For me, this image says it all. As the Entry practice is experiencing three aptitudes of mind and emotions, the Intermediate practice will explore how those three abilities or natural tendencies of awareness-mind are operational through one’s day. The three qualities are: exacting-contracting, expanding-opening, and to be naturally empty-void like the sky. The image … More Intermediate: How do we choose our reality?
We are what we seek. It is human to seek it outside of ourselves, just as one seeks water or food or warmth. In fact, because that is the method used most of the day to satisfy such needs or desires, we use that method for Wholeness too. Yet, authenticity, truth of being, the purity … More Generative: we are.
Reality is what one makes of it. Truth be told, reality is only what one makes of it. In other words, one’s reaction and relation to anyone or anything is one’s reality to that person, place, or thing. The simplicity of this fact – that reality is truly in one’s mind – means that one … More Intermediate: Reality
Life can be messy. The toilet backs up, the kids are tired, the boss had too much coffee, the rain slowed down everything. And that’s the small stuff. We could live in a war zone, have serious life transformations going on due to terminal illness of a loved one or our self, a tornado or … More 1b: Smile: Life can be messy
Choice. The choice to incarnate, the choices in our life, the choice for awareness. Choice is an interesting contemplation, one best engaged throughout one’s day as choices from the most mundane and habitual to the sublime and spontaneous arise, float through, and call us every day. Awareness is a choice. Or maybe, non-awareness is? Either … More The Perfect Journey, the perfect play
The new round of The Practice of Living Awareness begins with the only thing possible: a smile. Smiling is a choice, and awareness is too. That’s the curious thing about being human: that happiness is the choice of how we interact with a moment, and that awareness is the choice of being Aware. The power … More Step 1a: Smile with Awareness
Wind flows, streams and rivers do too; as do migrations of animals, and sap running in trees. Stepping back, we can see that flow is an essential dynamic of life on Earth. In a human being, flow is generated from heart-mind. When a person is thinking from the heart, patience and creativity are present. Without … More The flow of heart-mind
This intermediate meditation continues the focus that the inner comportment of the person creates the outer actions and life expression. In other words, our inside creates our outside. Modern life distracts us from what is going on inside. Yet, it is the agitation or peace, the contentment or dissatisfaction, the inspiration or frustration that is … More True freedom
Full acknowledgement of duality is the key to achieving Awareness. Without that full acknowledgement, one remains enamored of it, frustrated by it, frightened by the inconsistencies of duality, and trying to control it. This is an impossible feat. However, stating that “I am a being of duality,” “I live a dualistic life,” “I choose to … More Cultivating Awareness: the 51% solution
Composure and all its related states are one’s choice. When a desire arises, we have choice if to act upon it. When an opinion arises, we have choice if to speak it. We have choice a thousand times a day as to how to BE, what to do, to spend money or keep it in … More Choose composure! Step 8