The Spiritual Overdose

I’d like to talk about a topic that doesn’t seem to get a lot of attention. It doesn’t seem to be on many people’s radar: Can energetic or spiritual practices unbalance us to the point where they are counter-productive? Is there such a thing as an overdose of intentional work? And if yes, what does it look and feel like?

I spent the past week participating and teaching at the Ocean Yoga Festival and absolutely loved it. But I was also astonished by the event’s effect on me. Even though I didn’t go so many classes, I felt a definitive energetic quality that after prolonged exposure felt a bit ungrounding. Continue reading

Harnessing the Power of Failure

The one thing that stood out to me the most when I recently read Ken Wilber’s “The Atman Project”, was the way he described the process of growth in terms of Eros and Thanatos and how it was just opposite of what I had imagined. So let’s recap for a moment:

Continue reading