Allowing the Disturbing States

When I recognized I was in a “spiritual depression”, I decided I would just let it be. Instead of running after the conventional self-help solutions, what if I just allowed, and continued to rest in awareness, and continued to release?

What if I just allowed and watched?

What might I learn?

Tian Tan Buddha

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What I learned from allowing

Love: Loving ourselves enough to want inner peace is the key. We can love ourselves to completely allow, so we can see. The way we know we love someone is when we selflessly want the best for that person. The way we know we love ourselves is when we can selflessly and completely accept who we are and who we have become. It is from Love that a willingness and readiness to awaken, to learn, to explore, and to avoid solidification of particular point of views can develop.

Openness. It isn’t easy for us to relinquish particular points of view. Openness is the innocent, wide-eyed openness of awareness, prior to beliefs. Fixating on particular points of view or beliefs is not ultimately helpful. “Do not seek Truth; only cease to cherish opinion.”

Patience. Awakening ebbs and flows. There are periods of resonance and periods of disturbing states. In the disturbing states, we feel that these states will last forever, we feel alone, we are concerned that we will never get it, we are concerned about where we are as opposed to others who seem to “get it.” We can simply know that we are not alone, these states are temporary and natural, and they are our opportunity to allow, love and surrender.

Whatever we need shows up. We may need many things at various points in our journeys—courage, humility, self-honesty, dedication, discipline, practice, wisdom, spirituality—whatever it is that we need, shows up, when we have love and openness. In love and openness, whatever we need must develop—it can be no other way. When I had anxiety, a release method showed up, when it had not many times before, because I was willing to see. When I was in a slump, the wisdom to allow and let it be and learn from it showed up, whereas in the past I would have run after conventional solutions of self-help.  When I needed self-honesty, I was able to admit that I am not always able to be honest with myself and I can fool myself with beliefs, and this open admission was the perfect place to start. The incentive to start this website showed up suddenly, without decision. Whatever is needed will show up, in love and acceptance.

I invite you to allow

“Your physical energy is also subject to cycles.  It cannot always be at a peak.  There will be times of low as well as high energy.  There will be periods when you are highly active and creative, but there may also be times when everything seems stagnant, when it seems that you are not getting anywhere, not achieving anything.  A cycle can last for anything from a few hours to a few years.  There are large cycles and small cycles within these large ones.  Many illnesses are created through fighting against the cycles of low energy, which are vital for regeneration.  The compulsion to do, and the tendency to derive your sense of self-worth and identity from external factors such as achievement, is an inevitable illusion as long as you are identified with your mind.  This makes it hard or impossible for you to accept the low cycles and allow them to be.  Thus, intelligence of the organism may take over as a self-protective measure and create illness in order to force you to stop, so that the necessary regeneration can take place.” Eckhart Tolle

Awareness is the Source and the background of all our stories and beliefs and points of view. It is beginingless and constant. We can rest in awareness, and at first this can be for very short, determined moments, but repeating short moments of awareness adds up to effortless awareness.

With allowing, we can see the true nature of existence. We can see for ourselves, and learn on our own, without having to memorize or adapt concepts of others. Learning and wisdom do not come about in forcing change or developing special characteristics. Emotional stability does not come from forcing out disturbances or by covering them up with positive beliefs.

The wisdom is in the allowing, with love and openness.

Love and openness. That’s all. We have been trained to believe the opposite, and the world out there continually reinforces the belief that we must cultivate special characteristics and learn special secrets and graduate through special spiritual hoops. It is difficult for us to believe that we already are perfect, natural, effortless beings.

We run around in circles. When we get tired of it, we chase things which make us run around in tighter circles. Wisdom is stopping. Wisdom is in allowing, with love and openness.

In the end, all clinging must relax. All attachment to particular ideas and concepts—even our most cherished and beautiful concepts about spirituality and awakening, must relax. Practices must relax. The practice of Awareness and the practice of Release are techniques of unclinging. They are direct and naked, unadorned by spiritual concepts, and require no pre-requisites of character. I promote them here, knowing full well that even these practices must be left behind. And they are indeed left behind, when we see that Awareness is innate—that is, it requires no concept or effort or practice to be. And when we see that Releasing is simply not making the choice to cling.

Any good teaching or practice will self-dissolve with realization.

I invite you to not buy into anything that is said here. There are absolutely no promises of enlightenment or achievement or spiritual advancement.

Love yourself enough to want Truth. Be open, allow, be patient—and absolutely everything you need will develop at the right time. See for yourself.

Next week, for sure maybe

I was going to publish an article about why we don’t always find it easy to do the things which are good for us but I decided to write this first because I felt that I was not clear enough last week. Writing is like that. It wants to flow from awareness when we allow it, but we can trip it up by thinking too much about it, and I thought too much about it last week. This I hope was clearer.

Love to Haiti

I’ll donate all proceeds from book sales in the month of January to Doctors without Borders for relief in Haiti.

It’s difficult to simply allow these states. We are all trained and conditioned to solve our “problems”. There is a lot of self-help advice out there about spirituality, meditation, medication, therapy, how to get things done, how to make money, how find happiness, how find passion and purpose, and even ironically complicated advice about how to simplify our lives.

To completely allow, so we can see what we learn from it, can feel a little uncomfortable. Old beliefs keep nudging. The world out there keeps nudging. Allowing the disturbing states can feel lonely and self-indulgent.

38 thoughts on “Allowing the Disturbing States

  1. John Rocheleau - Zen-Moments

    Wonderful article.

    You point to a valuable source of insight and wisdom — our capacity to let go of our intellectual/emotional judgments, fixed concepts, and belief systems. Those are the templates we unconsciously install between our vision and reality.

    Letting them go tough to do, but we can do so a bit at a time, and the awareness that takes the place of our opinions and judgments will far outstrip our intellect’s ability to satisfy us, and our emotional mind’s tendency to hold us back.

    We are all questers searching for satisfaction. The real thing is found in experiential learning (silent knowledge), by developing the quality of awareness you speak of here.

    🙂
    John
    .-= John Rocheleau – Zen-Moments´s last blog ..Satisfaction For Sale =-.

    1. Kaushik Post author

      Excellent, John, yes that’s exactly it. We can let go of intellect/emotions/beliefs/judgments and find something very constant and true–Awareness. Yes it is tough, because old beliefs and opinions keep nudging.

      Thanks for visiting and thanks for the excellent insight.

      Peace,
      k

  2. Lana-DreamFollowers Blog

    Love yourself first – this is so true Kaushik, everything starts with loving and accepting yourself. I think if we all could do just that the world would be a much happier place to live in.
    I made a decision to not cling to my desires, ideas etc for some time now. Sometimes I slip, actually I just did couple days ago and started being too attached to the project I am working on now. Your post was a great reminder for me to stop doing it.
    I am letting go now, I trust, I am open to receive the best but at the same time non-attached. I feel so relaxed. Thank you for this, exactly what I needed right now:)
    .-= Lana-DreamFollowers Blog´s last blog ..I Don’t Believe In Religion But I Talked To God Today =-.

    1. Kaushik Post author

      Hi Lana,
      Awareness, letting go, unclinging from desires and beliefs–these are the things that can help us see the Truth about existence. Love, gratitude, compassion helps because there can be a tendency to feel very detached in the process. Thanks for your wonderful insights. I hope you are well!

      Peace,
      k

  3. Nadia - Happy Lotus

    Hi Kaushik,

    Being love and open is most definitely our natural state. The problem is that people are lacking awareness that the Universe is rooted in love and being open. So much of our world reinforces that life is about fear and being closed. Only when we peel off the layers, do we come to see that everything is a manifestation of love.

    What I find interesting is that some people do not feel the call to peel off the layers because they think life is the layers. Some people go out seeking for meaning and not all of them find it. I have known people who went on spiritual quests but they just could not see behind certain things and others were very able to look past the veil.

    In Buddhism it is stated that nothing lasts forever and I find a lot of comfort in that because I know life is a series of cycles. I also believe that some people have the karma to see behind the veil and some don’t. Not everyone will achieve awakening in this lifetime which is a hard thing for me to accept but there are some people are just too dense and rooted in the world. They have to be ready for it and what determines that readiness is something that is out of our hands.

    However, posts like yours (and hopefully, mine too) plant the seeds for thought that will eventually bloom and lead to being awakened. It is my hope that those seeds will bloom in this lifetime for being awakened surely makes life an even more amazing and fun ride! 🙂

    1. Kaushik Post author

      Hi Nadia,
      Love, openness, and joy are our natural state. You’re right, most of us get the idea that the universe is a harsh place, where we have to negotiate and fight our way through with beliefs. Thaddeus Golas, in his “A Lazy Guide to Enlightenment” uses a model of contraction and expansion to discuss this. It’ quite interesting, and available on the net.

      In our formative years, we are taught to see the world through beliefs. Fear is the gap between who we are and and who we think we are. To get away from fear, we learn to rely on beliefs and desires, and we live a life of fear and desire–past and future. Then of course we rely on our beliefs of success and failure, good and bad, security and control, and everything else, and the world becomes a very contracted, fearful place.

      It comes off in layers.

      Yes, you’re absolutely right, what makes us ready and willing is not something we can control. I feel I was an unusual candidate because I was firmly rooted in intellect and beliefs. It was suffering and timing which allowed me to see. Once we are ready and we have intention, whatever is needed seems to pop up.

      Yes, absolutely, we plant the seeds–I like that. And there is definitely more awareness around the world, now more than ever, perhaps because of the internet. It is indeed amazing and fun!

      I hope you are well!

      Peace,
      k

  4. Evelyn Lim

    Excellent advice on letting things be, without forcing or seeking hard for a solution. I remembered being thrown into despair in my initial stages of spiritual awakening. I had expected instant answers and to see “proof”. Of course, I did not get any with all that wanting. Nowadays, I choose to be present to whatever I am experiencing and do any release work if needed.
    .-= Evelyn Lim´s last blog ..30 Power Words To Activate Intention Setting =-.

    1. Kaushik Post author

      Hi Evelyn,
      Yes, that’s it. It comes off in layers. With some layers and beliefs, we resist, and then of course we feel the despair you mention. We want answers and solutions. “Of course, I did not get any with all that wanting.” Yes, very well said, when we can be still and allow, we can see. Thanks, excellent insight!

      I hope you are well!

      Peace,
      k

  5. Megan "JoyGirl!" Bord

    (I just sent this to a friend — thank you for writing another amazing, insightful post.)

    I loved this line: Any good teaching or practice will self-dissolve with realization.

    Being open to all… That feels very good in this moment.
    .-= Megan “JoyGirl!” Bord´s last blog ..Redefining Success =-.

  6. Jodi at Joy Discovered

    Hi Kaushik,
    I get this article–it’s so insightful and so clear. Thank you! I particularly love the quote “Do not seek Truth; only cease to cherish opinion” (I think I may have that somewhere in my collection-it’s such a good one.) I also like the quote you shared from Eckhart Tolle. That quote describes me!! My energy (mental, spiritual, physical) ebbs and flows and when it dips I fight it and question what the heck is wrong with me. I’m going to stop doing that and approach things differently. Thank you so much for sharing your insights on this subject.
    .-= Jodi at Joy Discovered´s last blog ..Off the Shelf: Parenting with Love and Logic =-.

    1. Kaushik Post author

      Hi Jodi,
      The quotation is from The Hsin Hsin Ming, Verses on the Faith Mind, by Chien-chih Seng-ts’an, circa 600 AD. I first came across the quotation in an article by Adyashanti.

      The Tolle is very relevant. We all feel dips and our conditioning is to fight these dips. The resistance just makes it harder to see what’s really going on.

      I hope you are well, my friend!

      Peace,
      k

  7. Brenda (betaphi)

    Hi Kaushik

    It was good to be reminded that cycles of low energy are vital for regeneration. I’m thinking particularly of my beautiful subtropical plants that were destroyed by recent freezing temperatures. Their loss affected my spirit. I look outside and see brown and gray where before there was green and blue. Then I think of what the Haitians are seeing all around them today and I feel even worse.

    My feeling low right now is probably exactly how I should feel given that my once beautiful plants are dissolving into the ground and hundreds of thousands of Haitians are suffering. But spring will come soon and some of those plants will regenerate. My spirit will soar again as buds begin to appear and blooms begin to open. By late March debris removal will be underway on the island and lush tropical plants there will bloom too. It’s all so natural, isn’t it, even the earthquake. I don’t know if all this outward looking relates to what you are saying here, but it does point to the cycles Tolle mentioned.

    Don’t worry about whether any of your posts are “clear enough”. They absolutely are clear. You’re amazing. You know that whatever we need shows up in time with love, openness and patience. Such a powerful awareness.

    1. Kaushik Post author

      Brenda,
      You’ve said it beautifully. Everything is impermanent. Life moves in cycles, spirals. This can sound a little sad, but if we step back and look, it’s mysteriously beautiful, everything popping in an out of awareness, mutually arising, with an ungraspable intelligence. Winter has its own beauty, and spring always comes.

      A few months ago I had the realization that all our problems are just fear, and fear is an illusion. And now I’m beginning to see that as fear dissolves, there is love. Love of being, love of life, love of experience, loving ourselves enough to allow.

      Thanks Brenda, again, for the wonderfully encouraging words.

      Peace and love,
      k

  8. Srinivas Rao

    Excellent post Kaushik. I think you have made a great point about the fact that everything happens at the time when it’s supposed to. There is a divine order to the events of the universe. I think awareness is really key for everything life. So many of our negative experiences are complete illusions.

  9. Lisa (mommymystic)

    Kaushik – You know, I thought your post last week was perfectly clear, BUT I have to say, the transmission behind this one, the energy behind it, was more powerful than last week, if that makes sense. It’s like you clicked into a new understanding of it yourself, and so that got transmitted behind the words. I could feel the truth and openness on a deeper level. I hope this makes sense. I believe this is always true with writing, and teaching/speaking, for that matter, and although my own blog is a little different, I don’t seek to share/transmit in this way in that many posts, I recognize it when I see it in others! And for what it’s worth, that seems to be happening more and more in your posts, so hopefully that bodes well for you book:-)
    Sorry for the tangent…as for the post itself, yes, I do so share your viewpoint, even though I do/teach meditation and chakra/energy work myself…these are not the point, and becoming attached to them, and the states they generate, is not the point either…it’s all already there for us, always…some of us benefit from tools for a time, depending on what is ‘blocking’ us…but the tools are never the truth…
    Thx for taking another stab at this!!
    .-= Lisa (mommymystic)´s last blog ..Meditation: How Often and How Long? =-.

    1. Kaushik Post author

      Hi Lisa,
      Your views are always wonderfully balanced. I have talked about meditation techniques and lighting up chakras here and I will again–they can be important tools. It seems what we need to unblock at a certain time is very individual.

      Yes, “transmitted behind the words,” I like that. It seems to come down to allowing, in presence, in awareness. It gets complicated when I interfere with thinking.

      Thanks, Lisa. I hope you’re doing well!

      Peace and love,
      k

  10. Amit Sodha - The Power Of Choice

    Hey Kaushik,

    I love this post. I remember years ago when I was challenged with this same position a kind strager offered similar words of wisdom in an internet forum. The sanctity of contrast needs a delicate understanding and I believe you’ve shown many other people too and explained so sublimely.

    The quote by ET is a powerful one.

    Thank you for sharing.
    .-= Amit Sodha – The Power Of Choice´s last blog ..Don’t Let The Attitude Of Gratitude Turn You Into A Pushover =-.

    1. Kaushik Post author

      Hi Amit,
      Yes, very well said. We are often pushed into trying to come up with immediate solutions, but wisdom is in allowing and watching. Thanks for visiting and thanks for the insight!

      Peace and love,
      k

  11. Amanda@choosing-life-my-way.com

    I love this article! It is so important, but at times so difficult to allow life to happen, and stop trying to force reality to be other than what it is. A great reminder that that difficult experiences can bring some of our greatest learning opportunities. Thank you for sharing your insight 🙂

  12. Janice

    I have just re-read this article. It made me think of a experience I had recently and I would love some input on it. I have been practicing quiet time and awareness in the bath tub. Sounds weird maybe, but, I have always found water to be a great soother to myself and therefore the easiest place to start practicing stillness. So, it has been going very well and I noticed myself noticing that I am starting to calm down and relax in myself. So, I had this experience where I became incredibly calm and went deeper and deeper into nothingness. Awesome, right? Anyway, I am telling my friend about it and she says to just make sure that while I am “wide open” to be careful that I not let anything negative or evil energy into my newfound space. I was dumbfounded, I never even consider something like that, although, I must say, new experiences can be frightening to me, and i have to allow myself some time to become accustomed to new feelings. I have a history of panic and anxiety. But, now I am finding some peace in stillness and awareness. Please explain to me if you have any experience of negative energy or evil (?) energy in your awareness. I don’t know if I believe her but I also would like more information. And, I do trust you and your posters on subject matters like this. Even my partner said if you believe in heaven you have to believe in hell and there is always opposites, good vs. bad, etc. I am totally confused. Any feedback would be very appreciated.
    Thanks,
    Janice

    1. Kaushik Post author

      Hi Janice,

      I don’t look at things in terms of positive and negative. It’s a popular to urge people to keep attention on the positive and away from the negative–but we have to see that that sort of doing requires a tremendous mental effort of judging something as positive or negative, and resisting certain experiences and thoughts. That just covers it up.

      There is no such thing as evil energy. As we open up and become aware, certainly old patterns and energies surface. I have experienced anger, annoyance, lassitude, confusion, isolation, doubt and so on. These are embodied patterns, surfacing, and we can just be present to them, allow them completely and release them. Learning to release is a very important skill.

      I say enjoy your bath times, with complete abandon. It’s so wonderful that you can do that, and you’re right, the sound of water does have an meditative and healing effect. Be as open and as aware as you can allow yourself to be!

      I hope you are well, Janice!

      love and peace,
      k

  13. Brenda (betaphi)

    “There is no such thing as evil energy.”

    You have no idea how long I have waited to read those words. Thank you thank you thank you. Emerson and Thoreau got into a huge intellectual battle with Melville and Hawthorne over the existence of evil, and history tells us that Melville and Hawthorne won. I always found that odd because the essays of the Transcendentalists seemed so much closer to truth. But why wouldn’t the novelists win when religious leaders, presidents, and military men have been telling us for centuries that we must fight evil?

    I got into a battle myself once with one of my dearest friends, also an English teacher. A simple discussion about evil led to the total demise of a friendship. I’ve avoided the topic ever since. This was before I ever heard of nonduality. Maybe someday you can write more on this topic. Fear of evil is such a crippler, as is my persistent intellectualizing. Help, Kaushik!! 🙂

    1. Kaushik Post author

      Hi Brenda,

      You’ve explained it very well! One way to see the fallacy of good/evil is to ask where good ends and evil begins. How do we judge? Of course, the dualistic mind goes off and immediately considers the dangers of not dividing up the world in good and evil. Does that mean it’s okay to do evil? Does that mean we shouldn’t protect ourselves?

      Joan Tollifson is wonderfully direct Zen writer. Here’s quotation from her article The Simplicity of What Is, which I encourage everyone to read:

      Given the “wrong” combination of genetics, neurochemistry, conditioning, provocation, and opportunity, what we consider horrible things can happen. “I” could be the perpetrator of such things, or “you” could. And while we would certainly want a serial killer or a child molester locked up for the protection of everyone; at the same time, if we look deeply, we can see that they are blameless. No one would commit atrocities if they really had a choice, if they were really free. Looking closely, it can be seen that if “I” were in “their” shoes (that is to say, if “I” had the same combination of genetics, neurochemistry, conditioning, provocation, and opportunity), then “I” would do exactly the same thing “they” did, because there is no “I” and no “them” apart from the “shoes” (the ten million conditions — nature and nurture).

      Does that mean that we should be totally passive or inert or maybe wildly licentious because, “It’s all just happening,” and “We have no choice”? No. It means that the “me” who could apparently choose to be this way or that way is a phantom, a mental image with no substance. Does that mean we are powerless, that nothing can be done?

      On intellectualizing, I don’t find that you intellectualize much. Your views are well-considered and balanced. But it’s good to be alert to it, as you are. Again from Joan Tollifson:

      This is all thought. Whenever there is confusion and seeking, it’s a clue that thought is busy chasing its own tail. Actuality is simple. The present moment is simple. Here, there is no confusion, no problem, no free will, no absence of free will. You are simply doing whatever you are doing. And actually, there is no “you” doing any of it. That “you” is an after-thought, a mental image, a grammatical convention, a reification of some energetic flow that is truly no-thing at all. In actuality, life is simply living itself through the appearance of “you” and “me.” Truly seeing this eliminates all guilt and blame.

      k

  14. Wilma Ham

    Hi Kaushik

    To be still when you are confused or disturbed can be very, very hard. Like when you have a headache to allow the headache and be still, hmmm.

    But as you say;” Wisdom is stopping. Wisdom is in allowing, with love and openness.”
    When I am frantic I have no show to come up with great thoughts, I then tend to follow others like a sheep over the cliff.
    But now I am slowing down, living in nature, I can access my heart and the heart knows more than the mind ever will. The mind is the secretary of the heart, the heart is the master.
    But to acces the heart I indeed needed to be still AND to do that has taken me a while.
    To do that I had to trust and to be honest with myself and to see that what I trusted before was not that great either.
    Peacefulness is now my indicator.
    Love Wilma
    .-= Wilma Ham´s last blog ..Learning to observe my Little Voice, my ego. =-.

    1. Kaushik Post author

      Hi Wilma,

      Yes, indeed, beautifully said. With conditioning, most of us have made the mind the master. It takes a little practice, to allow and be still, so instead of getting swept away in reaction, we can watch. Sometimes it’s hard. Here’s an excerpt from Gina Lake which resonates:

      The ego believes that the absence of difficulties is the goal and the ideal, which is impossible. Not a soul on earth has ever had a life like that, and never will. Life is just not designed that way. The ego’s ideas about life don’t match the truth about it, so it’s no wonder it’s always complaining and unhappy. When you expect something to be other than the way it is, you suffer. And the ego expects life to be the way it wants to be, as if its desires are the determinant of everything that is right and good in the world. The ego is a primitive and childish aspect of ourselves, and it’s good to see that. It’s good to recognize lies because then they can no longer undermine our happiness. This is freedom—seeing the truth. And then nothing else has to change. The way to a happy life is not in making the “right” decision but in being aligned with the truth about life. And when you are, deciding just comes out of the flow, and it feels just right.

      with love and peace,
      k

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  16. Janice

    Good Evening Mr. Kaushik,
    I re-read your previous post, the line….The way to a happy life is not in making the “right” decision but in being aligned with the truth about life.
    When I go back to my orginal question, is there such a thing as negative or evil energy?, could it be that I do not want to look at my “dark side” or shadow self. that those feelings that scare me are my truths that I don’t want to look at? Like for instance, I may say, “I would never steal something from a store, but what if the truth were yes I would if I was a desperate person, doing a desperate thing? I mean to say, what if the truth is something about myself that I don’t want to believe? Could resistance to thoughts like that create anxiety? What if my anxiety is resistance, (not evil or negative energy) to accepting myself exactly where I am? I know that I am tangling a couple of thoughts together here, but, it feels tangled.
    Janice

    1. Kaushik Post author

      Hi Janice,

      I had certainly been scared of the “dark side” in me. Yes, it’s entirely possible that you are don’t want to look at certain patterns and truths in you.

      This is why most of us have trouble being present. We learn about being present, we try it, and immediately the mind rebels. There are patterns and beliefs we do not want to face. I had this experience when I first went to Vipassana Meditation. I’ve had this experience several times, as layers come off.

      The thing is, there is no end to the intellectualizing and philosophizing about good and evil. We can say it’s not a good thing to steal from a store, and we can even create and agree to commandments and precepts and morality about it, but I know that if my loved ones were starving I would steal. There is no real end to this sort of thinking, and I’m not sure if we can really draw a conclusion about it. In our minds we can go on and on about morality and good and evil. Many people are utterly convinced about God and heaven and hell. Others are utterly convinced that they are right about karma and rebirth and precepts–at the end, it is all thinking and believing. We can see that any belief–spiritual or otherwise–separates and divides humanity.

      There is another way to look at it. Instead of deconstructing and trying to understand absolute truth, we can relax and accept that in the manifested world, we simply don’t know the absolutes. We simply rest in awareness. Instead of going into thoughts and emotions, and judging what is good and what is bad, what if we rest completely in awareness? We watch, passively, without judgment. We allow, experience and release emotions.

      I hope this makes sense.

      Peace and love,
      k

  17. Janice

    Actually, it does make sense. Thank you for your time and insightful experience. I also went to Joan T.’s website. Alittle over my head, but nevertheless a great vibe.
    Have a wonderful day.
    Janice

    1. Kaushik Post author

      Hi Janice,
      Another writer I would recommend then, who I think is simpler than Joan, is Gina Lake (I think it is radicalhappiness.com), and also greatfreedom.org.

      Have a great day Janice and thanks as always for your wonderful participation and insights!

      peace and love,
      k

  18. Mark

    Hi Kaushik,

    Im brand new to this site and stumbled upon this page. I feel remarkably blessed to have done so as the advice herein is invaluable beyond measure!! Therefore i wish to express my heartfelt gratitude 🙂

    Having been a spiritual seeker for the past 15yrs, its so refreshing to see this kind of advice bereft of any jargon and the like. Simple, coherent and most importantly ‘practical’.

    Smiles for miles… 🙂

    All is well.

    Thankyou for your contribution(s) 🙂

    Mark

    1. Kaushik Post author

      Hi Mark,

      Thanks for the kind words, and thanks for visiting and commenting. I shoot for simple and practical. It gets better with experience. I hope to you visit again.

      love and peace,
      k

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