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Chris Grosso is an author, independent culturist, spiritual aspirant, recovering addict, speaker, and professor with en*theos Academy. He writes for Origin magazine, Mantra Yoga + Health magazine and created the popular hub for all things alternative, independent, and spiritual with TheIndieSpiritualist.com. Chris continues the exploration with his debut book titled Indie Spiritualist. Connect with Chris of Facebook: www.facebook.com/XchrisGrossoX and Twitter: www.twitter.com/XchrisGrossoX

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Who Is Ken Wilber? (And Why You Should Know)

(1) Comments | Posted January 28, 2014 | 3:10 PM

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"If ordinary people don't perceive that our grand ideas are working in their lives then they can't develop the higher level of consciousness, to use a term that American philosopher Ken Wilber wrote a whole book about. He said, you know, the problem...

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Spirituality and Heavy Metal? Oh, Yes

(2) Comments | Posted January 13, 2014 | 5:14 PM

"For things to reveal themselves to us, we need to be ready to abandon our views about them." - Thich Nhat Hanh


Look deeper. Look deeper at your mala, your skateboard, your yoga mat. Look deeper at your records, your books, your loved ones; look deeper. Look deeper...

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Do You Suck at Loving Yourself? I Did Too, but This Simple Practice Helped Tremendously

(2) Comments | Posted November 4, 2013 | 3:29 PM

We all mentally beat ourselves up from time to time. You know how it goes: "I can't believe I was that stupid," or "I'm too fat or thin," or "I'll never be good enough for him or her" and so forth.

Some of us, however, have deeper levels of self-denigration...

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The Hope and Hurt: Living and Dying in Addiction

(4) Comments | Posted October 23, 2013 | 3:56 PM

Waking up in a jail cell with little to no recollection of how you got there really isn't anyone's idea of a good time -- okay, at least it's not most people's idea of a good time. Yet thanks to living in active addiction for many years, I've managed to...

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Meeting Racism, Homophobia and Close-Mindedness With Love and Compassion

(0) Comments | Posted October 16, 2013 | 2:13 PM

Hate, negativity, close-mindedness -- none of this is new. Being heavily tattooed with big holes in my earlobes, a skateboarder and a fan of punk/hardcore music since my teenage years has left me all too familiar with judgmental people, especially growing up in a small town before these things started...

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Be Cool and Don't Be an Asshole

(9) Comments | Posted October 8, 2013 | 7:57 PM

"The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely."~ C.G. Jung

"Be Cool and Don't Be an Asshole" may be the greatest spiritual teaching I've ever heard.

We're all assholes sometimes -- myself very much included. I'm not proud of it, but if I'm truly dedicated to becoming a better...

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