Your thoughts arise from your brain, yet your mind exists beyond it. Emotions are the result of the nervous system and its relationship with a wide variety of organs and hormones. Your physical body manifests as the result of… well, mostly pure magic. All of these expressions (thoughts, feelings, and actions) play out through … More Of the Earth.
As above so below. This we know, yet as we walk outside, we may not be consistently aware of the immense root system beneath the ground which reflects the size, shape, and stamina of the tree above ground. Our fullness of our vision can be limited by the confines of the material word. Similarly, we may not be … More Entry: Ground of Being – Day 3
The Festival of Light, Wesak, is underway and celebrated worldwide on the May full moon in recognition of the Buddha’s divine presence of love and light. As legend has it, every year at the exact time of the full moon, he appears in a sacred valley in the Himalayas before a group of disciples to perform a … More Entry: Ground of Being – Day 2
Step 11 explores the ground on which our being sits, or the various bodies (physical, emotional, mental, spiritual) in which our consciousness expresses. Luminous perception must have a place to preside; and it does, this place is you, or your being. We have an energetic root system which allows for us to move about … More Entry: Ground of Being – Day 1
What have you discovered this week through the idea of Ground in meditation practice? Downloadable podcast: dec0415entry living from the ground of being.mp4
The ground is underneath our feet. It is there all the time. The ground of being is like this: already present, there all the time. This inner presence is always inside. Thus, if one has practiced one’s practice – off the cushion in one’s life as well as on the cushion faithfully – then the … More 11a. Indestructible
This graphic well displays the quality of options that one has every moment. The lower part of the image is beautiful but is a repetition of a pattern. It is a replication of itself over and over. This represents our habits, patterned responses, and choices that result in no change or forward movement in consciousness. … More Intermediate: Response: patterned, illumined, or freed?
Get centered and feel the inner ground of composure, stability, and centeredness. Smile, breathe, and be present. Experience the foundational ground of Presence, authenticity, and integrity. As kindness is expressed, observe the ground of heart-mind through compassion as action. As respect is given to another person, place, or thing, delight in the shared ground of appreciation … More 11a: Ground is internal.
At some point, one’s training in meditation really does permeate one, and the results of one’s practice become integrated into one’s way of living. Then one is experiencing that meditation is the heart of one’s Being, that stability is as simple as one’s smile, as immediate as one’s breath, and as tangible as the beat … More The Heart of One’s Being