire Story]

Suffering Is Grace

Suffering is grace.If you are reading this post today, the likelihood is that suffering brought you to my blog today. Suffering most likely brought you to the spiritual path.If someone is immersed in a comfortable happy life, they generally don't go digging through search engine results and social media to find spiritual articles. They're happy. Their ego has decided to keep things as they are. Does it occasionally happen that someone comes to a stage of happiness and success that brings them to the spiritual path? Yes.But more often, it's suffering that forced someone to search. Furthermore, it'll be suffering that causes someone to continue… [Read Entire Story]