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.
Mindfulness is now a household term yet most people do not know what it means. This is bolstered by the fact that different experts define it differently. The Tibetan word is ‘tenpa,’ which can also […]
Cultivate a life of awareness. Rather than being reactive, be introspective. At the same time be spontaneous and natural. This spontaneity comes with cultivating awareness. Drop into the present moment as much as possible. Gradually […]
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. […]