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Intense Awareness

When the mind is cornered, it often times enters a state of intense awareness. Have you ever been in a situation where you have faced an immediate danger? Time slows down, every second seems longer. You are intensely alert, while anticipating the inevitable...

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Buddhist Greed, Hatred And Delusion

In this post, I will elaborate on a very short yet profound Buddhist teaching that applies to every spiritual seeker. Regular readers of axel g know that I‘m not religious, however, I draw a lot of inspiration from Buddhist spiritual teachings...

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Thinking Is A Blessing And A Curse

Here is another post that endeavors to make you see reality as it really is, it will bring you face to face with thinking. In our modern day world, thinking is grossly overrated. To me, that is a denial of reality...

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Spiritual Reality

Let me share my reflections on spiritual reality. This post will give you a good idea of what spiritual reality is and what it is like to experience it. Before we plunge into the abstract pool of spiritual reality...

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Reliving Your Life

If you could relive your entire life, from birth right up to today, would you do it? Here is another interesting consideration, would you like to undo things you have said and done while overtaken by intense emotions...

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App Addiction

In this post I will rub in the message that continuous connectivity makes for app addiction. Let us explore the drawbacks of always keeping in touch with friends and checking endless notifications...

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The Revengeful Mind

Have you ever thought of taking revenge on a lover that broke your heart? How about the guys that bullied you at school, has the thought ever occurred to you? Be really honest with yourself, take a moment to reflect on it...

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Frustration In Spiritual Practice

What is it truly like to tread the spiritual path? In this post we‘ll explore the most common types of frustration encountered in spiritual practice. We will also take a good look at the causes of frustration and how to overcome it...

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How To Be Less Emotionally Reactive

Here I offer my best advice on how to be less emotionally reactive. The process of transcending emotional reactivity is gradual and most challenging. These are also the main reasons I have decided to cover the topic over again...

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Subtle Worlds (Book Review)

Here is an honest book review of Subtle Worlds: An Explorer‘s Field Notes. It was authored by David Spangler who helped establish the Findhorn spiritual community in Scotland, in the early 1970s. David and his wife Julie also co-founded the Lorian Association...

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600 Meditations In 100 Days

It has been just over 4 years, since I changed my mode of meditation practice. Prior to the change, meditation retreats formed the core of my spiritual practice. The retreats were between 5 to 12 weeks long, and the average year would add up to about 6 months in meditation retreat...

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What Every Vegetarian Should Know

Having been a vegetarian for 16 years, I thought it would be a good idea to share my personal experiences with you. In this post, I will point out what I consider the most crucial information that every vegetarian should be aware of...

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How To Establish A Daily Meditation Practice

Here is the post every sincere meditator and spiritual seeker should read. As you may have noticed, it is not easy to establish a daily meditation practice. For one, it takes a fair measure of motivation, discipline and endurance to keep it up...

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Sex And Alcohol In Spirituality

Here we will explore wholesome attitudes towards sex and alcohol for spiritual seekers. Is there even a need to change your habits because you follow a spiritual path? Other areas that will be touched upon are morality...

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Personal Development Clearly Explained

In this post we‘ll explore what personal development really is, what the benefits are and how to best practice it. As you already know, axel g covers personal development, meditation and spirituality. In a moment, I‘ll elaborate on how they are connected...

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How To Maximize Your Daily Meditation Practice

In this article, you will learn how to maximize your daily meditation practice. As boring as it may sound, the very foundation is to cultivate a willingness to make effort, often referred to as discipline, endurance or motivation...

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How To Find Motivation To Meditate

Regardless whether you are new to meditation or a seasoned practitioner, motivating yourself is one of the toughest challenges a meditator or spiritual seeker faces, in the long term...

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What Is The Spiritual Stance On Killing?

I received an email from a long-term reader, that had some feedback and questions about an article called What Every Vegetarian Should Know. It‘s really nice to hear from you, keep the emails coming...

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Heart Chakra Sounds (Review)

In this review you will discover the pros and cons of Music Acupuncture‘s Heart Chakra sounds, which is a truly unique product. The first time I came into contact with Music Acupuncture was at a new age workshop, in 2000 or 2001...

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