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Necessary Pain, Unnecessary Suffering
“If you stop thinking about how to get out of the body that may be painful or how to keep the body that is pain free, you get to experience the truth.” Physical pain is an essential aspect of life that serves the survival and well-being of the body, but we can easily turn that necessary pain that alerts us to injury and illness into unnecessary suffering. What is the difference between pain and suffering? What can physical pain reveal to us when we meet it directly?
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What does Stillness have to do with Self-Inquiry?
To really inquire into who you are requires stillness of mind, stillness of being.
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What Does It Mean to Live from the Truth of Who You Are?
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Ending My Search for Spiritual Truth
I spent 20 years thinking about a wide range of existential questions, but never found a single answer to anything I considered important. At the age of forty, I intuited that mind talk might be making life more stressful than it was, so I started a simple meditation exercise in an attempt to attain some peace of mind.
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Give Your Life to This
Gangaji speaks about what being true to the deepest realization has meant to her.
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Dislodging the Tyranny of the Mind
One of our greatest powers is our capacity to tell stories. When those stories become toxic to our minds, we discover tools and practices to interrupt those stories. Truly stopping is ending the narrative and the practice that numbs the unnecessary pain of the story. What is here with no need for a story.
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The Mind Is Not the Enemy
The mind is not the enemy. It is an expression of our survival. Intricate, sophisticated, artistic, thrilling survival. It's beautiful, and may we all survive. But the reality is that none of us will.
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Choosing the Unknown
In the wake of a shock or shattering, when hearts are broken open, there is an opportunity to choose the unknown, rather than following the track of the mind back to business.
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The Pearl Within Your Emotions: Part VI - The Skillful Use of Emotions
“When you fully experience any negative emotion, with no story, it instantaneously ceases to be there. When you truly experience any positive emotion, it is endless.” The questions I am most frequently asked are related to emotions. Many people seek to be free from difficult emotions such as anger, fear, and grief, and want to […]
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How Can Your Life Be Truly Lived?

Where is the life you want?

As much as we can fear death, we can also fear living a full and vibrant life. In this exchange, Gangaji helps a woman get to the root of what keeps her fear of vibrancy running. This conversation demonstrates how each of us has the capacity to discover how to live a true and full life.

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