Online Talk: Releasing Attachments

At the heart of the path to spiritual freedom is releasing attachments. Whatever we are attached to can bring about suffering, including attachments that seem to create good things in our lives.Consider that you really love your most intimate relationship. You’re attached to it. Then, like all things in the human world, it goes away. Now, that attachment makes you upset.Or during the relationship, the attachment puts all kinds of expectations upon your partner. If they act the way you want, you’re happy. If they don’t, then you’re not. You are suffering, and you are causing your partner to suffer to meet your demands.There are all kinds of ways that ego attachments cause suffering and every kind of scenario … [Read Entire Story]

Quitting Spiritual Work After Resolving the First Issue

Very often, there is a pain that draws a person to the spiritual path. It's usually something that other means of resolution have failed to resolve. That means the self-help books haven't worked. The therapists haven't helped. Friends and families suggestions have been no good. Maybe medication was tried, and it too… [Read Entire Story]

Online Talk: Confronting Core Issues

I’m sure many of you have heard me mention core issues before, and I thought it was time to direct a talk right at them. Core issues are things like fear of death, fear of the unknown, fear of being socially rejected/outcast, self-hatred/lack of self worth, trauma, and other … [Read Entire Story]

Uncovering Core Issues

I've talked about this topic in a variety of ways, but until now, I'm not sure that I've really emphasized how jarring it is to run into a core issue on the spiritual path. In this sense, many of you will have been working on aspects of a core issue and will have probably dealt with a lot of symptoms and unhealthy habits around it. For instance, lack of self-worth is a pandemic … [Read Entire Story]