Author Archive for: Karstein Bjastad
After leaving his work of more than ten years with an American bank in the City of London, Karstein Bjastad became a stay-at-home dad. Following this bold move, Karstein had his spiritual interests re-kindled. His spiritual quest led him to A Course in Miracles, which is a non-dualistic spiritual teaching. The application of non-dualistic spirituality as taught in A Course in Miracles has become Karstein’s life passion.
Karstein has for some time felt that he was meant to write a book, and more recently connected with a concrete inspiration to do so, which lead to him to write The Naked Truth: Seven Keys for Experiencing Who You Are, A Practical Guide.
One of Karstein’s aims is to share his passion for applying non-dualistic spiritual principles with others, largely through de-mystifying and making available practical and easy-to-understand information about non-dualistic spirituality.
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Entries by Karstein Bjastad
I have learned that the greatest virtue, and the greatest gift you can give yourself, is peace of mind. And, thankfully, it’s something you can choose to give yourself. Your true self experiences peace of mind eternally, but, in order to experience your true self, you need to experience that peace first. This makes peace of mind the key thing to aim for in life. Again, you can choose to have it. This is primarily achieved by mentally letting go of what disturbs you. Your lack of peace of mind is generated by your investment in maintaining your false sense of self; by mental… Read more.
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