Looking at the World

  When our thinking mind subsides, what we might call our heart-mind takes over, and we can begin to live in love. ~ Ram Dass, Polishing the Mirror As children, the play of the sun on rippling water brought us before God’s throne. Did you ever see an infant gaze at a lightbulb or the…

A Simple Breath Meditation

Throughout the day—when you feel worried or stressed—try returning to your essential nature by practicing the simple exercise below. 1.  Sit comfortably on your chair or cushion with back straight and eyes open or closed. 2.  Relax and become aware of your breathing. 3.  Focus on the rise and fall of your belly or the…

Meditation Audios

Be the silent watcher of your thoughts and behavior. You are beneath the thinker. You are the stillness beneath the mental noise. You are the love and joy beneath the pain. —Eckhart Tolle If you practice meditation regularly, you will find yourself becoming calmer,  more centered, and more intune with your true nature. Here are two …

What You Seek Is Within

I will never forget that day; it was then that I found what I had been searching for in those far-off places, and I didn’t even have to leave the country. With my eyes closed in meditation, I felt the most profound peace and connection. I felt as if I had found my real home,…

Dwelling in the Flow of Things

The Opening of Eyes  That day I saw beneath dark clouds the passing light over the water and I heard the voice of the world speak out, I knew then, as I had before life is no passing memory of what has been nor the remaining pages in a great book waiting to be read……

A Matter of Practice

During the time you are practicing mindfulness, you stop talking—not only the talking outside, but the talking inside.   The talking inside is the thinking, the mental discourse that goes on and on and on inside. Real silence is the cessation of talking—of both the mouth and of the mind.   This is not the…

Remembering

You are not a troubled guest on this earth, you are not an accident amidst other accidents.—David Whyte   What to Remember When Waking In that first hardly noticed moment in which you wake, coming back to this life from the other, more secret, movable and frighteningly honest world where everything began,

Breaking Surface by Mark Nepo

Let no one keep you from your journey no rabbi or priest, no mother who wants you to dig for treasures she misplaced, no father

Journey of Awakening

Perhaps at some time you have sat quietly by the side of an ocean or river. At first there is one big rush of sound. Listening quietly, you begin to hear a multitude of subtle sounds: the waves hitting the shore, the rushing current of the river. In that peacefulness and silence of mind you…

Inner Peace

We get what we cultivate in our lives. Like seeds, our thoughts take root in our experience.If we focus on failure, we fail.Even our unexpressed thoughts affect our work, our relationships, our daily lives… As we change our attitude, we change our world. ~ Diane Dreher, The Tao of Inner Peace   Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of the…

Mindfulness in Daily Life

The final step in integrating meditation into your awareness is to use the stuff of daily life as part of meditation. There are ways of perceiving the world and the way you live in it such that each experience brings you more deeply into the meditative space. —Ram Dass To increase your open and joyful…

Breathless Unity

Stop thinking that meditation is anything special. As children, the play of the sun on rippling water brought us before God’s throne. Did you ever see an infant gaze at a lightbulb or the moon? Spiritual techniques are discovered naturally by infants and little children: holding their breath, staring unblinking, standing on their heads, imitating…