The Reason You Are Alive and What That Has To Do With Meaning and Happiness

The Reason You Are Alive and What That Has To Do With Meaning and Happiness By Dr. Robert Henry Schwenk You have asked "Why am I alive?" in one form or another. The answer has to do with what you do with meaning and happiness. Everyone wonders at some point in their lives, perhaps at several points in their lives, why they are alive. What am I doing here (on earth)? Here is the answer, as I see it, in three words: expression, animation and manifestation. (That these three words rhyme is fortunate.) We need to start with what many name God. Please drop all baggage you may be … [Read more...]

How Enlightenment Resides In You

How Enlightenment Resides In You By Craig Villarrubia As I look back at my spiritual journey it is clear that my personal understanding of enlightenment has evolved. Early in my search I remember getting a glimpse of its promises through self-help and spiritual texts. I associated enlightenment with visions, specialness, power and bliss. It was all very attractive to the ego. What better way to aggrandize oneself than to achieve enlightenment? Hence I became a spiritual "seeker." Like so many other ego ventures this one was designed to keep me in a trap. You see, as long as I identified … [Read more...]