So like the Skin Horse says to the little Rabbit, "real isn't something you are, it's something you become." We become Real through experiencing the full range of ourselves reflected in others, and recognizing it is but a reflection of our own state. With practice we can accept what we see and love ourselves anyway. Only then can we truly be open to loving and accepting someone else. All the wear and tear is the sometimes agonizing beauty of this human condition. And just imagine how wonderful it would be if we could all let our threads show, knowing that this is what makes each of us so very Real.Read More
In response to a request to elaborate on our post Millennial Problems: An Open Letter to My Generation I'm expanding upon some suggestions made for Millennial's (or anyone else) on how we can support ourselves in our goals of reaching greater self/spiritual fulfillment. I don't proclaim to have all the answers, and I'd love to hear further suggestions from readers on how you think we can further achieve the level of psycho-spiritual and martial success we seem to desire as a generation. The following are things that have worked for Aaron and me, and others we have met on the path to deeper self-actualization. As with everything we write in this blog take what you want and leave the rest, there's plenty to go around.Read More
Angry, peeved, irritable, annoyed, pissed off, ensconced, fuming, enraged, insulted. No matter how you refer to it it's an emotion that we all have to varying degrees. Some people own their anger, some wear it like a badge, some stuff it in places it doesn't belong, others throw it at people who don't deserve it.
Anger has gotten a bad wrap and I can understand why. Anger has toppled cities and decimated countries. But anger itself isn't the problem. It's identification with it that can be harmful. When we become angry we can sometimes allow the energy of it to run us instead of the other way around.Read More
So it would be pretty damn crazy if everybody walked around with mirrors chattin' it up with their reflections instead of talking to other people, right? Well, I think that's essentially what we're all doing. Bear with me here:
In many (or most) spiritual traditions, and modern transpersonal psychology there is the intrinsic idea that we are all only interacting with our own projections. So all of our relationships are really just a reflection of our own internal perceptions, ideas, beliefs, misconceptions and projections mirrored back at us.Read More