Your ego – the biggest hypocrite of all

First of all, what is the ego?

The ego is a term used to describe the conditioning, concepts and ideas you have acquired during your life that act as a lens through which you view the world. It was put there by you yourself as you went through different life experiences, as a way to make sense of the huge amount of input you received from the external environment. The ego constructs itself through first-hand experience (for example, being bitten by a dog once might leave you with a fear of dogs), as well as second-hand ideas we get from our culture and society (for example, the belief that some vocations are ‘better’ than others). Every belief and unconscious reaction you have is the result of your ego. Continue reading “Your ego – the biggest hypocrite of all”

What is spirituality?

A lot of people, myself included, become interested in spirituality because they think it will give them something or add something to their lives.

In fact, no matter how many yoga classes you take, or how many books you read, the only way you are really ‘progressing’ is when something resonates deep within you, with that part of you that already knows something to be true. Continue reading “What is spirituality?”

The time to awaken

A dramatic but silent shift is happening in the world at the moment. Whilst it might seem on the surface like humanity is headed for disaster, like there is little hope left, something beautiful is happening. People are starting to wake up.

What does this mean? It means that we are awakening from the illusion of suffering, from the pain we have brought upon ourselves, from the dream of the ego. Continue reading “The time to awaken”