Give up trying to ‘wake up’ and just enjoy!

The last thing I want to be encouraging, or promoting, or instigating here is another ‘goal’ to try to reach – to be a better person, or a more ‘spiritual’ person. This is not a puzzle that your mind needs to sink into to ‘solve’ or even understand.  But our minds automatically work that way, and so this path can …

Do we need to meditate to awaken?

A dear friend (who is also raising young twins) recently asked me if I meditate every single day.  In that moment, we were engulfed in the cacophony and activity of our small children, so our exchange on this beautiful question was short.  I’d like to explore it more here. Do I meditate?  It depends on what is meant by meditating …

Awakening is not about sticking our heads in the sand

There is a misconception about spiritual awakening, or spirituality in general that I’d like to explore…..this post echoes a previous post (I guess I need to write about it again to gain clarity!) Many people come to spirituality as another escape. As a way to feel better, to find bliss or achieve another goal – perhaps enlightenment.  This is natural, …