Happiness and Suffering – The Difference

The duality of suffering and happiness often leaves us scratching our head with confusion. What gave us a great sense of joy yesterday gives rise to the worst kind of problems today. What we worried about last month turned out to be the greatest blessing after all. Countless stories arise around the central topic of … Read more

Duality and Change

This week I have mostly talked about the duality of life and our search for happiness and satisfaction within it. Over the coming time I will focus a lot on the most vital aspects of the practice. There are many things that are often left overlooked. Our practice might turn into a tool to “aggressively … Read more

Impermanence and Death

Impermanence and death – two of the topics that most people in this world tend to avoid at all costs. But did you know that there are some amazing benefits hidden in these age-old reflections? By befriending impermanence & death we are actually introduced to the awesome and breathtaking power of life itself. I have … Read more

Presence in the Face of Death

All of us share the same direction in life. Ultimately all of us who are reading these words will pass on. When death comes into our life and takes away someone we love dearly or threatens to stop our own heart from beating we are often left feeling helpless and terrified. It is during these … Read more

The Importance of Contemplating Death

The reflection on impermanence, death, decay and dying is one of the most important contemplations I have ever encountered. The reason for giving such importance to this point is that it can lead to a direct – and often radical – shift within my attitude. It creates a totally different outlook and opens up the … Read more