Balancing Spiritual Life

Rock Zen Stack in front of waterfall.

One of the most challenging dynamics on the spiritual path is the balance between gevurah and chesed. Gevurah is boundaries and severity. Chesed is loving kindness and mercy. The balance between these left and right poles is tiferet, meaning beauty. Beauty is the balance between severity and mercy. This struggle to find balance between these points is something everyone experiences within themselves. Most of us constantly are asking, “How far do I go?”; “Where do I draw the line?”; “Where should I let up a bit and be gentler with myself and others?” This is a struggle that doesn’t necessarily […]

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Integrating the Heavens and the Earth

We as humans have the task of integrating the heavens and the earth simultaneously.  When we don’t do this, we become imbalanced – imbalanced in health, imbalanced in our relationships, and imbalanced in our awareness.  One of the biggest tasks in our spiritual life is how to balance everything.  How do we balance the heavenly with the earthly, and somehow make it work in an integrated way?  Not in an extreme way, but in a truly integrated way that helps us to evolve, helps the planet to evolve, our relationships to evolve, and helps everything to become sacred.  This is […]

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