Presents or Presence?

It is interesting how the gap between wanting and getting dictates our gratitude for what we receive in life. Less time usually means less gratitude, and more time usually means more. Getting what you want easily is just instant gratification. You can observe this in children when they open a gift, and then how quicklyContinue reading “Presents or Presence?”

Transforming Work Into Presence

It is probably safe to say that work has become a means to an end for many in our world today. Meaningful work is a hot commodity but increasingly difficult to come by. If you’ve ever seen the movie Office Space, although exaggerated in some respects, it does do a great job of portraying theContinue reading “Transforming Work Into Presence”

Daily Meds: Currency

To be motivated by fear is to be fooled by the illusion of control. Whether it is projected inward or outwardly toward another person, group, or life circumstance. Any type of negative emotion unchecked is a an attempt to control the above. Symptoms of this condition are labeling, and judgements. Being right is the apparitionContinue reading “Daily Meds: Currency”

Daily Meds: Death

People go through many deaths in a week. Changes and the dissolution of situations are like deaths. And many practice denial as a coping method, which is probably the one thing the ego refuses to let go. Never mind what it wants, for there will be no grief shone on the ego. The ego isContinue reading “Daily Meds: Death”

Spiritual Exercise

It is probably safe to say that meditation and yoga are the exercises most associated with spiritual development. I say they are methods to build spiritual muscle, and the basis for creativity. While sitting in contemplation one day, and during a space of no thought, an idea germinated in my mind. A way of usingContinue reading “Spiritual Exercise”

Daily Meds: Response

The ego will reach into the darkest corners of your mind in hopes of pulling you into unconsciousness. Know that whatever comes to the surface is not yours and has nothing to do with your true self. So many thoughts have been absorbed by your mind that you could never be bound to all ofContinue reading “Daily Meds: Response”

The Body Doesn’t Tell Lies

Using the body as a vehicle for awakening may be the greatest tool a spiritual practitioner has available to them. It is there and always at your disposal, but over the years it is easy to take for granted. Especially if you view it as a reminder of past failures, or it may be failingContinue reading “The Body Doesn’t Tell Lies”

Daily Meds: Mistakes

Being able to admit when the ego has taken over is a very important part of spiritual practice. One needs to be honest, but not brutally honest. There’s no need to condemn yourself or others for making mistakes. It is possible to move through the mistakes the way we move through emotional pain. You simplyContinue reading “Daily Meds: Mistakes”

Daily Meds: Connection

It seems to be the way of humans to make something up when encountered with a person they don’t know very well. This is a part of human nature, which has little to do with your true self. But does the unknown become less scary when you attach a label? Perhaps this why people reallyContinue reading “Daily Meds: Connection”

Daily Meds: Shapeless

A master and a beginner share some of the same characteristics. Proof of this can be observed in the fields of painting, music, dance or martial arts. For example, a painter may start by painting specific shapes at the beginning of the learning process to painting something that doesn’t necessarily look like anything in particular.Continue reading “Daily Meds: Shapeless”