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Can you speak to the issue of passion and desire as an ego versus a soul issue. In one of the later chapters in The Path to Love you describe boredom as the suppression of desire, and yet it seems as though surrender requires putting our personal desires aside. How does one hold on to one’s desires without being selfish about it? I imagine there is something in the answer to this that would help me to better understand resignation versus surrender.
I wish to determine my Dosha so that I can eat correctly. I have seen several questionnaires on the internet and do not know exactly how to answer the questions. The reason is because I have been sick for over 15 years and I had a totally different energy level and physical condition and appearance than now. Do I answer the questions from my natural and healthy experience of my condition right now? I am located in northeast Tennessee and cannot locate an Ayurvedic person, and if I did, could not afford their advice because my husband has been out of work since last October. This a lot to ask of you but if you have any advice on how I can help myself I would sincerely appreciate it.
We have all heard of, or maybe even known someone who is referred to as psychic. Some of these people have premonitions about things that are about to happen. My question is, are they manifesting their premonitions? Or are they able to see the universe organizing to fulfill someone else’s intention?
I’ve read/heard that our sub-conscious is a place where doubts, fears and limitations exist from our experiences and past. These doubts/fears drive the way we are, and even to the point where deep-seated fears affect the Law of Attraction. If we have a deep limited thought that we don’t deserve _____, we’ll never get it until we erase the sub-conscious belief (through whatever means).
I’ve also read/heard that the sub-conscious is God-conscious…our natural state.
So my question is…how can the sub-conscious be the place of fears and limits AND the unlimited power of creation of God at the same time?
Lately, out of my insecurities, I have been toying with the idea of doing plastic surgery for my nose. Yet, at the same time, I am aware that I want to develop my spiritual life (I have been practicing yoga for 11 years and I’ve been teaching it for the past three years) in more depth. I am starting to meditate again. However, being so self-conscious physically (especially as I age) and being drawn to the spiritual life are creating a lot of chaos in my mind as I don’t know what the drive for either is, although obviously the drive to meditate seems to make more sense to me. Can you let me know what the yoga/ayurveda/ and your perspective is about the subject of changing one’s physical appearance?
Thank you so much for your help.
I happened to watch your debate on if Satan exists. I found it very interesting. Although I am a devoted Christian. I wanted to understand your stance of this. I think that u were trying to let people realize that when we are conditioned to believe in negativity as far as Satan, that it gives people the excuse to blame for the negativity instead of looking at ourselves and believing instead of taking responsibility for our own spirituality instead of trying to just believing that we can find spirituality in just one’s belief. If this is not correct I would really like to know your true meaning of this. I thought your debate was so interesting and I would really like to understand.
I have recently, Nov 15-08 to be exact, had enlightenment bestowed on me. It was an explosive experience, I felt timelessness, shapelessness, my DNA activate, pure love, peace and joy - An incredible experience that brought me to my knees in tears. I truly had no idea of what it’s all about.
This experience was not premeditated, that is - I was not working towards enlightenment - in fact, I was unaware that any such thing existed. I have changed my life almost entirely, but I feel more lost now than ever. I feel like I can’t find my path I can’t change my perspective to not just ’survive’ but to ‘live’.
Can you tell me what it means when what manifests is better than your wildest dreams? Years ago I meditated for inner peace. Maybe I had other wishes for my life but never got very specific in my head. What eventually manifested was beyond what I could imagine for myself. I would like to know how this happens.
I sometimes think that deep within myself I have a belief that life should be a struggle, that peace, joy, comfort etc are somehow secondary to hard work, toil, and grief.
I think this comes from my father who, although brought up in a loving environment, had to go out to work when he was fifteen years old to support his mother (my grandmother) who had been widowed at a young age.
My father is now retired and is healthy and happy. I never faced any of the struggles that he did when he was young as he and my mother provided very well for me and my brothers and sisters. However, I think his strong work ethic and background instilled this (perhaps limiting) belief within me.
My son has just begun in the last few weeks to study to learn enlightenment. He has the book A Course in Miracles and Eckhart Tolle’s Book (CD) that I gave him. He studies your books and others from libraries…my question…
A week ago he left on a bus to go out west as he felt overwhelmed here where he grew up. His plan was to isolate himself from distraction and try to find the oneness. He is doing quite well but when I spoke to him he had a question I could not give a decent answer to. He seems to be having an issue with his sexuality, his desires for the ladies he is encountering. He is 26. His question had started as a relationship question but he then narrowed down his confusion about wanting gratification.