• Philosophy

    We Aren’t All Meant to Be Monks!

    We are not all meant to be monks living the spiritual life free of all desires, but we are meant to experience peace. If we were all monks, there would be no sex (no babies), no drugs, no rock and no roll, and while this utopia is a very peaceful, quiet world it isn’t a balanced one. Without darkness there is no light. Without light there is no darkness. We must accept both as one.   Photo by: Sam Austin There are two ways to free yourself from desire: the first is to simply let go, the second is to fully indulge until you realize that you no longer needed it…

  • Meditation

    Anxiety and Meditation

    Anxiety is an emotional state of stress caused by worry, fear, and concern for future events. It is experiencing the unknown and responding to it by projecting negative possibilities. We all experience anxiety in our lives, some to different extent than others. This article is not talking about chronic anxiety but rather a sort day-to-day anxiety that we may all experience. This is not to say that people suffering from chronic anxiety won’t find meditation and this article useful. In fact, I think they will, but I am not a doctor or a psychologist,therefore, I do not feel I can appropriately address this type of anxiety. Why do we experience anxiety? Anxiety…