Discipline and Freedom

Tom Stine has written a new post, Discipline and Freedom, basically on how to get through the maze of techniques of awakening. I’ve said some similar things in a little different way. Worth a read. …

Everything Wakes

There is an interesting aspect of awakening that is not too often covered. Awakening is not about what you or I are doing, it’s what everything is doing. Everything wakes. Of course, it’s not possible …

Coming Home

Some describe the experience of the spiritual journey as a coming home. This is surprisingly literal. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi used to use the phrase “mother is at home” to describe the security one felt in …

Habits of Ignorance

The mind is a habit machine. That’s how we learn to ride a bike, drive a car, and read. But it’s also how we respond automatically and inappropriately to some circumstances. Like learning to spell …

Flow Gratitude

In this holiday season, I am reminded over and over again the importance of gratitude. In a recent post, Deep Forgiveness, I mentioned the value of gratitude in creating the space for forgiveness and the …

Seasons Greetings

A Letter to the Most Illustrious the Contessina Allagia degli Aldobrandeschi: “To you on this day: I salute you. I am your friend, and my love for you goes deep. There is nothing that I …

Choose Silence

More on the theme of letting go. Choose silence, and love is apparent When we choose silence, we choose to give up the reasons not to love, which are the reasons for going to war, …

Complete Forgiveness

Today, a series of articles on several blogs were posted on Forgiveness. This is a response to some of the feedback I’ve received. In no particular order. NOTE – if you land here first, you …

Deep Forgiveness

Takuin and Albert (Urban Monk) decided to post on the subject of Forgiveness on the same day. They invited me and others to do the same. It’s an important subject and a good time of …

What’s Real?

Responses to a few questions on reality… What’s Real? When we answer questions about reality, we can look at it 2 ways. Firstly, there is reality that is unchanging, absolute, omnipresent silence. That which cannot …

Exploring Cognition

In a discussion forum with several experienced and awake people, we explored the nature of cognition. This is what I derived from the results. Cognitions are a specific form of experience characterized by a sense …