Guided Meditation Video

A short meditation to guide you into a deeper state of being. It’s easy to be swayed by the judgements of the mind. Situations aren’t usually the problem, it is the way we choose to see them that cause the suffering. To put it more simply, it is the identification with the mind.

Wave Of Emotion

Emotions are similar to the waves of the ocean. Sometimes you can withstand the pounding, but occasionally one will pick you up and dump you on the rocks. This is when we need to accept that emotions are a part of the awakening process. Feeling them is integral to this process. Without it you willContinue reading “Wave Of Emotion”

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?”

Pay It Backward

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 an attempt to control the above. Symptoms of this condition are labeling, and judgements. Being right is the apparition presentedContinue reading “Pay It Backward”

Ego 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 “Ego Death”

Personal Responsibility

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 “Personal Responsibility”

Mistakes Will Be Made

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 “Mistakes Will Be Made”

True 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 to it? Perhaps this whyContinue reading “True Connection”

Be 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 “Be Shapeless”

Just Paint

Honor the spiritual teaching, but do not forget that the teaching is here to serve the student. Without you it does not exist, so to speak. It is like the old zen koan, “If a tree falls down in the woods and there is no one to hear it, does it make a sound?” YouContinue reading “Just Paint”