I started to distance myself completely from the so-called spiritual scene because its childish hypocrisy has repelled me. Although I like to use many spiritual terms, I cannot find myself in the understanding of the spirituality that I came across. People who reside in the spiritual scenes seem to believe that awakening to life in the here and now, or…Continue reading The responsibility is only yours and yours alone
A good traveler has no fixed plansand is not intent upon arriving.A good artist lets his intuitionlead him wherever it wants.A good scientist has freed himself of conceptsand keeps his mind open to what is. Thus the Master is available to all peopleand doesn’t reject anyone.He is ready to use all situationsand doesn’t waste anything.This is called embodying the light.…Continue reading ZEN and the great difference between conscience and consciousness
The word Spirituality has a great meaning to me, because it contains the word spirit and thereby points away from the body-mind, from the self-centered, me-oriented, individual and psychological dimension of existence and towards another, universal and open dimension of reality, for some even towards God. If it is about spirituality – to me it does absolutely not mean any…Continue reading Spiritual way of living
As much as I am grateful to the popular, beloved spiritual teachers for their decisive, awakening words, as much as I admire the art of formulation some of them have, I do not see for myself the general and growing awakening of consciousness in humans of which Mooji, Leonard Jacobson and some others talk. I don’t believe in anything that…Continue reading The “bad man” stays the “good man’s” job
Life after spiritual awakening is an exciting journey, which requires total honesty with oneself as well as great love for and surrender to the truth about who and what we are, discovered due to awakening. Life after awakening requires willingness to rest in and as the awareness, alertness and attention one suddenly recognizes to be our shared, true nature. It…Continue reading Life After Awakening
In the past years and even decades I have been able to observe a growing interest in both meditation and spirituality in Europe. Terms like “Mindfulness”, “Being Present”, “Living in the Now”, “Conscious Living” became more and more popular slogans. Many schools for mindfulness, yoga and meditation techniques have been opened, and especially in my generation (I am 44 now)…Continue reading Being totally present both physically and mentally, without engaging in the psychological thought activity
What I’m doing here is not preaching, moralizing. It is also not teaching knowledge or philosophizing about things. It is not a teaching in the sense that one can teach or learn. It is also not a golden recipe that I want to sell. The only thing I do here, is to make you aware of certain aspects of life,…Continue reading We are masters in finding ways to make ourselves unhappy
One might ask, what kind of homepage is it, where the author is not interested in discussions, not even in excessive spreading and advertising the site, has not a separate Facebook-fan-site, but only quietly and silently writes for herself, without really wanting to know, whether and who is reading this, and what they may think about it. I also reflected…Continue reading On social interactions, commenting, destructive and distractive need for feedback, pseudo-spiritual circles and helping others
“You and I are not isolated pieces — we’re the happening of all that interconnectedness. That opens up an immense number of possibilities and ups the scale of responsibility immensely.” We have a certain idea of causality: “This happened because of that.” Or “I am the way I am because I was born in this particular family, in this particular…Continue reading The whole idea is to be unlimited. It means you can experience yourself as pure consciousness, and you can experience yourself to be an ordinary little sentient being
At the beginning of next week, the names of the teachers will be called out on my work, who will have to face layoffs at the end of the month. If this is my name, it means quite a change in our income as well as a job search. My mother and my both brothers are once again involved in…Continue reading If you really want to touch deeper dimensions of yourself, then at some point you have to meet the human within you. Without running away, without suppressing, without projecting, without scapegoats.
Question: How do I square personal ambition – family, money, job – with spiritual work? John Butler: “The question makes me smile a bit, because the questioner uses the words “How do “I” do this, which always indicates that spiritual work hasn’t really started yet. It’s still more theoretical than real. I know the world is full of books about,…Continue reading Well my darling, just take off the limits
When Gangaji first met Papaji, he told her to stop everything. In her willingness to stop everything and just be, Gangaji saw past the roles (mother, daughter, spiritual seeker, wife, student) that she was playing, and recognized her true face. It is possible for all of us. We can live freely, resting in the truth of who we are.
The presence of who you are is so far beyond any question of enlightenment or un-enlightenment. And then you are enlightened. But it is not the I who asks the question, you see, that’s still a thought “Am I enlightened?” True inquiry is really examining all of those places where you have assigned your identity. And one of the places,…Continue reading True inquiry is examining all of those places where you have assigned your identity
Spirituality is not concerned with treating symptoms such as depression, anger, grief, illnesses, addiction, selfishness or trying to alleviate them, for example with breathing exercises and other esoteric practices. Spirituality goes far beyond that and asks for the origin, both the origin of the symptoms and the origin of everything that is here. Spirituality is also not really interested in…Continue reading Spirituality works with the tools of a true scientist
Real spirituality shows us how we can free ourselves internally from all restrictive co-dependencies and the unnecessary neediness in which we think we have to live. Real spirituality shows us how instead of acting reflexively and reactively, we can live responsively and thus take real responsibility for our life. Real spirituality shows us how we can find our inner being…Continue reading What is real spirituality?