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Do You Use Spirituality to Avoid Living Life Fully?

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Many years ago I had an encounter with the most amazing spiritual teacher. I had been studying the works of Nisargadatta Maharaj and loved his work. And then something unusual happened that pushed me onto a new path. This post begins with the story of that experience.  Meeting Nisargadatta Maharaj ...
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The Human Energy Field and the Energy of the Selves

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Energy, Energy Patterns, Energetics - An Introduction to the Human Energy Field Energy is the 'stuff' from which the selves that make up our psyche are made. Each self has its own energy. A rational self has an impersonal, mental energy. An emotional self has a more personal, feeling energy. The ...
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What is The Aware Ego?

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Here's the Aware Ego in a nutshell plus an exercise to kick-start your Aware Ego Process. The Aware Ego is the ability to stand between opposite parts of yourself, experiencing and understanding both sides, yet not identifying with either. It is a place from where you feel the conflict between opposites. From an ...
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What is Awareness?

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Below is a brief definition and explanation of what awareness is, and of the difference between awareness and consciousness, and between awareness and the observing mind. Awareness is a state of consciousness where you can 'see' or witness yourself, as if you were looking at yourself from outside yourself. You need awareness in order to ...
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What Captain Jack Sparrow Taught Me About Work Life Balance

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If you're an overly responsible person whose work life balance is out, or a parent who takes your parenting responsibilities really seriously and you're not having much fun, here's what you can learn from Captain Jack Sparrow.  I watched the first Pirates of the Caribbean film with my kids the other day (again) and found ...