Category: 4) The Pull

Relating: Sadness versus Depression

Reading Time: 7 minutes

With depression, we’re making up a story in our heads about why we’re unhappy. Then we label our false reason “legitimate” so we can justify our running away and wallowing in self-pity. This is how we subtly exert a forcing current on everyone around us. We’re controlling and manipulating through wrong use of our will…So whenever we’re faced with depression, we need to check our inner corners for signs of frustration and hopelessness. And don’t forget to look for self-pity…Only by finding the gnawing undercurrents that cause depression will we be able to free ourselves of the real cause.

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Spirituality and sexuality

Spirituality & Sexuality: What’s the Connection?

Reading Time: 3 minutes

The two seemingly unrelated topics of spirituality and sexuality have more in common than meets the eye. To get started on the right foot, let’s briefly untangle spirituality from religion. Boiling it down to simple terms, in religion we believe God is outside of us, and we go somewhere—to a church, a temple, or a shrine—to find God. Often, someone…

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SELF-RESPONSIBILITY

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When two people interact who are on different levels of spiritual development, the more highly developed one is responsible for the relationship. Moreover, the more highly developed one is responsible for searching the depths of the interaction for the cause of any friction. The less developed one often isn’t capable of such a search, being stuck in the state of…

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