Spiritual Growth, Spiritual Life, Yoga Philosophy

Meditation’s Sound of Silence

Our Inner ‘Contrast Land’ Do you remember when you first started to meditate? Do you remember the moment when you set out on your path to enlightenment, to God and Self-realization? Wasn’t that a most wonderful time?! Didn’t you receive a special blessing at the beginning of your spiritual journey? Weren’t you blessed by some precious, special glimpses of the … Read More

Spiritual Growth, Spiritual Practice

Befriend Your True Self

Each human being is a nation unto itself occupied by many different citizens. There are many qualities inside each person, some good and some bad. We need to learn to love our individual nations even though there are citizens residing there who are trying to undermine or destroy them. In the Bhagavad Gita (Chapter 6, verse 6) Krishna says: For … Read More

Spiritual Growth

The Propelled Heart

In my early forties, quite unexpectedly, I felt propelled to have my Dutch university degree recognized here in Italy. I immediately acted upon this unforeseen objective and fearlessly challenged the labyrinth of this country’s bureaucracy. Finally I was told that, in order to get what I wanted, I had to pay a year’s university fee, take three additional exams, and … Read More