Tag Archives: self-understanding

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 […]

“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” […]

True confidence

Talking to a friend recently I mentioned that I was extremely shy and had very low confidence in my younger years. She looked surprised and said with a look of disbelief “you are one of the most confident people I ever met”. In my childhood, I faced a lot of criticism and non-acceptance, which was […]

Life is not a bullet point list

The Internet is probably the most amazing invention of our generation. In just a couple decades the world changed completely, so many things became possible and accessible for so many people. It played a crucial role in my life and spirituality, enabling me to discover possibilities for growth, expansion, and insights. Through the net, I […]

Two questions worth asking

ooking back at my spiritual search, years of meditation and self-inquiry I could say that everything pretty much comes down to two main questions: “Who am I?” and “Is it really true?” “Who am I?” – when taken to the depth, beyond descriptions, roles, qualities – is the question which ultimately leads to the spiritual […]

Truly examined life

What does it mean – truly examined life? I used to think that it is an accumulation of knowledge, analysis, comparison of ideas and concepts and finding the one, true viewpoint. Finding a description of the world that explains it all, gives all the answers. I thought if I read, memorize, analyze enough I will […]

Unlimited learning through volunteering

Discovering volunteer travel opened a great source of learning for me. Learning about the world, about different cultures and people, about what works and what doesn’t, what is true and what is not. And, of course, learning about myself! I had unique opportunities to experience professions and lifestyles I would never be able to try […]