The Nose Knows

  Step #2, Tip of the Nose – Day 3  The tip of the nose offers both a place of rest and a place of exploration; we can move our awareness to this spot in order give ourselves a rest from “the monkey mind,” or a mind that is bouncing about. The stability that this meditative … More The Nose Knows

Taking Refuge

  Step #2, Tip of the Nose – Day 2  Not unlike a bus shelter on a rainy day, the tip of the nose offers refuge from an over active mind. It is a destination, a go-to sweet spot; or rather a go-back-to again-and-again sweet spot. If thoughts were raindrops, some might say it can … More Taking Refuge

Landing Your Focus

  Step #2, Tip of the Nose – Day 1  Meditators often say that their practice offers them a greater sense of peace and ease when dealing with life’s ups and downs. Undoubtably, this generates more happiness and a lighter way of being in the world.  They also say that they notice improvement in their … More Landing Your Focus

Follow Your Nose

  Step #2, Tip of the Nose – Day 3  We experience the outside world with our senses; we hear it, touch it, see it, taste it, smell it. They help us navigate the terrain and inform our choices. Meditation allows us to give our sensory organs a rest from their usual roles… the eyes … More Follow Your Nose

Taking It All In

  Step #2, Tip of the Nose – Day 2  The essence of this week’s theme, Tip of the Nose, is captured in the photo above. This child is still, focused, captivated, and fully present. Perhaps the outer environment is crowded and hectic, and needless to say, the plane is moving 600 mph… but no … More Taking It All In

The Meeting Place

      Step #2, Tip of the Nose – Day 1  We meet here again to meditate. Wonderful! Meeting places can be quite specific. Perhaps you have readied yourself for meditation in a specific place; perhaps a designated “peace” zone for an allotted time each week which allows for quiet reflection, your own specific … More The Meeting Place

Second Time Around

  Tip of the Nose Meditation – Day 1  We are on the 2nd week of the practice or Step 2. The number 2 is awesome because, well… have a listen. It is RE-vealed in the meditation (that’s a hint). Tip of the Nose is the second step of the Practice of Living Awareness. This spot … More Second Time Around

Immerse Yourself

  Tip of the Nose Meditation – Day 3  When we find ourselves caught in a sudden rainstorm, we take cover. Whether it’s an awning, a bridge, a bus shelter, or a newspaper, the space you choose offers refuge from the prospect of getting drenched. It also offers a pause and a new view. Once we’re … More Immerse Yourself