Blog Articles

Recent blog articles on topics of interest to the author, or in response to questions.

Depression And Anxiety Are Springboards To Happiness

By meestereric | Dec 26, 2017

April 2016 Recently, at a question-and answer session with a spiritual teacher, I heard them say that pain or difficult states of mind were “springboards”.…

A Christmas Note from Laura Lucille

By meestereric | Dec 26, 2017

On Christmas day, in a spiritual psychology forum online, I wrote, regarding Sydney Banks, the enlightened man that started the movement way back in the…

Notes On Saving The World

By meestereric | Dec 24, 2017

“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I…

Notes On Personal and Impersonal Love

By meestereric | Dec 2, 2017

Love of a person is not love, it is a projection onto an appearance. There is no person in reality – no person or persons…

What is Nonduality?

By meestereric | Nov 13, 2017

Nonduality is the cutting edge. It is the cutting edge of spiritual seeking — the end of it; it is the cutting edge of creativity…

Beware of the Spiritual Path: It’s Not About *You*

By meestereric | Sep 6, 2017

The “spiritual path”, though it is about happiness – causeless, innate, not from objects (situations, people or things) – is not about feeling good all…

The Final Frontier Is The True Self

By meestereric | Jun 30, 2017

Joy arises, and astonishment, spontaneous freedom… then you discover you got more than you bargained for, or rather, less than you bargained for! You thought…

On Beyond Nonduality – It’s Not About

By meestereric | Apr 14, 2017

It’s not about a mental state; it’s the clarity of seeing What Is. Since there’s nowhere to go and nothing to do, a description is…

Spiritual Reflections on Spiritual Teachings (The Three Principles, Non-Duality…)

By meestereric | Dec 5, 2016

This is an update to an article I wrote a couple of years ago. I just re-read it and liked it, so am expanding it…

Poem: My Head Is Gone

By meestereric | Nov 27, 2016

My Head Is Gone Went home and discovered My Home is everywhere Sand blasted through time My foot is a radio Picking an Infinite line…

Do Circumstances Cause Feelings?

By meestereric | Jun 24, 2016

Dear Eric, thanks for your reply to my enquiry about meditation. Perhaps you might clarify something I’m also struggling with. I really don’t get this…

Sanity, Insanity and Common Sense Revisited

By meestereric | Jun 23, 2016

The title and content of this article refer to an early book in the spiritual psychology field that has come to be known as “The…

The Nature of Ego in the Psychology of Happiness

By meestereric | Jun 22, 2016

Preface I found this article on my computer. I don’t remember writing it – it says 1998 (this is June 2016) – but I kind…

Back To Reality?

By meestereric | May 24, 2016

Just back from a retreat yesterday, I go into the bank and am chatting with the cheerful teller, telling her how I’m just back from…

Transform a Difficult Relationship By Seeing Yourself

By meestereric | Apr 28, 2016

Seeing from the eyes of love and understanding, rather than judgement and fear, we can see someone anew. This is not a technique, but something…

How To End Anxiety: The Dawning of a New Understanding

By meestereric | Apr 24, 2016

It’s only via an apparently finite mind that we can know an apparently finite object – Rupert Spira Here’s my two cents on anxiety –…

Some Thoughts on Thought

By meestereric | Mar 29, 2016

Some Thoughts on Thought, Universal or Not? Since becoming involved with an Advaita community (meditating and discussing consciousness with them, etc.), many of whom are…

What Is Meditation, and Is It Needed?

By meestereric | Mar 22, 2016

To taste something sweet, is it necessary to eat strawberry ice cream, or can you simply eat a wild strawberry? Meditation. Like yoga, it seems…

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