2014 – what a year!

What do you know, just when I have the energy to tell you all that I am too busy to blog – I post one thing after another. So this is my habitual end-of-year blogpost. This was a busy year for me. I bought a house and moved into it, I lost my grandmother, I started on the path towards becoming a mindfulness teacher, I went to Hamburg to see HH the Dalai Lama, I am signing up for finally finishing my bachelor religion studies and the main site I do business on has folded.

Are you keeping up? Probably not. I know I have a hard time keeping up myself, sometimes. [edit] (In fact, I forgot all about publishing my first book: Essays on Karma)[/edit] Thankfully the business part of my life is going better than expected – and just in time for Christmas too. That gives me some room to breath and finish that bachelor degree before the mindfulness training starts I set my heart on. With a few clients added in, I will be able to manage just fine.

So – what about this blog? Well – here are my top spiritual blogposts of all time.

  1. 10 simple mindfulness exercises
  2. On how to stay celibate
  3. Best Buddhist Blogs
  4. Karma in the Bhagavad Gita
  5. My disillusionment with Jiddu Krishnamurti
  6. Shamanism, Buddhism, and Ayahuasca – hallucinogen and spirituality (guest post)
  7. Did Buddhism win the best Religion of the world award?
  8. Anatma, no Soul, Buddha Nature, Vedantins vs Buddhism
  9. Are humans meant to be vegetarian?
  10. The five stages of the soul transformation process: Michael Mirdad

Due to the vagaries of Google, they are all several years old. My three best performing blogposts for 2014 were:

  1. Female vs Male Spirituality
  2. How to be a bad girl – or a strong woman
  3. How to bring more awareness in your daily life

On my related spiritual book reviews blog the following blogposts were most popular:

  1. Essential Sufism, edited by James Fadiman and Robert Frager
  2. Best Sufi books, books on Sufism
  3. Mindfulness for Dummies review
  4. Dakini Power: Twelve Extraordinary Women Shaping the Transmission of Tibetan Buddhism in the West
  5. Goddesses of the celestial gallery, Romio Shrestha
  6. The View From Within: First Person Approaches To The Study Of Consciousness
  7. Man The Measure Of All Things
  8. Best books on Buddhism, according to my readers
  9. Guided meditations on the Stages of the Path, Thubten Chodron
  10. The Secret Doctrine Commentaries: the Unpublished 1889 Instructions

As you probably noticed, I did a new design for this blog. I was never quite satisfied with the previous design. This one is more in balance, I think.

And before I forget: Happy Holidays everybody!