Focusing and Meditation

These words of wisdom on Focusing and Meditation from David Rome, are an excellent introduction for meditation practitioners. Focusing is a psychological process invented by Dr. Eugene Gendlin, a philosopher and psychotherapist who was very influential in my life. He was a protege of Carl Rogers and was known for his development of a phenomenological […]

How to Navigate this Crazy World

These words of wisdom on how to navigate this crazy world came to me today from Dr. Lissa Rankin from her The Daily Flame email. I think that this is an important one to share, especially because we have been discussing deep listening and loving speech in our Mindfulness in Healing sangha for the past couple of […]

Thich Nhat Hanh on Interbeing

These words of wisdom for Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh on interbeing are a classic statement about the interconnectedness of all phenomena. For example, if you think about the recent tragedy in the marine ecosystem of central Vietnam, where a massive toxic waste disposal by Formosa Steel caused the death of millions of sea animals […]

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 […]

How to Prepare for the Future

In these wonderful words of wisdom from Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, we learn how to prepare for the future. When I first began writing these pages in 2012, several of the mentors I had would say, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail!” This was a really hard one from me as […]

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 […]

Father Time

These words of wisdom about father time (the Time-God) were hand written in a letter from Swami Veda Bharati in December 2008. We are at the end of 2015 and it is a good time to think about this time in our lives, reviewing our past year and setting intentions for the new year. In […]

The Secret of Practice

These words of wisdom for Shunyru Suzuki Roshi tell us the secret of practice. He teaches that if something is wrong with our practice, it should be a signal to us that we may have a wrong idea about practice. However, we are encouraged not to give up but to continue our practice as best […]

More on the Teaching of Impermanence

These words of wisdom from Sam Harris gives us more on the teaching of impermanence. It has to do with how the mind flits from one thing to another in a meditation session – some what like a video game! “Having spent years observing my mind in meditation, I find such sudden transitions from happiness […]