Attaining Enlightenment

Attaining enlightenment seems to be what we are all looking for when we diligently practice mindful meditation every day. I know, from personal experience, that this can be a very difficult task. When I was 19, I had three transformative experiences that shaped my life. I did not know what theses were experiences were until […]

Meditation and Acceptance

These words of wisdom from Sam Harris talk about meditation and acceptance. Acceptance of what is in the present moment is the key to liberation and happiness. The past is gone, the future has not yet come. We only have the present moment and accepting it just as it is can change our lives in […]

Real Meditation

These words of wisdom about real meditation come from one of the world’s most beloved spiritual teachers – Jiddu Krishnamurti. As a world teacher, he revolutionized the whole subject of real meditation for tens of thousands of people, including me. His words of wisdom have appeared many times in these pages. Real meditation is the […]

Bounce Back Big in 2016

These words of wisdom from Sonia Ricotti can be found in her eBook, Bounce Back BIG in 2016. Surrender to “what is” Recreate your reality Listen to the whispers To surrender to “what is” takes you to a place where you can contemplate how you got there and what you can do about it. We […]

Listening Closely to the Music of Your Mind

Andrew Olendzki, Ph. D. is a Buddhist scholar, teacher, and one of my favorite writers. I read everything of his that appears in Buddhist magazines. In these words of wisdom from Tricycle.com, he writes about listening closely to the music of your mind. In this way, we learn to see life just as it is, […]

The Natural State of Things

Once again, we have words of wisdom from Lama Surya Das on the natural state of things. I find this quote to be very compelling. We are often taught that mindfulness is non-judgmental awareness of the present moment and to experience life just as it is, in the natural state of things. Dzogpa Chenpo is […]

You Are Life Just as it Is

Here’s poem today from Mooji that teaches that you are life just as it is. Mooji was born Anthony Paul Moo-Young in Jamaica in 1954. He was a street artist in the “West End” of London town for many years. Sri Harilal Poonja, the renowned advaita master, or Papaji, as his followers call him was […]

The Best Season of Your Life

These words of wisdom from Wumen touched me the moment I read them. He was the compiler or and commenter on the Mumonkan (The Gateless Barrier) – a collection of 48 koans – stories, dialogues, questions or statements used to trigger enlightenment in Zen Buddhism and Chan Buddhism. This was one of the first books […]

Pharrell Williams Is Happy

I love this video. Pharrell Williams is Happy! Everyone is happy. People are jumping up and down with joy and  happiness. We all should be doing so. Why, you may ask? Because life exists only the present moment and we have everything we need to be happy. Just look around you. We are the gift […]

Change Is The Universal Law

After a long delay, we finally have some words of wisdom from Lama Surya Das once again. This one is about the insight of impermanence – that change is the universal law. We all know that everything must change, but we go on living as if we will live forever. We resist change and this […]

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