Much like guests at a masquerade ball, we tend to identify with our worldly costumes. But beneath these are our spiritual selves.
Accessing the peaceful treasures of the spirit may involve turning a two-part combination lock.
Many of us spend our lives searching outside ourselves to get something that is lacking. What if we could reverse this search?
Changing our mindset to a more peaceful consciousness doens't have to be done in a "big leap." Sometimes small steps are best.
The mind has unconscious "levels" that need to be passed as we make our way along the spiritual path.
Self-forgiveness can be aided by identifying specific interfering thoughts, and making a shift.
The spiritual journey doesn't have to be a solitary pursuit. In fact, interpersonal connection can facilitate our progress.
In order to uncover our inner light, it can be helpful to clear away the "soot" of our self-pressuring, self-critical thoughts.