In this world we will continually experience battles between the ego and the “soul” or higher self parts of us, whether we realize it or not. Personally, my first most obvious battle in this way happened when I was 21, when I reached a very crucial point in my meditation sessions (I had been meditating […]
The more life experiences I gather as the years go by, the more I realize how many of us are underneath the surface, very dominated by fear in many ways. For example, we might be dominated by fear of looking different, fear of being alone, fear of silence, fear of our lives ending early, fear […]
I can’t believe how many issues I’ve solved in my life just by learning how to sit and be mentally still. Meditation has taken me on so many journeys, but even just periodic quiet contemplation has resolved what felt like a subtle, nonspecific recurring fear of the future, and a feeling of being out of control, to a complete resolution.
I like to write about fear because so many of us are riddled with it in a myriad of different ways. Often we just push it aside or barely are aware that it’s there, lurking behind our actions. Here’s a quote I received in my email inbox from a newsletter recently that falls in this subject:
“Thinking about interior peace destroys interior peace. The patient who constantly feels his pulse is not getting any better.” — Hubert van Zeller