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.
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.
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.
Many people use the word “enlightenment”, but are they talking about the same thing? Let’s define what enlightenment is, in traditional and modern terms, and discuss what are the optimal attitudes to have in relation to this goal.
Yoga is a very rich and ancient contemplative tradition—and not only a system of exotic stretches, as many people see it. In this article I explore the real depth of Yoga as a way of life, including the breathing and meditation practices.