Prayer vs. Meditation

Prayer and meditation are two very useful spiritual practices. Most people tend to incorporate either meditation or prayer into their spiritual practices, but not both. (Or they at least tend to emphasize one over the other.) Sometimes there is a perception that the two are the same thing. But generally …

Awakening: A Means to an End

I was already in my late 20’s by the time that I first learned about the idea of enlightenment. Initially, I didn’t really understand what it was, beyond the (false) belief that attaining enlightenment was the only true way to bring me peace and happiness into my life. I therefore …

Dieting vs. Healthy eating

Healthy eating is a skill. Just as it’s not possible to become a concert pianist in one day, nobody can choose to start eating healthily “overnight”. Healthy eating takes knowledge, practice, and patience. Instead of taking the time to learn and make healthy eating practices a habit, many people choose …