2 Ways that Extreme Experiences Cultivate the Self

Forrest2020-01-16T12:18:04-06:00

I just read a fascinating article about extreme experiences. Before I share the link, here are a few questions that will get us in the same headspace. What do you really want to get out of (your) life? Are you presently (or recently) experiencing lots of extreme emotions? What drives [...]

2 Ways that Extreme Experiences Cultivate the SelfForrest2020-01-16T12:18:04-06:00

From Confinement to Freedom

Forrest2019-07-24T15:06:02-05:00

Yesterday I heard the story of Sri Aurobindo. If you go look him up on Wikipedia, you'll find a few brief sentences about his conversion from politics to philosophy and spirituality, but I was told a more detailed account of this conversion. We'll pick the story up at his imprisonment Aurobindo, [...]

From Confinement to FreedomForrest2019-07-24T15:06:02-05:00

Ineffable Thing(s)

Forrest2019-07-01T09:25:23-05:00

There's this ... "thing"... we're all after as human beings (perhaps beyond our own species, even). What do we call it? Happiness? Reality? God? Meaning?Joy?Fulfillment?The Universe?Purpose?The Answers? I don't know. I do know that I find it everywhere (when I pay attention). "It" is somehow hidden, yet ubiquitously occupying obvious places. But we walk [...]

Ineffable Thing(s)Forrest2019-07-01T09:25:23-05:00

Why are we here?

Forrest2019-07-04T12:02:27-05:00

As many times I've thought about this question (at least 100,000 times), and as many times as I've come up with answers that felt reasonable... the truth is... I don't know. I'm not sure.  Mythologies, religions, and personal experiences color each of our imaginations as we search for our existential identities, [...]

Why are we here?Forrest2019-07-04T12:02:27-05:00