Spiritual Growth

How to Develop Clarity in a Time of Confusion

We are living in times of great confusion. Bombarded with conflicting information, all presented as truth, when often it is merely an opinion or a speculation based on confused facts. It is like a scene from a comedy movie I saw some years ago in which Robin Hood sees his companion Blinking, who was blind, taking his turn as the … Read More

Meditation, Spiritual Growth

Ever Present Joy

Meditation is that level of absorption when one has an actual experience of God or one of His attributes.  –Swami Kriyananda A friend came to see me recently very discouraged with her lack of progress in meditation. Knowing that she’d been meditating for several years, I wondered what the problem was. “I never see God or the Masters in meditation,” … Read More

Daily Meditator, Meditation, Spiritual Growth

Help Me to Make Spiritual Progress

Recently, a long-time friend shared with me that they are not doing their spiritual practices; they are without faith, and even losing their belief. This person explained to me that they know what needs to be done but do not have the energy to do it. It saddened me deeply to hear this. The only door open to me was … Read More

Spiritual Growth

The Eight Meannesses of the Heart: How to Overcome Them – Part 6, Condemnation

A major karmic challenge in this life arose during my early school years. One day a boy emerged from a large group of children playing in the schoolyard. He walked over to me and said, “We are friends.” His announcement was accompanied by a rather fierce handshake. He told me his name was Edmund. The friendship that ensued for Edmund and … Read More