Here I explore the differences and similarities between religion and spirituality. The goal is to bring clarity so that you can follow your spirituality in the most empowering way possible for you—linked to a specific religion or not.
People practice meditation for different purposes. Some seek one of meditation’s many benefits for the body, mind, and relationships; others are seeking personal growth, emotional healing, or spiritual development.
Sufism is the mystical path within Islam, where the goal is to purify oneself and achieve mystical union with the Supreme (named Allah in this tradition). Unlike many of the other meditation techniques, Sufi meditation is spiritual by nature.
Our strengths can often be the source of our weaknesses. Every virtue is a type of personal power, and like all power, it can be misused or distorted. Here I explore the need to balance our strengths with opposing qualities.
Meditation is a practice, not a religion. Yet we can find some common characteristics of people who are serious about meditation. In this Meditation Manifesto, I have playfully named them the “Ten Commandments of Meditators”. Join in!
The more popular a certain spiritual teaching becomes, the greater is the possibility of it being misunderstood or misapplied. In this article, I explore 12 common clichés, the truth behind them, and their hidden dark side.
Can float tanks replace meditation, or at least help you deepen in the practice? What type of meditation techniques are most benefited by float therapy? Here I share my experience with these devices, and what I’ve learned.
Mantras are one of the most common, and powerful, objects used for meditation. Learn the different meditation techniques that use mantras, how to choose a mantra, why they are powerful, and what are the different levels of practice.
Learn about the 6 different types of difficult people, and how the skills that come from meditation practice can help you deal with them more effectively. Develop equanimity, compassion, mindful communication, and the ability to set boundaries.