Stillness.

Stillness is a secret door, isn’t it. Hidden, in plain view. Locked, until you find the key. Plain to the untrained eye. Uninteresting, A dead end, Boring. Until you stumble into its wondrous garden of mind-blowing wonder. What was that? How can I get back there? Call it meditation Or call it prayer Call it … Continue reading Stillness.

We are the Space

We are the space that holds the light {however bright it may be.} We are the space that holds the darkness {however dark it may get.} We are the space that holds the energy {however charged and wild.} We are the space that holds the silence {however long and still.} We are the space that … Continue reading We are the Space

How Long Should You Meditate For?

Meditation has been heralded as a great healer through the ages, and scientists are finally starting to understand why it works. One scientific study found that the relaxation response elicited through meditation, especially in long-term practitioners, is very effective at reducing stress disorders, such as hypertension, anxiety, insomnia, and aging. Meditation has also been described … Continue reading How Long Should You Meditate For?

There’s No Prerequisite for Presence

I’ve been practicing Yoga Nidra (also known as yogic sleep) the last few months to help me unwind and rest. The tape I’ve been listening to has this instruction early on: Bring your attention to what’s already happening. I like to think of attention as being my full awareness, senses, and being. This is altogether … Continue reading There’s No Prerequisite for Presence

Enter a Prisoner, Exit a Free Man

This is how I would describe meditation. A breaking out of of bondage. That has been my experience with the mental transformation that happens ever so subtly every time. Whether the practice kicks up dirt, unearths troubling layers of thought, or is a peaceful experience, we always emerge freer than before. Lighter than before. More … Continue reading Enter a Prisoner, Exit a Free Man

Spirituality À La Carte

How do you define spirituality? I grew up thinking being religious meant you were spiritual and vice versa. When I walked away from organized religion in my early 30s, I thought I was walking away from spirituality as well. When I would experience blissful moments of peace, connection, or unparalleled stillness on my yoga mat, … Continue reading Spirituality À La Carte

Falling Awake

A number of years ago I was quite lost and disconnected. Lost in my own life and disconnected from everyone and everything. There were a number of small steps that started me on a healthy path to Here. Below I share with you Step No. 2. Through my writing I attempt to offer everything that … Continue reading Falling Awake

Remember Who You Are

Halfway through my morning walk with the dog, I realized I wasn't even on the walk. I was in my head the whole time. It wasn't a bad place to be - quite interesting in some ways - but an overarching, intangible part of me started to notice a feeling of dissatisfaction, of dis-ease. So … Continue reading Remember Who You Are