Category Archive: Personal & Spiritual Development

Jan 18

Embracing External and Internal Silence.

During last weekend I was blessed to have been part of a ~48 hour silent prayer and meditation retreat. At the retreat, all electronic devices had to be completely turned off. Therefore, my beloved MacBook Pro and iPhone, were left in my briefcase, my Fitbit was replaced with mala beads, and my iPad was replaced with a …

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Nov 08

Letting Go of Perfectionism

Everybody strives to be perfect in one way or another. We strive to have the “perfect” friendships, family, job, hobbies, etc. We also strive for perfection in our actions. As a society we encourage and even demand not only perfection, but also that individuals constantly “reach for the stars”, and have “go big or go home” …

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Oct 27

The Spiritual Problem of Modern Man

My first exposure to Jungian psychology was during my undergraduate studies, when I happened upon a copy of Dr. Carl Jung’s 1933 book, Modern Man in Search of a Soul. While up until that point I had never even heard of Dr. Jung, the title resonated with me because I myself was a modern man …

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Sep 15

Introducing My New Book: “The Path”

Thank you all for your early support! In less than 24 hours “The Path” is already number 36 on Amazon.com’s Comparative Religion List! I am truly grateful!   As some of you may have noticed, I’ve been a bit absent on here lately. Well, I have been finishing up my book, which has been an …

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May 11

We Create Our Reality

Used with permission from Publicdomainpictures.net

Today I ran across two particularly interesting quotes from Thich Nhat Hanh that really resonated with me. “People suffer because they are caught in their views. As soon as we release those views, we are free and we don’t suffer anymore.” and “Every thought you produce, anything you say, any action you do, it bears …

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May 04

Discovering True Happiness – It Takes Work

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

“Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” ~Aristotle I originally wrote much of this in a reply to an earlier comment from Sharon, but after thinking about this some more, I thought that it would make a good post! Everyone wants to be happy. Everyone …

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