Reflecting on the gifts of this precious human life brings us into awareness, into presence. Gratitude for nature which sustains and humbles. Gratitude for the human body which allows us to see, hear, and touch all that is within our awareness, even the unseen, untouchable, and seemingly unknowable. With gratitude, we can hold it all in our … More Gratitude For…
These times we are living in can be quite confusing. Sometimes it is hard to know which way to turn and who to believe. But there is always a light showing us the path, the path to the heart. Let’s take a breath, quiet the outer distractions and settle within. There we will find our … More The Path to the Heart
There is so much beauty, truth, and goodness in each of us. In fact, that’s what you are at your core. So often we limit the expression of the fullness of who we are. Imagine the unfurling of a fern, opening to the sunlight, or the unfurling of a sail, opening to the wind, each … More Unfurling into Self
Expectations from self and others often limit the expression of who we are and who we want to be, as do feelings of self-worth, or lack thereof. The self-critical voice often plays a non-stop commentary in our daily life. This creates a mist or fog obscuring the light within. Let’s give ourselves a break and relax, … More Relax, Release and Real-ize!
What have you discovered this week through the idea of Ground in meditation practice? Downloadable podcast: dec0415entry living from the ground of being.mp4
Plants turn toward the sun and prepare for a winter’s sleep as the seasons change. Animals navigate by the magnetic lines of Earth, some by the sky as seen from the ground, and some by moonlight. These forms of sensitivity are shared by many creatures on Earth, and human beings add their own forms of … More World Service: Sensitive Heart
Peace and happiness can be the quality of this moment, if we bring them forward. Truth is, like the sky, peace and happiness are already present. Just as we can bring the expanse of the sky into a moment by looking up, we can bring peace or happiness into a moment with a smile. The … More 1a. a Wiggle and a smile
What makes you smile? How do you feel when you do? The sky makes me smile, as do leaves and children and snowflakes and wind. I smile with understanding a lot, grateful that something has context or meaning or purpose and that I recognize that. Kindness makes me smile: giving it and receiving it. Helping … More 1c: Goodness. How powerful!
Tantric meditation and a tantric orientation in life is one of constantly bringing two qualities of Being into union and then sustaining that unified state. On the cushion that might be experienced through clarity and expansiveness (awareness and heart) being ripened and then sustained as a state. Off the cushion the same two qualities would … More Intermediate: Tantric ground