When astronauts recall their experience of seeing the Earth and the moon from a distance, floating in infinite space, they all seem to experience a keen sense of awe, wonder, and blissful curiosity. Many say that they see the Earth is a living organism of which they are a part. I would compare, with humility, … More Facing Forward
As the Pierre Teilhard de Chardin quote proclaims, “We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience.” The earth beneath our feet provides stability, the sky above our heads provides spaciousness. Light reveals and the rhythm of each unfolding experience creates the momentum of our lives. … More The Human Experience
“Hello world. I’m here!” Yes, the world sees you. You are in it and of it. Your are experiencing the world around you; responding to it, moving through it, and shaping it. Your thoughts arise from your brain, yet your mind exists beyond it. Emotions are the result of the nervous system and its … More Enjoying the Vessel
Human being. Being human. Being still. Still being. Being grounded. Grounded being. Yes, meditation accentuates all of these states of being. The last two steps involved working with the mind. For Step 11, we acknowledge this precious fact: the lighted awareness that we have generated by consciously engaging various aspects of the mind … More An Introduction to Step 11: Ground of Being
Winter is waning here in New England and only a few patches of snow remain. The sun lingers a little longer each day and the ground is beginning to soften and warm. Soon sprouts will appear on the topsoil, buds will appear on the trees, and green will return to dominate the landscape. Plants … More Upward.
Have you ever spent time in the forest? It is rejuvenating. The air is alive. It is pure, It is rich. Trees are the lungs of the earth. They purify the atmosphere, absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen. Their various processes of giving and receiving also help to regulate water cycles and and build up … More The lungs of the earth.
Expression elicits an equal and opposite response. We learn this in physics. We experience this in relationships. And we’ve observed this with the breath: every inhale is followed by an exhale; receiving is followed by releasing. This week we respond to the light of mind with the ground of being. Happy meditating! Downloadable … More As above, so below.
Human being. Being human. Being still. Still being. Being grounded. Grounded being. Yes, meditation accentuated all of these states of being. We have spent the last several steps working with the mind. For Step 11, we acknowledge this precious fact: the awareness that we have generated by consciously engaging various aspects of the mind … More Step 11: Ground of Being
What have you discovered this week through the idea of Ground in meditation practice? Downloadable podcast: dec0415entry living from the ground of being.mp4