What IS Enlightenment?

Enlightenment is a spiritual concept that translates several Buddhist terms and concepts, most notably bodhi, or Buddha. Although not every spiritual practice is Buddhist, all forms of spirituality have the same end goal, which is enlightenment. Enlightenment pointedly means wisdom or understanding that was not previously known, enabling clarity of perception. Awakening, described in an earlier post, is not…

Something More…Something Bigger…

I’m sure you know what I’m referring to when I say I’m looking for something more for myself, for my life. Something bigger. I’m so unfulfilled. I wander around every single day as if I’m nothing more than a zombie, trying to find food, only food is not the kind of food you eat, more…

Teeter Totter World

Difficulties in life can sometimes cause your spiritual journey to come to a halt…

Train Tracks 1 

A very difficult experience yesterday led to my having a profound and unique experience which can only be described as an awakening. It effectively altered my attitude in a considerable way. After having left my husband (finally) and staying with a friend, I got into a terrible disagreement with this friend, leading to my deciding…

Soulmate: How Do I Know?

Searching for your soulmate? Chances are you are ignorant and misinformed as to the concept of soulmates. Read to find out if your love is really your soulmate…

Boy Genius

Kodey. My oldest son. He was the youngest child in the Elk Grove School District in Elk Grove, California (population 162,000) to be invited to test for G.A.T.E.  California’s Gifted and Talented Education program for gifted students. The youngest elementary students are recognized by teachers as being possible candidates for the program is second grade….

Spirituality and Love 

Do love and spirituality go hand in hand? Not always, in my opinion. But I do believe strongly that if you discover love while on a spiritual journey, it is more real than anything you’ve ever experienced. So real it takes hold of you, shakes your world up a bit, feels a bit scary but…

Philosophy and Spirituality

Philosophy is tantamount with knowledge or wisdom. In Greek,φιλοσοφία, or philosophia, it means love of wisdom. It is the study of general and fundamental problems concerning matters such as existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language. This post will be concentrating on philosophy as it relates to spirituality and enlightenment. Philosophy is any theory or attitude held by an…

The Four Noble Truths

The Four Noble Truths are the basis of the teachings of Buddha, and consist of the following: dukkha samudaya niroda magga Dukkha is truth of suffering, the state of being incapable of satisfying, of suffering and pain. Because we cling to things which are impermanent, such as material things, we are unable to find satisfaction and therefore continue…

The Enthusiastic Buddhist

This website is very interesting and informative, I highly recommend that anyone interested in spirituality take a look at this website, which can be found at enthusiasticbuddhist.com. Thank you for reading!

Clock: Time and Space

Time and space are not real. Both are illusions created within our minds to trick us from seeing what is real, or from experiencing enlightenment as a whole, which our minds do in order to deal with the confusion of the higher level of consciousness our brains are capable of but which we cannot comprehend…