Natural Meditation is an effortless practice that's quite suited to a Western audience. Traditionally, it has even been called non-meditation. In this short post, I consider the unique method of Natural Meditation and contrast ordinary awareness with pure awareness.
The basis of mindfulness meditation is awareness. So, what's the big deal about awareness? In this post, I talk about ordinary awareness, how important it is, and how it can be refined into pure gold.
Meditation has a way of changing our perspective on many levels. In this post, I talk about my first experience of pure perception and how the world changed before my very eyes.
Nothing takes us farther away from the present moment than being completely lost in thought. This post considers how we deal with the thinking mind and why it's so important.
Working with emotional energy can be a real challenge, both in meditation and in daily life. We often suppress difficult emotions. In this post, I talk about facing emotion with the heart of a warrior.
How much control do we really have in life? In this post, I consider this question in reference to an affirmation I used during my cancer treatments. Did saying it really help me find my enthusiasm again?
What happens we meditate just to keep things on an even keel? In this post, I talk about opening to experience as it is without trying to control it. Sometimes it just takes a gentle nudge.