Another Way of Looking at Fatigue and Depression Original Essay by Charles Eisenstein Depression, anxiety, and fatigue are an essential part of a process of metamorphosis that is unfolding on the planet today, and highly significant for the light they shed on the transition from an old world to a new. When a growing …
At some point you are ready. Ready to do your work. But the task can seem so daunting as to be totally undoable. We’ve reached this point on our path where we know what to do but how to do it? No matter what your project is I would like to introduce you to a new way of bringing it into form. It is at this stage that we will be tempted to run back to the old fearful ways of the old world.
I stumbled on this young YouTuber that my daughter follows called Connor Franta. He has a lot of good things to say about living an authentic life. Man, these millennials are way ahead of the curve. So much wisdom for such a young age. I wish someone would have given me this kind of advice …
I had just moved to Houston, Texas from Los Angeles. I had just discovered spiritual things, and was looking to switch from an ambitious “I have to be a success” path to more of a spiritual path, but I had no idea how to do that. I was still very much practical and was trying …
Our gifts are our love to give
What we have to understand is that our gifts are our love expressed here on earth. So if your gift is art or music or engineering and if this is what you love to do than this is your love.
Most people reading this will have a to-do program, or a paper list or text file, listing not only projects and tasks but separate lists for home and work and possibly half a dozen different contexts.
Those who don’t have a to-do list probably feel they should, because they’re swamped and feeling overwhelmed.
I’m here to suggest: kill your to-do list.
All spiritual paths tell us the same basic truth: your natural and divine state is one of Joy. When you strip away the dogma and sectarianism that spiritual and religious organizations can false promote, deep spiritual teachings also concur in telling us that what keeps us from our joy, and keeps us in dissatisfaction, misery and sometimes pain, is a result of pursuing illusory sources of happiness. In our search for happiness we actually pursue things that end up contributing to our dissatisfaction instead. Correcting this illusory search is a basic aspect of the human journey to its spiritual goal.
To get things done following your heart is different than following your head. Currently we are taught that to get things done we must make mental to-do lists and schedules. This is a mistake.
Abandoning a successful medical practice, he sought self-fulfillment by taking up the nomadic life of a surfer. But unlike other American searchers like Thoreau or Kerouac, Paskowitz took his wife and nine children along for the ride, all eleven of them living in a 24 foot camper.