Inner experiences are of another kind compared to the way we experience the physical world. The physical senses no longer dominate (though still there) and the inner senses take over. It really helps to identify this going in. The inner
The Space of Being
What we call “I” is just a swinging door which moves when we inhale and when we exhale. It just moves; that is all. When your mind is pure and clam enough to follow this movement, there is nothing: no
How Important is Posture in Meditation?
In the still night by the vacant window, wrapped in monk’s robe I sit in meditation. navel and nostrils lined up straight; ears paired to the slope of the shoulders. Window whitens — the moon comes up; rain’s stopped, but
Breathing in, I am aware that there’s irritation in me. Breathing out, I smile to my irritation. Breathing in, I am aware that there are worries in me. Breathing out, I take care of my worries. Our irritation or worries
Practice Methods Lead to Practicing Qualities
The practice of personal and spiritual growth is twofold: Methods of contemplative practice Qualities that are practiced They come in that order. There can be a tendency to put the cart before the horse. If you have access to effective
Are You a Path Walker or Toe-Dipper?
There are various notions of what being spiritual is and what constitutes spirituality. Most don’t go to nearly enough depth to make a real difference in a person’s life. Our culture has been dealing with a commodification of spirituality. Often
Resources to Navigate Troubled Times
The planet we call home is definitely being put through its paces. What’s on the news these days? Floods Earthquakes Evidence everyday of climate change New viruses Mass shootings Refugees, especially children Ongoing wars Terrorism Nationalism Racism / Hatred Misogyny