Join me Sunday March 19th for a workshop Meditation, Spiritual Depth, and the End of Spiritual Seeking. Register here. We can see it on their faces and sense it from the calmness we feel inside when we are in their
A visual representation of the Living Inquiries can be helpful. After we have worked with this for awhile, it becomes familiar and simple. Our experience happens through thought (words and pictures) and feelings, energy or sensation in our body. The
Check in with yourself regularly through the day, especially if you notice your shoulders are up around your ears or you’re holding your breath. Observe what is going on. Do a safety check. Much of the time we are triggered by
Fifteen years ago during a private meeting with my meditation teacher I noticed his stillness. It was deeper than his physical lack of movement. As we talked, he was attentive and engaged. And he wasn’t reacting to what I said.
It’s busy in here! We have thoughts that just show up, sometimes on their own, often in a train of thought. We talk and listen to other people talking all day long. In conversation, we listen and we think about what to
Is Intense Sensation or Energy a Threat? How would you describe your inner experience to a scientist? Notice the exact location of energy in your body. Does this sensation take up the whole space of your body from front to
“I have a mind. It thinks. I’m powerless to control it.” Adyashanti riffing on a 12 step group for thought. How many times have I hurt myself and others with my thoughts? It’s not a personal failing. It’s human conditioning. It’s
Mindfulness of breath and relaxing our body gives the mind something to do and helps with intrusive thought. The Living Inquiries are all about watching and working with thought. Thought comes to a rest, then there’s a gap, then other thoughts
When we say we’re “lost in thought”, we really do mean we’re lost. One of the fruits of meditation or mindfulness practice is we can notice it sooner. Before I started meditating, I could be lost in thought for years!
Comment on Youtube video: Lynn, what about having beliefs about the world/life that are supported by facts but are still upsetting? I’ve found it very difficult to move past notions like “life is unfair” because no matter how much inquiring