Is Relaxation Healthier than Meditation?

Many people meditate to improve their health. It is an excellent practice for that purpose. HOWEVER, one can derive much greater benefit if they are very relaxed in the process. Wait a minute, aren’t I relaxed when I’m meditating? Are you, or are you working so much...

Does My Soul Have an Ego?

That depends. Are we discussing in this life or outside of this life? If we are discussing the soul outside of this life, I would say that my soul has a personality (its individualized quirks and nuances), not an ego. If we are talking about within this earth-bound...

Am I My Ego?

For many years I believed that I was my ego and that my soul was my higher self. Many people share this belief. I regularly hear people ask, “Do I have a soul?” The “I” in that question is typically what they consider to be their body, brain and associated mind...

Would You Rather Think or Know?

I’m so much wiser when I don’t think. Why is that? I used to pride myself on my ability to logically think and deduce the correct answer. People considered me smart and generally followed my advice. I was respected, which caused me to feel good about myself. I...

Spiritually Awakened versus Enlightened

Let’s face it, in the end words such as spiritually awakening and enlightenment are just words or labels. However, for the sake of our deeper understanding, they can at least help us to communicate certain concepts that may be useful on one’s spiritual path. What I...

Recognizing Ones’ Ego

First and foremost, it’s very important to recognize that the ego is not an entity. It’s not a person. The ego is nothing more than a collection of beliefs, mental processes and coping strategies. The ego can best be characterized as a collection of filters that we,...