Mind Meditation- Day 3 Awareness is omnipresent; it just is. Our mind operates within the field of awareness and wisdom precipitates from it. As we create stability in the mind through non-judgmental attention (mindfulness + concentration), we create a doorway into the vast field of awareness. This doorway can easily become obstructed or even slammed … More Vastitude
Mind Meditation- Day 2 The Eightfold Path was consistently presented by the Buddha as a guide to end suffering. The eight parts are divided into three groupings: ethical conduct (right speech, right action, and right livelihood), mental discipline (right effort, right mindfulness, and right concentration), and wisdom (right thought and right understanding). If we take … More Samadhi
Mind Meditation- Day 1 Judgement and criticism have been described as great human heresies. Why? Because they are divisive at their core. They inevitably lead to separateness. Negative thoughts lead to negative emotions which have a negative impact on our physiology, relationships, outlook, and our lives in general. Ponder the last time someone cut you … More What’s On Your 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 … More The Altitude of Mind
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 … More The Observer Mind
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 The Mind’s Landscape
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.
What is the mind? One definition refers to the mind as “a set of cognitive faculties including consciousness, perception, thinking, judgement, language and memory. It is usually defined as the faculty of an entity’s thoughts and consciousness.” Another definition states that the mind is an “element of a person that enables them to be aware … More Step 9: Mind