If we slow down we can drop into awareness, just observing in the present moment. No need to narrow the focus. Rather, keep the mind wide open and expansive. Allow all perceptions, what we see, what we hear, smell, taste, touch, as well as thoughts, to arise without following them. Do not grasp on to them. Do not allow them to stick. Do not embellish them. Do not make a story out of them. Just let them arise and flow through naturally. Sometimes check where the thoughts come from, where they stay, and where they go. Stay relaxed.
Gaining mastery over our destructive propensities, through the exercise of awareness and self-discipline with regard to our body, speech, and mind, frees us from the inner turmoil that naturally arises when our behavior is at […]
When we are deluged by one problem after another, we focus only on the problems, again and again and again. We forget about the good stuff. Gratitude is far from our mind, and far from […]
Meditation and mindfulness are like dance-partners. They each support the other gracefully. There are two types of meditation: focused (shamatha) and contemplative (analytical). Focused meditation also is translated as calm abiding, concentration, and single-pointed meditation. […]