Bliss is an essential part of what we know as spiritual enlightenment—bliss is the state of total peace, contentment, and joy that is experienced when we are one with the Universe, or our chosen Higher Power. It is a state of total transcendence where all the ebbing and flowing of life moves around the blissful individual, never impairing their divine state. Doesn’t this sound ideal? It's possible for us all to achieve, too. “The only requirement for eternal bliss is the desire to attain it.”Read More
All of the blog posts are written by Arien Smith with the intention to heal, inform, and expand every reader. Three posts a week: Monday Mindfulness, Wednesday Yoga, Saturday Reflections.
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If we were all asked to raise our hands if we’re holding onto worries of the past, I think almost the whole world would have their arms stretched upwards. Even those of us who do attain a highly evolved spiritual state will encounter grievances as a natural part of life and the human condition. Life is a constant process of letting go. This week’s Monday Mindfulness is about taking one concern, ideally something you’re holding onto from the past, and surrendering it to the Universe (or the Highest Power you believe in). It is a liberating and impactful practice.Read More
Understanding the ego is an important part of any spiritual and healing practice, since dissolving this toxic part of our psyche is the ideal of all major spiritual pursuits. Reaching an ego-free state, whether brief or sustained, has been called many things: Illumination, Enlightenment, Nirvana, Transcendence.
The spiritual understanding of the ego is basically that it is the antithesis of our loving, core self or spirit. Instead of self-aware, it is selfish. Instead of wise, it believes it knows all. Instead of loving, it exploits and manipulates. The ego is what causes us to see ourselves as separate from the Universe, others, and the things that sustain us. The ego is chronically misunderstood, but it is laid out clearly in this article.Read More