A new term, ‘Ecological Grief,’ describes our natural reaction to actual or anticipated ecological losses. No wonder there’s a term for this feeling. After all, we’re seeing the loss of species, ecosystems, and meaningful landscapes, all because of acute or chronic environmental change.
It wasn’t until I talked to Karen did I realize that I was not acknowledging a fundamental issue regarding money. An initial exploration needed to happen…and that was asking myself, ‘What is my relationship with money?’
When I start a meditation retreat these days, I know it takes me quite a while to calm the system down from living and working with technology. In those first few days, the levels of nervousness and agitation are much more than 16 years ago. It’s because I’m on the computer and on social media much more now.
By Catherine Sensei.
In a few days I’ll begin my first solitary retreat in over twenty years of spiritual practice, for a month. I’ve done month-long retreats before, and usually I was either helping organize or teach. So it’s been a while, or maybe it’s never been.
One thing I gained from this taste of surrender was a feeling of deep peace and tranquility. When I didn’t care if I got what I wanted or not anymore, a true sense of freedom arose.
I Was Iron Ore in the Clear Sky Forge By Ignacio Dirdam
As spiritual warriors, then, we’re trying to stay on the path that leads to awakening. Anytime we veer off the path, or even pause and step off it for a moment, our progress is slowed.
The point of seeing the “sin” is to remember the path we were meant to be on – it’s not about being at fault.
When was the last time you had an open, in-depth conversation about your attitude to money? Or to sex?
On such taboo topics, it’s rare that we consciously face what lies underneath our surface reactions and responses to them. Yet, sometimes we have to face them, and it may not be pretty.