Category Archives: Videos

The Contextual Nature of Religion

Not believing in God because of religion is like not believing in freedom because of politics. I don’t know how the entire discussion about the existence of God got monopolized by the world’s religious institutions. For sure, there is no doubt that many of the teachings within Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, and Islam can offer powerful […]

via The Contextual Nature of Religion — The Passionate Why

This is a post from my other blog, but it is probably more pertinent to this one. Read and let me know what you think!

The Backwards Bicycle

I have been spending most of my time over at my new social media endeavor called The Passionate Why but when I came across this video on the YouTube channel Smarter Every Day I knew it would be perfect for My Inner Medium.

First things first, watch the video!

Pretty cool! I couldn’t believe how long, and how much practice it took him to figure out how to ride that bicycle. And I believe him when he says that no one in the world can ride this bike (without significant time to practice).

What was equally cool was that forgot how to ride a normal bicycle!? Isn’t the mind a wonderful thing 🙂

If I relate this to my spiritual practice this video has taught me self compassion. The mind does not change easily, especially for ideas that are deeply ingrained. When dealing with all of those recurring negative thoughts that I wish I wouldn’t have, I need to remember this. I need to forgive myself. And I need to move on.

I am so happy I found this clip. I hope it helps you as well.

 

River Flows In You

In listening to a beautiful piece of music there is this effortless alignment of my infinitely tangled inner experience such that a part of me that was so mixed up in everything else is finally freed up to be felt and expressed as was always intended. It is a brief taste of freedom.