Spirituality without superstition

Spirituality:Spirituality: To go to the depths of love, we will need our integrity. If we want to protect our clarity,  our most delicate sensitivities and creativity, we need our intuition, perception and reason seeking out mistaken beliefs and flawed perceptions. The upgrade that spirituality needs is more like a purge. If we cannot correct errors then our spirituality lacks integrity. Continue reading Spirituality without superstition

Evolving sexual beliefs

sexual beliefs“We  live  in  a  vastness  much  broader  than  our  imagined  limits and this includes our sexual beliefs.  When  we  let  go  of  our  ideas  of ‘self’,  we  are  not  bound  to  the  limits  of  such  an  arbitrary  ‘self’.  That  same  ‘self’  would  have  an entirely  different  set  of  beliefs  about intimate relationships if  we  grew  up  in  a  different  culture  with  a  different  religion  or system.  In  particular,  the  question  is  not  what  you  would  do  in  this  or  that  circumstance,  but  what will  you  choose  from  the  thousands  of  options  available.  This  access  to  a  greater  variety  of options  from  which  to  choose  cannot  guarantee  an  outcome  that  you  want,  but  makes  it  so  that you  are  not  limited  to  the  options  that  coincide  with  what  you  believe  about  yourself.  We  do  not need  to  defer  to  an  authority ,  an  institution  or  a  belief  to  go  beyond  the  limits  of  our  habits  and  try some  new sexual beliefs.  We  may  feel  fear,  but  fear  can  be  imagination  ebbing  and  flowing  in  the  silence. Is  it  fear  based  on  a  real  danger  or  fear  of  doing  something  outside  of  what  we  have  become accustomed?”

Excerpt: The Relevance of Kabir

“Humans are mortal. So are ideas. An idea needs propagation as much as a plant needs watering. Otherwise both will wither and die.”
― B.R. Ambedkar

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Fear is not a master

When our dream is love, we feel passions like sexual desire. When our dreams become nightmares, the fear engulfs us. We may forget the same mind that dreams at night is active while awake in a different way. While awake, our consciousness includes the sensations of the world and the affective power of our mind to induce feelings just as in dreams. We can experience the same intensity of emotion anytime as we do while dreaming, but, when awake, we would be wise to discern between publicly observable facts, and the interpretations, distortions and falsehoods that can be found only in our minds. Such clarity is less common than we might think.

Excerpt: The Relevance of Kabir