Category inner peace

The depth of Insight

“Hail the trying times! The darkness sparkles, With the jewels Of future Insights…” How is real Insight happens? By real Insight I mean when you suddenly Understand something that seemed before so self-evident, something that ruled your way of thinking and your life. You understand it not just from the level of habitual circular thinking, […]

The experience of Awakening… and after

The moment of awakening itself – I will never forget that day, almost exactly 9 years ago. It was so important then, the new birth, the ultimate fulfillment I was searching for many years… I was in bliss for several months after, while being mentally aware that it was just a beginning. After a while, […]

“Immensity of Silence” – some scary poetry and its meaning

Immensity of Silence – not a tremble, No flutter, not a flicker in the Void… Came, flourished, sank – completely unremembered, Into the Silence – thoroughly destroyed! *** When I shared this little piece of poetry with my friends, it dropped like a stone, into complete silence (ha-ha!), which was a bit puzzling for me. […]

The Dimension of Eternity – Peace, Power, Love

Experiencing your true nature – spiritual awakening – often compared to discovering a new dimension within yourself. It is purely experiential, and all descriptions belong to the dimension of conceptual. This is the main problem with all writings and teachings about enlightenment and awakening – pointing from the level of language (the conceptual) to something […]

Life, meaning and a guiding light – Part 2

Continuing from the previous blog where I wrote about the uselessness of looking for a meaning and purpose in a single conceptual idea, some definition or a kind of flashy image, preferably “great and special”. If you think about it, everybody is good (maybe even great) at something, but what can the Ego do with […]

Life, meaning and a splash of colors – Part 1

The “meaning of my life”, the purpose, the goal – and more precisely the formulation of it all in my own head – was one of the driving forces on my spiritual search from the early age. And now I meet so many people, young and not so young frantically trying to figure it out […]

“The Moon” – Liberated! Zen symbolism in real life

The references to “The Moon”, “Reflection of the Moon” and “Finger pointing to the Moon” are very common in Zen teachings. I really like these symbols, in my opinion, they pretty much describe the very core of our existence as people in the society and the source of our constant and pervasive dissatisfaction. “The Moon” […]