Awareness is present when the “me-sense” is present. Awareness is present when the”me-sense’ is not present. Awareness is present when the sense of “beingness” is present. Awareness is present when the sense of “beingness” is not present. Awareness is present when there is a sense of “knowing.” Awareness is present when there is no senseContinue reading “Awareness is Everything”
Regardless of our understanding, difficult states continue to come up, but we don’t focus on them. We just allow them to be there, allow them to arise and do whatever it is they do, but continue to practice short moments of resting as we are again and again. We begin to see that it allContinue reading “Don’t Be Fooled By Smoke”
You are already what you’re looking for. You can’t ‘become’ it, ‘find’ it, ‘create’ it, or ‘lose’ it. All that is ever happening is that our attention gets caught by shiny objects. Misdirected attention. When it happens – and it will – see that only the attention has moved. What knows the attention has movedContinue reading “Shiny Objects”
As we go through the day we have thousands of thoughts coursing through awareness of all sorts – practical, happy, sad, memories, plans, judgments, criticisms, fantasies – the list is endless. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this. The amount of thinking we have, the speed of our thinking, the tone of our thinking, theContinue reading “It’s a Binary Choice”
About three years ago, my wife and I decided to brick our backyard. We have two big trees that cast shade across the yard throughout the growing season; those, combined with four dogs meant no grass and plenty of mud. We had a hard time finding the bricks we wanted to use, but when weContinue reading “The Bricks in Your Head”
Mind is space. Space is the multidimensional canvas in which Thought appears. Consciousness brings Thought to life. Regardless of what Thought and Consciousness are bringing to life, each moment, return home to Mind.
My clients come to see me with sometimes sad, crazy, unpredictable, irritated, altruistic, calm, sublime, lustful, brilliant, anxious, poetic, ugly, murderous, hideous, self-centered, terrified, thinking. My thinking can also be sometimes sad, crazy, unpredictable, irritated, altruistic, calm, sublime, lustful, brilliant, anxious, poetic, ugly, murderous, hideous, self-centered, and terrified. When my clients leave and move onContinue reading “So What?”
We can never find peace in thoughts – at least, not permanent peace. Real peace is before thought. It is the space in which thought arises. This space is Mind. This space is what all of us and every animate and inanimate object already are. Just stay here. No effort needed.
We usually walk around imagining that our moment-to-moment experience of life is the result of situations and people around us: * I’m irritated because that guy cut me off in traffic * I’m cranky because I have to go to work early * I’m bummed because my boyfriend or girlfriend wants to end our relationshipContinue reading “Personal Thought or Mind?”
Last week, I was with a client who was struggling. We were discussing the role Thought plays in creating our moment-to-moment experience of life. When I asked him if it was making sense to him, he said, “Yeah. So what you’re saying is that I need to push away or smack down the bad thinkingContinue reading “The Wasps in Your Head”