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The Path to Awakening I

It is certainly not easy to consciously be on a path of awakening. Our lives are so filled with activities, distractions and people that lead us away from our centre and our serenity. It takes a real commitment to reserve time to go inside and shut the world out regularly. …

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A few steps for progressing on your spiritual path

1. REVIEW your past to heal all the wounds (otherwise you will be reenacting them today). Especial focus should be given to your childhood wounds because they become subconscious patters and defense mechanisms for the rest of your life. It is advisable to count on the help of a professional …

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Climbing up the well

It is hard to imagine —let alone perceive— what the Universe looks like when you are bound by the physical senses that make you see everything as  solid and separated. It is as if in physical life we were each living at the bottom of a well, from which we …

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How to be free

I have always liked the way Ken Wilber expreses what Spirit really is: “Spirit manifests itself in its own successive stages of unfolding. Spirit is not One apart from many, it is infinite activity expressing itself in the process of developing itself”. It means that we are all contributing to …

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The cost of materialistic values

The American psychologist Tim Kasser, author of The High Price of Materialism (2003, MIT Press), and his colleagues at the University of Rochester, have highlighted the high cost of materialist values. Thanks to studies spread over twenty years, they have demonstrated that within a representative sample of the population, individuals …

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The Spiritual Path

Most people live their daily lives totally identified with their roles (mother, husband, sister, lawyer…) and obsessed with survival needs, acquiring possessions, assuring a good future for their children, financial security, comfort, physical appearance, information, a good social status… So involved in the superficial pursuits of the ego and samsara, that …

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Meditation as the ticket to Source

In his novel “After Many a Summer Dies the Swam”  Aldous Huxley tells the story of a Hollywood millionaire who fears his impending death. In a way, it is an examination of American culture, particularly what he saw as its narcissism, superficiality, and obsession with youth. It is a satire that also raises …

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Serve to grow

Last week I went  to a social dining room with a good friend of mine. Some of you know that I am a fervent believer in the value of volunteering, which has led me to give a small hand in some places of the world such as India or Tanzania. …

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Retreat with Eckhart Tolle

I just returned from the US, where I did a retreat with Eckhart Tolle, author of The power of Now and a New Earth. As my path has usually taken me to study with teachers and lamas in Asia for more than ten years  (with the exception of Arnaud Desjardins, …

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