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“Everything, in its way, is a gift—even the painful things. In reality, all of life—every moment, every experience—is an expression of spirit.” -Adyashanti   In the grand scheme of things, embracing vulnerability is a beautiful practice. In another sense, sometimes it can be hard to see it that way. Nobody has to tell you to allow yourself to become vulnerable to pleasant experiences. That’s easy, natural, and desirable. The challenge with this practice is to embrace all of reality. Even the experiences that are difficult. The reason why we do this is to move towards awakening. I also think that...

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“I soon realized that no journey carries one far unless, as it extends into the world around us, it goes an equal distance into the world within.” - Lillian Smith   Although this topic has nothing to do with enlightenment, I thought I’d share some thoughts and experiences about it. Because this phenomenon is what made me start pursuing enlightenment in the first place. Not a whole lot of people know what lucid dreaming is, yet the awareness of it has definitely been growing for years. It just happens for some people. Then theres people like me, the ones who...

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“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” -Samuel Beckett   It was about 3 years ago when I started practicing mindfulness for the first time. I realized that it was a necessary practice if enlightenment is what I wanted. Because if you want to understand something, paying attention to what you want to understand would be a good place to start. So I learned what its like to have a more intimate awareness with the moment. And the tricky part with that is holding that awareness non-stop. I was really intense about it for a...

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“But he that dares not grasp the thorn should never crave the rose.” - Anne Bronte   The path to truth is a very tricky path. When dealing with the ego we can easily be deceived. There are so many things to watch out for. These are commonly known as pitfalls, sins, pāpa, “productive dualism,” dhanb, traps etc. The ultimate consequence of a pitfall is moving further away from consciousness, god, moksha, divine, basic goodness, truth, pure awareness, nonduality, enlightenment, etc. And that is why they are called pitfalls, because they hold you back from attaining enlightenment. Generally speaking, the...

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“Denial does not change reality for everyone else. Only for the one denying and those who are foolish enough to believe the fantasy.” - Elle Casey   I think that it's safe to say most human beings suffer with thoughts and emotions that they don't particularly enjoy. And for most people, they generally don't know exactly what to do, or how to deal with them. Not only humans but animals seem to suffer with thoughts and emotions as well. For instance, when I leave my house to run errands my dogs pout and whine because they don't want that to...

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