So much of our mental pain and anguish stems from our almost obsessive clinging to the person we think we are. This leads to so much disappointment, disillusionment, and worse. When was the last time you took a critical look into the question, “on a deeper more fundamental level who really am I?” This goes beyond mere intellectual curiosity. Sometimes just sit quietly examining this question. See what surfaces, if anything. Learn to become AWARE through this quiet inner process. Just be aware and rest in this awareness. Try it; you may like it.
Allow all perceptions
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, […]
Let’s learn to rest the mind
We’ve rested the body. Now let’s learn to rest the mind. This is crucial for good physical and mental health, let alone inner peace. There are different levels of resting the mind. First, we just […]
Meditation and mindfulness
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. […]