Why Is It So Difficult To Love Ourselves?

I think that the greatest conundrum we humans face is the conflict between who we really are and who we think we are. This conflict exists primarily on two levels – the human and the spiritual and I will address both. At the human level we are either unsure or are already convinced that we are unworthy. This is whoRead more

Buddha’s Prayer

Twenty five hundred years ago Buddha taught this practice to his students.* The first part is quite simple. Just sit quietly for a few minutes and see yourself/feel yourself receiving God’s love. This takes you to your center. Do this many times each day. You will find that it takes is just a few seconds to bring you to your toRead more

The Heart Sutra

Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva of Compassion, meditating deeply on Perfection of Wisdom, saw clearly that the five aspects of human existence are empty*, and so released himself from suffering.  Answering the monk Sariputra, he said this: Body is nothing more than emptiness, emptiness is nothing more than body. The body is exactly empty, and emptiness is exactly body. The other fourRead more

The God Space

It is difficult to describe what I call the God Space. Our language was created to address a three-dimensional, tangible reality where objects have dimensions and boundaries and are separated from one another (at least in theory). In that reality there is me, there is you, that is a dog and over there is a table. Each has separate, uniqueRead more