Personal growth is the main topic of discussion across my entire catalog of articles. That is to say, whether I am writing about philosophy, psychology, meditation, or breathwork – all are focused, ultimately, on personal growth. These articles below are, therefore, a collection of my writing that does not fit nicely into the other four.
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Hey friends, Let me tell you a story. It’s the story of a young man. A young man with big dreams, not much wisdom, and
Hey friends, An idea occurred to me this week. I’m calling it…The Ice-Cream Principal. The Ice-Cream Principal is, in short, the idea that intentionality follows bliss. And
Persons, according to Tsongkhapa are illusory-like. They are illusory- like for while existing truly in one sense they are nonetheless thoroughly unreal. For Superiors (ārya,
It seems that my assertion from the article Philosophy as Practice raised some eyebrows among Buddhists. Here is the section in question: …without the ability
However, every meditator at some point has to deal with the restlessness that arises from boredom. If you can make it through this point in your meditation career, realizations will flow naturally. Unfortunately few do. This is because the mind can play tricks as boredom manifests. For instance, as your meditation deepens and your creativity increases, new ideas for various projects can arise. New ways to do ‘this’ or ‘that’ dawn upon us, and we can get caught in the trap of forgetting the purpose of meditation or even forgetting that creative energy comes from a clear mind and this in turn comes from meditation.
A pithy turn of phrase, a quip engendering insight, all these linguistic devices are the tools of smarter men (and women) than I. Philosophy, for the most part, is not easy. It is not easy because of the hours spent frustrated by misunderstanding, or, as is more often the case, a sense of not understanding what the hell it is that you are reading. In the end, I must add, it is an experience for which one is better off for having. With the afore written in mind, and as good evidence of my point, I wanted to address the notion of clarity in philosophy.
It has been a while since the last post. I promise this one will be less obscure. Since we last spoke His Holiness the Dalai