MIND

November 22, 2020

MEASURE OF PROGRESS

What is the measure  of an aspirant’s progress in terms of authentic attainment? They must evolve to such maturity wherein they are capable of bringing mental chaos  back to silence, without requiring outer assistance. from “Writing on Water” by Sri Mooji Once you recognize your power to simply observe mental chaos and bring it to – Read More –

October 18, 2020

TOO MUCH FUTURE

It often happens during my sunrise walks that some moment of clarity shines through. So, in what might become the first in a “sunrise series” of posts, there is inspiration to share a bit of that reflection. When we are feeling anxiety, stress, or even confusion, this is generally a sign that we are living – Read More –

October 2, 2020

THE CURIOUS CASE OF THE 5 CENTS

Today, I had a moment of linguistic misunderstanding at a convenience store checkout that spawned a podcast episode (listen to “Talk 45” here) and now this post haha First I’ll say that living in a country that speaks a language other than your first/primary language is a difficult thing. Even as I’ve learned the native – Read More –

June 9, 2020

SEASON 2: LIVE FREE WITH SELENA SAGE

I am excited to announce that Season 2 of my *free* podcast, “Live Free with Selena Sage”is now streaming! Thank you so very much for your support of the first 50-episode season! Your subscriptions, plays, 5-star ratings, reviews, and kind notes of support inspired me to continue on! The daily podcast features positive and uplifting – Read More –

May 31, 2020

WE ARE ONE

This morning, I was inspired to discuss spirituality in the context of activism on my podcast, “Live Free with Selena Sage” (all podcast platforms or listen/link at anchor.fm/selenasage). I hope this message of Oneness and hope might be a source of inspiration, support, and love for you. I welcome you to share it with others – Read More –

April 17, 2020

SENSE OF URGENCY

Sometimes it happens that we decide on a course of action and become driven to achieve a certain goal. Outwardly, this determination is not necessarily a bad thing. Indeed, it can lead to the creation of beautiful things (especially artistically). But if this drive creates internal stress, turmoil, confusion, and/or illness, this can be a – Read More –

November 11, 2019

ZEN TALK: NO MIND

Spontaneous talk about the concept of “no-mind” as explored through my experience of fixing my sink here on the island :)

August 13, 2019

EVERYTHING IS HERE NOW

When I first read this profound quote by Zen Master Huang Po, I thought it referred to the nature of the mind—if you start thinking of someone (or something), it can cause you to emotionally miss them (or it). Intrigued by this idea, I read some more of his work. Now, as I’m re-reading this – Read More –

August 12, 2019

THE OBSERVER, THE OBSERVED, AND AWARENESS

Recently, on my Instagram page, I have participated in several conversations that address ‘personhood’, the concept of the ‘observer’, and the nature of ‘awareness.’ These are very critical distinctions in Advaita Zen…and the great masters (such as my own teacher, Mooji) provide profound pointings to illustrate the difference. (Taoism also describes awareness, and refers to – Read More –

July 28, 2019

ONE MUST BE FREE TO FLY

Can you imagine a pilot flying a plane with every piece of the passengers’ luggage tied to their back?? I know, it seems completely absurd…but this is the analogy that came to my mind on this early morning in Mindelo Haha In the same way, can you imagine a bird flying with its nest tied – Read More –

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