Exploring Expectations

We often dream up negative experiences in our mind to protect our ourselves from being disappointed. Is this a point of stability or an abuse of our imagination? Perhaps, we are barring ourselves from true mastery?[This article was originally written as a post to a Facebook group] I am exploring the idea of having β€˜no … Continue reading Exploring Expectations

Sweeping Away The Dust

Sweeping Away The Dust It is a quiet night as I sit alone in the break room of my work place. It feels good to be the only here, as I can endeavor to deepen my ability to meditate as I work. Like monks who had to clean the floors of a monastery or pull … Continue reading Sweeping Away The Dust

The Daily Endeavor

Every day Sisyphus would push a rock up a mountain; only to have it roll down and over to the other side. He was cursed to work every day to push it back up the mountain. This can basically be seen as any job. Life (at least on planet Earth) is bound by certain conditions … Continue reading The Daily Endeavor

The Philosophy Of All Philosophies

Art by Caring Wong In exploring all points of view, my material life and spiritual life clash within what I consider the apex of thought Who Is the Magician Who Makes The Grass Green? In spirituality, there is a certain type of philosophy that has been slowly gathering more attention. This way of thinking has … Continue reading The Philosophy Of All Philosophies

Western And Eastern Mastery

The west and east. Is there a west? Is there an east? In this day, the integration of our cultures have made this distinction less pronounced and yet there is still something unique about the two cultures that can be highlighted in this article. Let me take an example from just two countries, one of … Continue reading Western And Eastern Mastery

A Revolution In Consciousness

At the time of this writing, midterm elections are currently taking place in America. For me, I have always seen the ritual, of voting for representation, as an unusual event that creates division amongst us β€” akin to having a favorite sports team that we assume allegiance to, yet on a much more dangerous level. … Continue reading A Revolution In Consciousness

The Teacher Is The Student, The Student Is The Teacher

Art of Bodhidharma It has been said that when the Buddha realized his Enlightenment, the Enlightenment did not end. This is because nothing ever ends. For even in Enlightenment, the Buddha still had to teach others the wisdom that was known to him. In this way, many came to him β€” curious of the knowledge … Continue reading The Teacher Is The Student, The Student Is The Teacher

Mastering Decisiveness

Phoenix Wright Our lives are made up of decision. However, since most of us perceive a consciousness of duality β€” a split is often made, between a less preferable choice and a more preferable choice. This creates a needless struggle and anxiety over what decision to make in any given moment. Ideally, we would always … Continue reading Mastering Decisiveness

Nostalgia: The Pain And The Bliss

Nostalgia is usually defined as a sentimental longing for the past. In nostalgia is a type of pleasure for what we once had, and a pain of knowing we will never get it back. Or will we? Often when we look back at old memories, we see them through rose-colored glasses, that paint the unique … Continue reading Nostalgia: The Pain And The Bliss

The Use Of Not Leaving The Comfort Zone

Art by CaringWong When we usually speak about the comfort zone, we usually talk about it as a negative. We always speak about leaving the comfort zone for something greater, something better than what we are already doing. Like most of what we say, this is not completely untrue, but this means it is only … Continue reading The Use Of Not Leaving The Comfort Zone