New from Mu – The Three Jewels of Awakening: A Handbook for Spiritual Teachers and Their Students describes the roles, etiquette, gifts, and challenges of the teacher, teachings, and students in the sacred dance of spiritual awakening.
The journey to enlightenment is a journey to simplicity, sobriety, a profound ordinariness, and a place of rest. There are countless awakenings on this journey, and there are certain stages to waking up.
On the spiritual journey, doubt can either cripple us or it can free us. When doubt it is expressed as a negative emotion, it causes us to stall out in practice by creating fearful responses and blocking change. Or it can be a powerful tool for awakening when it’s used as an invitation to challenge what you think you know.