With over 170 offerings at last count, this blog now has a host of practices, clearings, essays and poems that can serve inner work. As per their individual needs, I regularly recommend specific, relevant articles for self-study and practice to my clients. However, I was wondering how to make this reservoir more accessible and useful … Continue reading New at Serene Reflection: Explore The Archives
All around us, we are seeing the unveiling of secrets and the exposure of what has been suppressed or denied for years. How women have been treated was rather obvious, but is perhaps being questioned far more than it has been for decades. Whether it be the fallout of the American political drama, the rape … Continue reading Healing The Feminine and Restoring Yin Yang Balance With Self Awareness.
"The test of a first-rate intelligence,” said writer F. Scott Fitzgerald, “is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.” Those on the path of self-inquiry often grapple with reconciling concepts of nonduality('not-two'/advaita) with the experience of individuality. Study of various religious and … Continue reading Notes For The Highly Sensitive Empath
I will probably continue to share more clearings, but at the moment I feel that this one concise clearing addresses the crux of any emotional difficulty we are facing. All our troubles start and end with our identification with a limited self. Anything and everything that happens, we habitually and compulsively weave into a narrative. We keep … Continue reading What Meaning Have You Given To This One Thing?
They say, love yourself. And one wonders why There is such little genuine affection For the one we live as. How is it possible? When we have never met Never studied our own reflection Letting our eyes rest? Have you ever asked yourself What truly interests you? What brings you alive, Makes you feel, deep, … Continue reading Poems: An Elusive Love
Rejection is something that we all experience from time to time. Some secretly believe they face it more than others, but it is actually quite universal. The rejection I speak of is not limited to the heartbreaks of romantic liaisons. It is the message interpreted from a parent's dissatisfaction with your grades(despite your best efforts), their … Continue reading Accepting Rejection
Our suffering is directly proportional to our resistance to the way things currently stand. The troubling conclusion that no breakthrough is possible is often erroneous. The truth is that the available options may not be palatable to us. For the way forward may require us to change ourselves, our point of view and our habitual … Continue reading Are You Resisting The Situation Or A Personal Transformation?