Consciousness

Worry

My therapist asked me recently when the last time was I felt good in my body. I told her about being a slightly overweight, awkward 13-year-old, in a new neighborhood, worried that I wouldn't...

COMING TO ” KNOW ” WHAT SILENCE IS …………

"KNOWING" SILENCE ???????? To" know " Silence, narinder may be asked to' let go' of all thoughts.... every thought.... every single thought ! Having 'known' Silence, narinder could be asked to allow one solitary thought... one...

Ocean View: April 2, 2010

Ocean View Friday, April 02, 2010 By Jude Rittenhouse After days and nights of slate skies and flooding rains, ocean has once again appeared, wearing her softest blue gown. Looking at her today, it’s hard to remember...

Writing and Living Toward Truth: Closing Words

The following words I delivered March 19, 2010 at the close of the 5th Annual Yoga As Muse for Authentic Writing & Creativity Retreat held at the Mabel Dodge Luhan House in Taos, NM....

The Greatest Paradox of All

The Greatest Spiritual Paradox of All! At the root of all unhappiness in the world, with all the evil and negative thoughts and emotions that inevitably go with unhappiness, lies the selfish desire to make ourselves...

THOUGHTS ON NO-THOUGHT

THOUGHTS ON NO-THOUGHT What is no-thought? Silence? Before the thought arose, there was silence; when the thought is no more, there is silence. How is it that I never become aware of this Silence? Could there be...

Ocean View: February 9, 2010

Ocean View February 9, 2010 By Jude Rittenhouse This morning’s light seems excruciatingly bright. Three houses on the shore look like black boxes plunked down between the salt pond and ocean. Both bodies of water have become...

I do my best to believe.

I believe in UnrestrainedCompassion. UnreasonableLove. UnfathomableJoy. I believe in giving your whole heart to whatever you do. To feeling every moment, every word you say, every look you give. I believe in living a...

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!"...

Ocean View: January 13, 2010

Ocean View January 13, 2010 By Jude Rittenhouse Only two of the past dozen winters have been consistently snowy here on Rhode Island’s shore. We often get rain while snow is falling to the north but, as...