Energy Follows Attention

When I was studying for my certification as an authorized teacher of the enneagram with Helen Palmer, she would almost always say in the trainings, “Energy follows attention!” This has stuck with me since 1988, and I have experienced it as a fact. If I put my attention on writing this article, for example, my […]

What the Meditation Masters Say about the Present Moment

This post is about what the masters say about the present moment. Walking in nature can easily bring us back to the present moment when we look at the wonders of life in the natural world. Just think for a moment what got you right here, right now – what causes and conditions had to […]

The Divine Now

Living life in the divine now, the present moment is taught by all spiritual teachers from all traditions. Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh says, “My path is the path of stopping, the path of enjoying the present moment. It is a path where every step brings me back to my true home. It is a […]

Attention Means Attention

Here are more Weekly Words of Wisdom from Lama Surya Das. Today we hear from Zen Master Charlotte Joko Beck. Unfortunately, she died last June and I was deeply saddened by her passing. She was an American Zen teacher and the author of Everyday Zen: Love and Work and Nothing Special: Living Zen. Whenever her writings appeared […]