Intermediate: Creating the habit of Awareness

Changing one habit for another is an ongoing human endeavor. The goal is to have the new habit be a better one, better determined by the benefits it provides. Transforming habitual patterns for in-the-moment Awareness and recognition is a process that can be powerful unto itself, however, the results are where the lasting benefits lie. … More Intermediate: Creating the habit of Awareness

Foundations of Living Awareness – a meditation retreat for everyone!

Join us March 17-19 at the Foundations of Living Awareness Retreat to find out more about Smile, Step 1 of The Practice of Living Awareness, and every other step that we are covering in our Entry Level practice. Each and every one of these meditative steps can be used in your everyday life, on and off of the … More Foundations of Living Awareness – a meditation retreat for everyone!

Effortless Effort

In The Practice of Living Awareness, the experience of “settling” leads to everything else. That might seem obvious because it’s the first technique engaged, yet, let’s analyze what’s going on inside that minute or so. A smile brings readiness and contentment to the moment. A long slow deep breath potentially rivets one in Presence. Add … More Effortless Effort

Intermediate: Response: patterned, illumined, or freed?

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?

Puppy training: learning meditative attention

What do you pay attention to? And, what do you give attention to? – two distinct questions. What does not get your attention? Furthermore, if you were to guess, what percentage of your day has no true attention applied to it? – it is being lived habitually. Meditation requires sustained attention that is withdrawn from … More Puppy training: learning meditative attention

Luminous Perception on Spirit Fire Radio: great show!

Autism was the subject of off-the-cushion application of Luminous Perception. A great show with a great guest. Steve, Tim, and their guest Tammy Duncan brought home several ways by which Luminous Perception is alive within our life, and how any situation is not only what it seems. Check it out! Scroll down the Spirit Fire … More Luminous Perception on Spirit Fire Radio: great show!

Feel the release

Autumn is the perfect time to explore release. Lungs do it, trees do it, rivers do it. Release is necessary. Lungs release carbon dioxide generated by our body in the exchange of life giving breath. Trees release leaves that generated photosynthesis and food for the tree during the growing season. Rivers release their abundance gathered … More Feel the release

of three minds

Mind is a very comprehensive word. It refers to: creative processes, intuitive processes, emotional processes, and sorting out daily living processes. In order to accomplish all of these, mind has three primary qualities: contracting or exacting, expanding and opening, and empty mind or mind in a state of peace. Human beings are unique in that … More of three minds

Ahhh, Composure!

Meditation training combines two factors: feminine and masculine. Within The Practice of Living Awareness, feminine energy is within the first several steps: Flow, Soften and Open, Receive-Release as examples. Masculine energy is within the next several steps beginning with Asana. Asana brings an acuity to one’s practice: straighten up, hold the attitude and altitude, command … More Ahhh, Composure!