Ross Bishop

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Understanding Karma

The concept of karma can be confusing. Many people hold the mistaken belief that karma is some sort of moral bank account in which good deeds are balanced against bad deeds, the result determining one’s fate. The premise is that you will pay in the future for what you do to others today. That isn’t quite how karma works.
POSTED ON: May 8, 2016, 8:40 am BY Ross Bishop

Emotion

We do not see the truth, rather, we “see” what our preconceptions, fears and training condition us to see. The world may be the same in an absolute sense, but the moment the world enters each person’s mind, things change. Reality becomes edited, managed, manipulated and shaped by our fears, anxieties and prejudices. We tilt the field of play before the game ever begins.
POSTED ON: May 8, 2016, 12:20 pm BY Ross Bishop

Faith And Ego

It is difficult to have faith and be in the world. Jesus and Buddha taught us not to be attached to possessions, but the ego loves things. Christ said to forgive, but the ego is afraid to be vulnerable. Reaching out to someone who has hurt you can be risky, and the ego hates rejection. It wants to portion out kindness where kindness is likely to be returned.
POSTED ON: April 25, 2016, 2:00 pm BY Ross Bishop

Self Criticism

If your negative thoughts are about yourself, exactly what or who are you criticizing? Although we generally ignore the impact of our thoughts, every one of these self-condemning, self-critical messages has an impact! Aware of it or not, you are being a bully to your inner one with your barrage of self-criticism.
POSTED ON: May 19, 2016, 9:50 am BY Ross Bishop

Logic and Spirituality

In the middle of The Garden of Eden stood two trees: The Tree of Life and The Tree of The Knowledge of Right and Wrong. Mystics use these as symbols of the two fundamental aspects of humans: the logical and the spiritual. Logic and spirituality are both important and necessary, but each has limitations.
POSTED ON: May 3, 2016, 5:20 pm BY Ross Bishop

Finding A Better Way

The myth you tell yourself is that the spiritual path is something other than daily life. When you hold that myth it gives you the freedom to sidestep things you’d really rather not address, and that you’ve been avoiding for years, like loving everyone, for example.
POSTED ON: May 9, 2016, 12:45 pm BY Ross Bishop