Pondering Presence

Flow – Day 3: Flow as an optimal state of consciousness. Ultimately, we immerse ourselves in flow by becoming present. Simple words. But are they? For today’s conversation on the past week’s practice, Steve and Jake discuss the intricacies of staying present, both in one’s practice and in life itself. Enjoy. Would you like to … More Pondering Presence

Gently Expanding

Flow – Day 2 Watching the breath involves some effort, but not too much. It becomes a balancing act between not pushing too hard and not giving up completely. Once we arrive at the tip of the nose, we can gently allow our awareness to expand to the whole body breathing. As always, we aren’t … More Gently Expanding

Let Things Flow

Flow – Day 1:  We begin a new week and welcome a new theme: flow. Perhaps global conditions for the last year and a half have brought the concept of flow and its impact on our lives, our psyche, and our well-being to the forefront of our minds in new and sometimes urgent ways: the … More Let Things Flow

Breathing With and In The World

Flow Meditation – Day 3 We’ve been ending each meditation with a mantra of sorts. It moves us through breathing light into the mind, breathing light into our feeling nature, breathing light into our physical body, and breathing light into our sense of self. The mind, the emotions, and the physical body are all aspects … More Breathing With and In The World

Flowing Forward

Flow Meditation – Day 1   We begin a new week and welcome a new theme: flow. With Spring upon us and the whole world ready for day-to-day life to come to a more recognizable flow, we are considering the concept of “flow” and its impact on our lives, our psyche, and our well-being. The … More Flowing Forward

Flow Forward

Flow Meditation – Day 3 “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” – Lao Tzu, author of Tao Te Ching. There is a time to take a stand, to act, and to say, … More Flow Forward

Drip. Drop. Drip.

Flow Meditation – Day 2 Are you able to go with the flow? Do you meet change with open-mindedness and with little resistance? Fact is, adaptability is essential to our longevity; at very least, it helps us get through the day with ease. Practicing flow helps us cultivate lots of positive qualities – a willingness … More Drip. Drop. Drip.

Observing Flow

Flow Meditation – Day 1 Thoughts can line up in the mind like airplanes cued on the runway for take-off. As soon as one disappears in the distance, a new one revs its engines. It is called a thought-stream after-all. “What is that noise?” “Oh, it’s the dryer.” “Did I clean the lint filter when … More Observing Flow