For your entire life, you live with the best friend you could ever have – yourself.
Many of us live our lives oblivious to that fact, and when we find ourselves on our own, we feel lonely. Some of us actually treat ourselves as the enemy.
It doesn’t have to be that way.
One of the possible outcomes of living alone is finding out who you really are. I say one of the possible outcomes deliberately, because there are others, and you need to make a deliberate choice to embark on a journey of self-discovery. Continue reading “Living alone. An opportunity for self-discovery.”
A reflection on ‘I am refreshing’.
An extract from my collection of reflections on the I am affirmations.
I am being made new again. This is a meaning that’s come to me from the world of computers.
It seems every other day there’s an update to refresh the operating system or one of the programs on my computer.
If I open the web browser, there’s a button to click for refreshing the webpage I’m viewing in case it’s changed since the last time I looked at it.
Meditation is one way I use for refreshing my operating system.
Reading is a way of updating my programs by refreshing my beliefs.
If I do not engage in refreshing activities I remain the same. I go stale.
Unless I refresh, I continue to operate on outdated beliefs.
I am refreshing.
It’s a commitment.
And, when I keep that commitment, I am refreshing to be with.
Peter Mulraney is the author of My Life is My Responsibility: Insights for Conscious Living and I Am Affirmations: The Power of Words.
Old style mystics withdrew from the world into monasteries or convents, or they lived as hermits in a cave or a hut a long way from civilization.
Modern day mystics are called to embark on the journey in the middle of things. It’s no longer about running away, it’s about finding yourself right where you are.
Old style mystics relied on prayer, fasting, and isolation. They turned away from the experience of everyday life.
Today’s mystics are called to embrace the experience of everyday life, so you’ll need to use some different tools. Continue reading “A mystic’s toolkit”
The journey starts that day you wake up and wonder what is going on in your life.
That’s the day you realize there has to be more to life than whatever you’ve been doing.
It’s the day you start questioning whether what people are telling you is the truth. It’s the day you stop being one of the herd.
That ‘day’ may dawn on you over a period of years or it may arrive as an unexpected life event you can’t fail to notice.
Continue reading “Crossing the start line”
Once upon a time, I thought that being a mystic was all about prayer, fasting and meditation – and living in the spiritual realms of existence.
You know, being a living saint, like Francis of Assisi, or a modern day holy man like Bede Griffiths. Continue reading “On being a mystic”
Sex matters is the name of a book of discourses delivered by OSHO on the topic: From sex to superconsciousness.
Word of warning: If you don’t want your preconceived notions of anything challenged, don’t read any of OSHO’s works. Continue reading “Sex matters”
Most of us are convinced we don’t have the time to give ourselves the luxury of doing nothing.
Our social conditioning tells us that sitting in a chair, doing nothing, is a waste of time.
The challenge is to sit without thinking and become aware that there is more to being than the flow of thoughts across the screen of your mind.