The intelligence of life, of which we are an integral part, is always available to us. We just aren’t practiced enough to see it. Imagine flying in a plane on a rainy day, looking down or straight ahead we just see clouds and fog. When we lift the awareness above the clouds, it is bright, … More Light and Clarity Permeate the Mists of Mind
We have trained our minds to be smart, to be busy, to think, worry and create. Incredibly we create about 65,000 thoughts a day! 90 percent of our thoughts are repeats! What an interesting use of our time and energy. The lifetime of an emotion is about 90 seconds unless we engage it or try … More Surfing the Clouds of Thought
There are levels of density to everything in our world… seen and unseen. Ice is denser than water. Water is denser than steam. The density of a substance is the relationship between the mass of the substance and how much space it takes up… or, simply put, how tightly it’s packed in. Emotions have … More Above the clouds.
How attached are we to ourselves? To our sense of self? How does our sense of self affect our sense of others? How do we see beyond the self? And when we do this, who is doing the looking if it’s not the self? These are all valuable ponderings. Not because you may come … More The observer self.
Look around. Everywhere you look is evidence that a mind was at work… most likely many minds. Everything that surrounds you was considered into creation… even you. The contents of the manifest universe, each and every detail, was at one time a thought-form that became a reality. Thoughts are powerful, creative tools used by … More Where do we find the mind? Everywhere.
Any meditation training, essentially, is time spent getting to know the mind. This is done by first observing it and then becoming friends with it. An unruly mind leads to suffering, the Buddha suggested this 2,000 years ago and, today, science has proven it. Dr. Daniel Siegel of the UCLA Mindfulness Awareness Research Center … More Step 9: Mind
Inhalation & exhalation are the exchanges of breath. Inspiration & aspiration are the exchanges of the mind. As we aspire or stretch our awareness upwards toward finer vibrational states, we invite inspired thought-forms to make their way to the mind. With solid ground established within our meditation practice, we can reach to the realms of intuition and co-creative imagination. … More Entry: Mind – Day 3
Have we been experiencing the breath or observing the breath? Have we been experiencing the mind or observing the mind? Both. Experiencing and observing can be markedly different, though both collect data. As we experience, we register information with our perceptions in a subjective way. The data we receive as the observer feels a bit more objective. … More Entry: Mind – Day 2
All teachings that surround meditation have one clear purpose, which is getting to know the mind. Why? The Buddha would say that the source of our suffering is to be discovered within the mind. If we’re feeling stressed or worried, it originated in the mind. If we are overcome with grief, this suffering is … More Entry: Mind – Day 1