mind-spirit

meditation

WALKING MEDITATION: Walk your way to mindfulness

WALKING MEDITATION: Walk your way to mindfulness

A few months ago, the BBC did a piece on the death of “purposeless walking.” Many famous thinkers were walkers, including...
January 28, 2015 × 0 comments

personal growth

ON RUNNING OUT OF AUTHORS: The “literary canon” of a baby-boomer’s youth explodes like a seed-pod, into a cornucopia

ON RUNNING OUT OF AUTHORS: The “literary canon” of a baby-boomer’s youth explodes like a seed-pod, into a cornucopia

I I’m a baby boomer. When I studied literature in high school and went on to university, the “holy trinity” was made up...
January 28, 2015 × 3 comments

contemplations

NONDUALITY AND THE ALLURE OF THE ABSOLUTE: Instead of sitting to solve your life, sit to witness it

NONDUALITY AND THE ALLURE OF THE ABSOLUTE: Instead of sitting to solve your life, sit to witness it

Zen craves the truth.  We practice to know our original nature—to reconcile ourselves with the absolute. We hold in our hearts...
January 22, 2015 × 1 comment

personal growth

TO SPEAK UP, WE MUST LISTEN WITHIN: 4 steps to a bolder, healthier life

TO SPEAK UP, WE MUST LISTEN WITHIN: 4 steps to a bolder, healthier life

You know those scenes in movies where the main character suddenly explodes and stands up for themselves in a heroic, courageous...
January 7, 2015 × 0 comments

meditation

IGNORE YOUR MIND: Don’t give thoughts a second thought

IGNORE YOUR MIND: Don’t give thoughts a second thought

I hated high school dances. I didn’t know the cool moves. I envied the guys with older sisters who would play records and make...
January 3, 2015 × 0 comments

contemplations

EMPOWERED HUMILITY: A modern day spiritual crisis

EMPOWERED HUMILITY: A modern day spiritual crisis

We’re learning to become empowered, authentic individuals with a clear vision for our purpose in this lifetime. On the other...
December 30, 2014 × 0 comments

psychology

EMOTIONS AND BIOLOGY: Using neuroscience to understand the attitudes of certain racial groups

EMOTIONS AND BIOLOGY: Using neuroscience to understand the attitudes of certain racial groups

I’m not black. I’m just a dark-skinned white guy. But I do have a strong sense of empathy for what other people experience....
December 30, 2014 × 0 comments

meditation

JUST ONE BREATH: Week one of an eight-minute meditation program for beginners

JUST ONE BREATH: Week one of an eight-minute meditation program for beginners

The following article has been excerpted from 8 Minute Meditation by Victor Davich, the manual for an eight-week meditation program...
December 18, 2014 × 0 comments

personal growth

THE MONK’S TALE: Enjoy your slice of happiness while you have it

THE MONK’S TALE: Enjoy your slice of happiness while you have it

Excerpted from The Monk’s Tale: Stories about Happiness by Nathan Tamblyn, in which the author philosophizes on the transient...
December 7, 2014 × 0 comments