If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavours to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. ~ Thoreau
Oh, to embrace this and live this way. To wake up each day and know that I make every choice. I choose my thoughts. I choose my day. Why don’t we truly live this way?
There is so much inner training to break through. There is so much chatter inside as our mind reacts to external circumstances and anticipates events that haven’t happened.
How realistic is it to…
“Jesus Christ knew he was God. So wake up and find out eventually who you really are. In our culture, of course, they’ll say you’re crazy and you’re blasphemous, and they’ll either put you in jail or in a nut house (which is pretty much the same thing). However, if you wake up in India and tell your friends and relations, ‘My goodness, I’ve just discovered that I’m God,’ they’ll laugh and say, ‘Oh, congratulations, at last, you found out.” ~ Alan Watts
What does this feel like for you? Does it feel blasphemous? Does it feel unbelievable? Does it…
There is a way through
Though it doesn’t seem clear.
We just have to listen
And trust what we hear.
It is like a great game
Set up like a maze.
But know that it’s rigged
To bring joy to our days.
Which way do we turn?
Well, that’s up to us.
We must hear our truth
No muss and no fuss.
For most of our lives
We’ve done what we’re told
We’ve listened to others.
No chance to be bold.
But what of our path?
Is this really our life?
Coddling the others
Avoiding all strife?
What would it…
Chuang Tzu tells a story about a man walking under a huge tree that could shelter a thousand chariots beneath it. Immediately he thought of how much lumber it could provide! However, when he looked up, he saw that its branches were crooked, its stem was divided into so many portions that nothing could be made of it! The tree was considered “good for nothing” and was therefore allowed to grow to its full size.
[But there are other trees] which are a span of two or rather more in circumference are cut down by persons who want to make…
The masculine and feminine do not exist in isolation.
They play together
Building upon each other.
Most powerful when they polarize
Uniting in the bliss of oneness
And new creation.
KATRINA BOS, Tantric Intimacy
When we apply tantra to love and relationships, the goal is total bliss and ecstasy — because that is what we are designed for. Of course, there are many things needed for this to happen: openness, trust, personal strength, kindness, etc. These are required for all relationships to be loving and fun.
But there is more…
For sexually intimate relationships, if we truly want to feel…
In many countries, we are realizing that we are living within dictatorships. We didn’t want to believe it. We liked believing that we lived in civilized democracies. But alas, the veils are coming off and it’s becoming obvious that it’s always been this way.
How does one digest this? As a Canadian, I have to say that a huge piece of pride has been lost. Yes, it’s still a great country with some lovely people in it… but politically? Not so much? Freedom? None.
Wow… such a hard pill to swallow.
I have always loved the ancient philosophies of the…
A typical conversation with my friends who love to write:
“Do you like writing on Medium? What was your experience like? Should I write there? How do I get started? Is it easy to make money there? I love to write. It sounds awesome!”
Since I give the same advice to everyone who asks, I figured an article on Medium was the best way to share everything from the initial learning curve to the amazement of going viral!
This easy five-dollar investment is the first step of your research. You get to sit down with a cup of coffee and…
It all started when friends found out that I was visiting San Francisco. They were a super fun couple living in San Diego whom I’d met on a naked cruise the year before.
“Hey, there’s a festival happening this weekend. We can be naked at it!! Wanna go with us? It will be so much fun!”
My friends had lived in California when being naked in public wasn’t a big deal. Maybe it was a leftover from their hippie years. But to them, being naked in public was as normal as taking your dog for a walk. …
My friend just returned from her first time at a nudist resort in Florida. She’s not a shy person but had never been naked in public before and had no idea what to expect.
“You wouldn’t believe it! It was so amazing!! People were so friendly. It was weird. I can’t explain it. It was like some kind of Utopia. I don’t get it… but I am definitely going back!!”
Utopia… imagine… Why does being naked with a bunch of strangers feel like heaven?
The first thing to consider is the serious sorting of humanity that happens before you step…