Archive for the ‘The Pain of Eros’ Category

Daily Wisdom Post, The Way of Becoming, by Dr. Marc Gafni

Posted on: December 12th, 2011 by Marc Gafni No Comments

Meditation is not only the path into pure Being; it is also a key path to access the surging life force that is the evolutionary dance of unfolding. ...

Joy is a Unique Obligation, by Dr. Marc Gafni

Posted on: December 10th, 2011 by Marc Gafni 1 Comment

The word most often associated in Kabbalah with joy is “chiyut,” roughly translated as “life energy,” somewhat like the Chinese notion of chi. To be happy is to be plugged into the chiyut of the Universe. The portal to that energy is the self ...

Crisis of Imagination – by Dr. Marc Gafni

Posted on: November 23rd, 2011 by Marc Gafni 1 Comment

>> Read the whole article on Thrive Global << The greatest crisis of our lives is not economic, intellectual, or even what we usually call religious. It is a crisis of imagination. We are getting stuck on our paths because we are unable t ...

Integral Spirituality in Real Life, Ken Wilber

Posted on: October 29th, 2011 by Marc Gafni No Comments

Integral Spirituality in Real Life, Ken Wilber I would like to take a slightly different approach to this month’s column, and instead of continuing to outline an integral approach to spirituality, give an example of its use in the real world. W ...

A Teaching on Love

Posted on: October 17th, 2011 by Marc Gafni 1 Comment

Life as Practice and the Three Stations of Love The evolution of states and stages of consciousness are explicitly discussed in the great traditions. We are using the terms states and stages in the classic sense that they are defined in integral theo ...

House of Mirrors – Marc Gafni

Posted on: January 10th, 2011 by Marc Gafni No Comments

by Marc Gafni When the book Soul Prints was published, the bulk of the writing and thinking at the time remained excluded from the final edition. I had submitted an eight hundred page manuscript to Simon & Schuster; my editor, Emily, was less tha ...

Essay On Gratitude – Marc Gafni

Posted on: January 7th, 2011 by Marc Gafni 1 Comment

FAITH: IS IT TRUE OR AM I TRUE? by Marc Gafni This essay was written in different forms over many years. I first taught this Torah some 13 years ago in 1995 in Jerusalem at talks I gave in the Yamim Moshe neighborhood of Jerusalem at the Zionist conf ...

The Pain of Eros Poem – Marc Gafni

Posted on: January 5th, 2011 by Marc Gafni 1 Comment

An Offering of Words: I would not want all my words To parade around this world In pretty costumes, So I will tell you something Of the Barroom view of love. Love is grabbing hold of the Great Lion’s mane And wrestling and rolling deep into Existen ...

Falling in Love; Rising in Love

Posted on: December 17th, 2010 by Marc Gafni 3 Comments

by Marc Gafni There is so much we do to undermine the sustainability of love. There is so much we do to murder love. We limit love. We envision love in one mode, and any violation of that mode, which is really our desperate craving for egoic validati ...

Blog Post Four: Revealing Light From Darkness: Marc Gafni

Posted on: May 25th, 2009 by Marc Gafni No Comments

Artists create from their own shadows. The kabbalists teach that we are all artists of our own lives, engaged in the ultimate sacred act of self-creation. Nietzsche correctly intuited a core biblical idea when he said, “The artist becomes the work ...

The Way of the Dragon: Part Three in Series: Light From Darkness: Marc Gafni

Posted on: May 22nd, 2009 by Marc Gafni 1 Comment

How fascinating that the Sanctuary, said to be the source of all the G-dly light in the world, should have been designed by Bezalel, whose name means “in the shadow of G-d.” For nearly two thousand years, this was considered too dangerous a path ...

Notes From A Lover – Dr. Marc Gafni

Posted on: May 6th, 2009 by Marc Gafni No Comments

I have written before of the beauty of Eros—the divine life force—and how our sexuality models the greater movement of Eros in our lives. By Eros, I mean the fullness of presence, inner space, participating in the yearning force of being and the ...

Marc Gafni: Betrayal or Not

Posted on: May 3rd, 2009 by Marc Gafni No Comments

The Gift of Loving Critique To be a lover is to be committed to the physical well being and spiritual growth of your beloved. Our souls want to grow. While we often think of giving and loving in terms of Good and Evil, the soul thinks in terms of nut ...

Falling in Love: Part Fifteen: Marc Gafni

Posted on: February 6th, 2009 by Marc Gafni 2 Comments

Hitting Ground The only problem with falling in love, or so it would seem, is that we are never able to keep falling: eventually we always hit the ground. Much like the initial core certainty of parental love, romantic love is often lost and needs to ...

Tears of Angels: Part Seven: The Hoffman Process: Marc Gafni

Posted on: January 15th, 2009 by Marc Gafni 3 Comments

Dedicated to the Hoffman Process: Anger or Intimacy? Now if you were Isaac, you might be pretty mad at Abraham for creating such complexity and even pain in your life. And it’s true that we are part of a generation with an enormous amount of anger ...