From Roots to Stars

A strong foundation gives us the roots from which to grow.  This stability does not always begin with family, but it does begin from within.  Instead of noticing the amazing and unique qualities and skill sets with which we are naturally endowed, we often turn to a sense of incompleteness, not good enough or a … More From Roots to Stars

4b. The experience of tranquility is soft and open.

We are alive because we breathe. Our whole existence is because lungs breathe in and lungs breathe out. Family, friends, the particular quality of being that you are is here only because we breathe. Without breath, there is no heart beat, no brain functioning, no you, no me. But we do breathe, we are alive. … More 4b. The experience of tranquility is soft and open.

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

The Heart of One’s Being

At some point, one’s training in meditation really does permeate one, and the results of one’s practice become integrated into one’s way of living. Then one is experiencing that meditation is the heart of one’s Being, that stability is as simple as one’s smile, as immediate as one’s breath, and as tangible as the beat … More The Heart of One’s Being

The truth of it

Heart-mind is one. It is one broad spectrum of relatedness that includes and makes thinking, creativity, associations, and ease possible. Separated – or brainwashed and acculturated to believe that heart and mind are separate – the problems of separateness result: violence, judgement, animosity, negation and limitation. Heart-mind are provide a limitlessness of responses, possibilities, creative … More The truth of it

Using duality 3: establishing flawless meditation

Meditation, like everything else in the construct of duality, uses twos. Recognizing them (“notice the usually not noticed”), harnessing them (“bridle the horses of bliss and radiance”), and holding them in a unified ripened state (the All-Ground) is the training necessary to achieve and establish true meditation. This podcast begins with a few statements regarding … More Using duality 3: establishing flawless meditation

The flame of compassion and awareness

The source of light is fire. The Sun, a campfire, even the light of a light bulb is some form of controlled combustion. Fire within us gives our body warmth, as well as experienced through passion, excitement, and love. The flame of compassion and awareness is also within us. It is this that lights the … More The flame of compassion and awareness

* Trust your practice: step 7

This step is Interlude. With it we experience the cornucopia of gifts that have been cultivated and thus are available from our meditation practice. And because our practice is The Practice of Living Awareness all of its steps enhance our awareness and can be brought into the livingness of every day. As such, we can … More * Trust your practice: step 7