Compulsive external “doing” is the negative effect of excessive internal noise.
Meditation is the first effort on our part to understand that each and every moment of life can be truly new. But in our experience of life, each and every moment isn’t truly new. In fact, we rarely have new […]
A tree has many leaves, and the wind touches all of them in way or another. Some shake, some quiver, and some hardly move at all. Yes, the tree knows their trembling, but neither the wind nor the leaves it […]
The music of the mind — its harmony, or not, is expressed by the order of its thoughts through which it is instrumented. Confusion is dissonance; clarity is flow.
How to stop thinking and start seeing…
People complain that their spiritual lives languish even as all they listen to, and for, is what amounts to the sound of their own voice. The secret of real spiritual growth is not mental or emotional activity, but silent receptivity.
Until we realize the impossibility of finding permanent happiness in impermanent thoughts and feelings, the only thing that will ever change about our lives are those things that we sit and wish hadn’t changed.
There can be little as extraordinary as our discovery that we have been “lost” in a world of illusion, wandering and wallowing through the kingdom of thought where — in the vain attempt to prove we know what it means […]
What is hard on us is not life itself, but the hardened way in which we tend to think towards it; so that it is nothing other than our own thoughts that turn naturally passing moments into unyielding tablets of […]