No Picture
uncategorized

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, […]

No Picture
uncategorized

Come home again to awareness

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 […]

No Picture
uncategorized

Inner peace is cultivated inwardly

Awareness is cultivated looking inward. Usually we are looking outward through the senses. We see, we hear, we smell, we taste, we touch, all with an outward focus. Awareness is an inward focus. For many […]

No Picture
uncategorized

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 […]

Message

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. […]

Message

Mindfulness

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 […]

Message

Rather than being reactive

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 […]

Message

When we practice awareness of the present moment

When we practice awareness of the present moment, slowly shift that awareness to awareness itself. The awareness of itself is awareness of the mind; not the superficial chatter, but the deeper stillness.

Message

When you feel out of balance

When you feel out of balance, take a deep breath and return to awareness. Be aware of everything around you and inside of you. Flow gently with ease. When you feel in balance, return to […]