Category self-understanding

True self and the gender identity

What is our “true self” has to do with our gender identity? Absolutely nothing! No shame, no pride, no inferiority, no superiority. Just different bodies with different types of genitalia. And, yes, of course, the whole conceptual world of gender roles, history, judgements, and cultural perceptions, which is fun and colourful in itself, but when […]

Happy little elephant – haiku

Not belonging anywhere, not fitting in, Yet free and happy, just like a little yellow elephant, Floating through the colorful sky… I painted this piece while volunteering at Dream Community, Taiwan – lovely and unique art center. This little happy elephant kind of just jumped through me onto a medium sized piece of wood, I […]

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 […]

Growing out of Ego

I like that saying by Adyashanti: “How do you end your Ego? You just grow out of it”. And this is very true –  you beat it up, you inquire it to death, you “toss and turn” that dramatic and all-important “me” this way and that way, your pour through the endless stories of “me” […]

“Th” inquiry or the burden of national identity

If you are a non-native speaker of English you probably had problems with that pesky “th” sound, which is produced by sticking out your tongue in totally strange and awkward way. Despite spending many years in the English-speaking environment, I could never master it, and still often say “ze” instead of “the” which immediately reveals […]

The full spectrum of you

Thinking positive thoughts, feeling positive emotions – is the holy grail in the modern world so filled with fear and negativity. How do I always have a positive self-image? How do I avoid negative thoughts leading to negative emotions? So many books written, so many words said on the subject, and yet, we still love […]

The mind and “I”

Question: “What is the difference between “the mind” and “I”? You can find a lot of definitions of “mind” in spiritual literature, ranging from all-positive to an “evil one”. But, really, if we look at the mind – that thing that processes everything in our head – is only a tool, it is like a […]