Consciousness

What goes on in my mind when I meditate

Don't be fooled by people who say that meditation is all peaceful and quiet. It can be a challenge and even after time and experience, I find a weird dude up there screaming "Phenomena!"...

Zazen: What is it? Why am I staring at a wall?

Zazen is only one of many forms of Buddhist meditation but it is the central practice of Zen. It is the introspective practice of placing your “self” on equal ground with your perceptions by...

You Are God Who? … Me?

  By William T. Hathaway The statement "You are God" seems an absurd and presumptuous blasphemy, so it needs to be clarified. According to pantheism, it's not just you who are God; all of us are...

Your Opening: An Easter Poem

The garden is not grateful to the gardener. The bud does not cry, 'Open me!' Darkness untangles threads of light without God's fingers, filaments of pollen spilling from the reckless void. The gardener is grateful to the garden. Only...

Is Your Energy Running Or Are You Running Energy?

Week after week clients talk about pace, transitions and time.  The pace discussion sounds like this: “…”  Got that?  Yeah.  It went by too fast for you to quite get it.  Want me to...

Harnessing the Power of Time

One day about five years ago, when Barak Obama was running for president the first time, I heard him talking on the radio about wind power.  He said that the wind is a cheap,...

Adjustments Needed Now and Then

Take another look at the world around us. One repeating lesson from nature is how our earth is mutable and adaptable. When we look at ourselves we appear to be the same old person...

Lunar Eclipse

I drove the streets, looking for the moon, the red moon. I couldn’t find it at first. The trees were in the way, the stoplights too bright. I drove west and west, found an open space, where the boulevard...

Just One Thing by Rick Hanson Ph.D.

  What do others want? The Practice: See good intentions. Why? Hustling through an airport, I stopped to buy some water. At the shop’s refrigerator, a man was bent over, loading bottles into it. I reached past him and...

Everything Works Out

This true story is in honor of Mrs. Laurie Ford.  A vibrant teacher, caregiver, and active story teller who passed away after a long, full life. Thunk! I briefly move from sleep to sort...