Tag: enlightenment

So be it – A few thoughts on the idea of Calm Acceptance

By Sam Coles AOR

I try to accept the course of events in my life, living as best as I can, but understanding that difficulty and struggle are not punishment or ‘ill-fate’, but are there to forge a stronger will, to improve us in all our aspects, and to put us onto the right path. Continue reading

January 5, 2011 More

The Polar Egoic Structures and Their Influence Upon The Path To Enlightenment In Men and Women

By Eowyn OR

In our journey towards enlightenment, the biggest battle we face is control of the ego. Note that I say “control” and not annihilation. There has been an erroneous drive in spiritual conditioning through blatantly- and at times, deliberately manipulative and irresponsible psychological language- to suggest ego annihilation is necessary for evolution; this has caused great harm to those seeking enlightenment. The mind and ego are incredible forces within our intelligence and mental activity is the centre of consciousness: every thought creates a new centre of identification and what we describe as the ego is actually a flow of conscious or semi-conscious events, which can operate in a relatively integrated way. Continue reading

December 17, 2010 More

Death: The path to vibrant life

By Eowyn OR

Death is such a huge concern, that it is central to some spiritual traditions; so this brief discussion can do little other than whet our taste buds to its flavour and essence so we might gain a snapshot feel for its character. Hence, without further ado, let us define what we mean by “death.” Continue reading

December 2, 2010 More