What goes up, must come down

    Meditation often is often depicted as “going up”, striving for the unknown, that ineffable, unreachable something.  It is a desire that lies deep within that drives us, to truly experience or in-body this something greater.  It seems to be an attainment or placement of sorts, the reaching of a pinnacle from where we … More What goes up, must come down

What goes up, must come down

    Meditation often is often depicted as “going up”, striving for the unknown, that ineffable, unreachable something.  It is a desire that lies deep within that drives us, to truly experience or in-body this something greater.  It seems to be an attainment or placement of sorts, the reaching of a pinnacle from where we … More What goes up, must come down

9b. Openness

Creative thinking, contemplation, appreciation, and inspiration are by-products of the expansive or open quality of mind. This is the second quality that we are engaging this week with Step 9 of the Entry practice. We recall that the human mind includes all thinking, emoting, sensing and sensation. In general, these are related to the exacting … More 9b. Openness

4b. The master teachers within

Within us principles are expressing. Learning to notice them, to come inside to experience them, makes those principles available to our consciousness. The lungs, like the breath, provide opportunity to notice such principles. One principle is opening requires a softening, a yielding. Examples of this abound. The softening of a bud allows the new leaf … More 4b. The master teachers within

4a. Master teachers, a master teaching

Our lungs offer us profound teachings all through the day. Rhythm and flow are two but this week we will engage another: soften, open, and receive. The lungs must soften in order to open, they must open in order to receive the breath of life that will keep us alive for another half a minute. … More 4a. Master teachers, a master teaching

Profound

Each moment can be an instant of the profound. Breath leads us to that experience. All that’s required is presence to the moment and then a softening and opening. Voila! What we might discover is spoken of in this guided meditation. This meditation is step 4b.   Downloadable podcast: Profound

Using duality 2: the gaze

This round of Intermediate level of instruction in meditation sets out from the premise that our collective perception of duality and ourselves as dual can be used to establish the more true and refined awareness of One and, thus, oneness. Duality is experienced as perception, concepts, ideas, desires, and the experience of having an experience … More Using duality 2: the gaze