Codifying Consciousness

Codifying Consciousness

The following will probably be in two parts. More quotes than usual are included because they are portals to truth and each worthy of contemplation. The quotes that accompany this writing come from the same wisdom source as the teachings that are being highlighted here and in the previous post: The One-Two Combo of Wisdom Teachings and Nonduality. You cannot transmit wisdom and insight to another person. The seed is already there.   — Thich Nhat Hanh Wisdom and insight…

The One-Two Combo of Wisdom Teachings and Nonduality

The One-Two Combo of Wisdom Teachings and Nonduality

Enlightenment is acknowledged in Ch’an Buddhism as integrating form and emptiness. The fundamental purpose of practice is to assist the practitioner in eventually transcending duality, which is viewed as the root of all delusion in the mind.   By duality we mean seeing ourselves as truly separate from other beings and from the world around us. We need to understand that everything is connected, not just intellectually but intuitively.  Enlightenment is a culmination in which one feels unity with all…

Thankful for Thich Nhat Hanh

Thankful for Thich Nhat Hanh

Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk, a poet, a scholar, and a peace activist. His life long efforts to generate peace and reconciliation moved Martin Luther King, Jr. to nominate him for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967. When not traveling the world to teach “The Art of Mindful Living,” he teaches, writes, and gardens in Plum Village, a Buddhist monastery for monks and nuns, and a mindfulness practice center for lay people in southern France. (See his…

Reiki Stories Project 11/8/14

Reiki Stories Project 11/8/14

This Reiki Stories Project (RSP) contribution comes from my now Facebook friend Elise Brenner, a Reiki Teacher in the Greater Boston Area. After we connected some time ago on Facebook, it came to light that she’d been a long time subscriber of this Reiki Help Blog. It was a validating moment, in the same vein of a pebble in a pond which creates surprising ripples. She’s been a great supporter of my efforts on this blog, and when I reached…

The Open Heart

The Open Heart

We must look at ourselves over and over again in order to learn to love, to discover what has kept our hearts closed, and what it means to allow our hearts to open.   — Jack Kornfield That’s it, isn’t it? Tells the whole journey of life. Closed hearts don’t work, for the heart itself, the emotional life of the person, and the access there is right in the heart center for a spiritual life. (Read: Is Your Heart a…