Notes, Profiles & Truths

Modern Meditation is a simple act of simplicity.  It is a practice that rises from simply being present. It is more than finding oneself. It is to truly awaken, to remove everything that is not one’s self – the delusions, the distractions, the influences, the interruptions, of the modern world.

This simple blog is based on that idea.  Of removing all the confusion and distractions that can prevent you from living a mindful and meditative life.  We include Questions and Answers from students and clients.  We feature profiles of people who exemplify the ideals of Modern Meditation.  We also include the simple observations of our founder – Jeff Cannon – that we feel are inspired or will inspire and awakening in you.

From the streets of New York City to the shanties of Nepal – this blog is about creating a meditative and mindful approach to living in the contemporary world of today.

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Price of Perfection

Posted by on March 20, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Price of Perfection

Price of Perfection

I have often said that all the answers are out there in nature. You simply have to look deep enough. I hold to this way of thinking on every level. It was just announced that it is impossible to reach a temperature of absolute zero.  It is the same for the speed of light. The closer you get to each, the costlier it becomes to attain that perfect state, eventually becoming physically impossible to do so. What does this have to do with your life? The same applies when you try to attain absolute perfection in yourself or your work. It is a...

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Where Are You – Modern Meditation

Posted by on March 13, 2017 in awareness, balance, calm, enlightenment, happiness, harmony, love, meditation, Modern Meditation, Monday Meditations, Our Work, personal evolution, Spirituality, zen | Comments Off on Where Are You – Modern Meditation

Where Are You – Modern Meditation

Where are you right now? Not just the physical location, but emotionally, in your own head? There is more to feeling peace than your location. There is more to your location than the address where you are, what you can see, hear or smell, because there is more to your world than just the space you fill. Take a moment to look around. Take a moment to look within. Ask yourself what you are feeling right now, right where you are. Are you feeling anger, anxiety, comfort, ease? Are you relaxed or tense? Those are just as much an indicator of where...

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Pick Yourself Up

Posted by on March 7, 2017 in awareness, compassion, fear, happiness, harmony, Home Page, love, Modern Meditation, Monday Meditations, personal evolution, professional growth, relationships, stress, success | Comments Off on Pick Yourself Up

Pick Yourself Up

There will always be days, weeks, even months when you feel as if the delusions of your life are overrunning your life. It’s okay, we all get them. It’s just a signal that it is time to wake up to the real world, not the one you think you are living in, but to the real world that is all around you. It may feel like you need a shot of caffeine or a cocktail, but it’s not. You just need a bit of sleep, some healthy food, to slow down and to reach out to your community of friends and family. More than likely you are simply...

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Awaken from Delusions

Posted by on March 2, 2017 in awareness, balance, calm, enlightenment, happiness, harmony, Home Page, insights, karma, meditation, mindfulness, Modern Meditation, personal evolution, Spirituality, success | Comments Off on Awaken from Delusions

Awaken from Delusions

There will always be days, weeks, even months when you feel as if the delusions of your life are over-running your life. It’s okay, we all get them. This is when it is time to wake up to the real world, not the one you think you are living in, but to the real world that is all around you. It may feel like you need a boost or a shot of caffeine.  More than likely you are simply feeling tired of living your life in delusion. Stop thinking in terms of success and failure, winning or losing, think in terms of delusions. I know it is not...

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Stop Shopping Delusions

Posted by on February 13, 2017 in awareness, balance, happiness, Home Page, insights, jeff cannon, Modern Meditation, Monday Meditations, personal evolution | Comments Off on Stop Shopping Delusions

Stop Shopping Delusions

Consumer Psychologists spend a lot of time following people around stores, both online and off. It is not what they buy that interests them. It is the why behind the what people buy that they are interested in. Not only do consumer psychologists find an incredible assortment of products in people’s closets, they find products that have never been worn before, and never will be worn. It is an amazing phenomenon that is shared by people from all walks of life who purchase things they never wear and, most surprisingly, never return. The...

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Unconditional Love

Posted by on February 7, 2017 in awareness, compassion, dharma, happiness, harmony, insights, love, meditation, mindfulness, Modern Meditation, personal evolution, relationships, Spirituality, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Unconditional Love

Unconditional Love

Unconditional Love, as versus conditional love, is so rare. Conditional Love is easy. I give you Love when you do something for me that I want you to do. You do the dishes, I kiss your cheek. I hold the door for you and you smile at me. You do something in the bedroom I enjoy. I return the favor. It is a give and take. At times I give more than I take. At others I receive more than I give. But it is not give freely. There is a cost, a condition, to this kind of Love. Compliance. You will do what is expected of you if you are to receive the...

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Observe, Assess, Appropriate Action

Posted by on November 16, 2016 in awareness, enlightenment, fear, Home Page, love, meditation, Modern Meditation, pain, personal evolution, stress | Comments Off on Observe, Assess, Appropriate Action

Observe, Assess, Appropriate Action

It’s not just about the election, it is a lesson to carry with you for the rest of your life. I have been inundated by calls and emails from people on both sides of the aisle. Each had some very strong emotions about the recent election. Those emotions run the gamut of anxiety and anger to fear and helplessness. Each is also very complicated. On one hand, your emotions are a very real chemical response to the perceived threats of your world. On the other, each is also layered with your past experiences and future expectations. Your...

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Meditation on Sex & Intimacy

Posted by on October 25, 2016 in Home Page, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Meditation on Sex & Intimacy

Meditation on Sex & Intimacy

Sex and Intimacy – separate threads that are often woven together. Sex without intimacy quickly becomes a meaningless act of copulation. But intimacy, with or without sex, is never dull, let alone disappointing. I know the two words are used interchangeably, but they are really quite different. It is like the brain and the mind, one is physical, the other emotional, bordering on spiritual. One is brief, ending quickly in an explosive flash, the other a flowing tide without start or finish. Intimacy is a tapestry woven with the threads...

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Learn To Communicate Again

Posted by on October 12, 2016 in awareness, balance, communication, happiness, Modern Meditation | Comments Off on Learn To Communicate Again

Learn To Communicate Again

When I was recovering from one of my many surgeries, I remember waking up in a hospital room all alone. The next day the nurse pulled the privacy curtain closed before she wheeled in another patient. I could not see him, but I could hear him. In the first few hours I lay there staring at the ceiling, unsure of what to do. It got to be too much for me. I waited to hear the sound of him stirring and took a deep breath. “My name’s Jeff,” I said. I waited, I waited, I waited, until a voice came through the curtain. “Hello...

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Meditation + Intuition

Posted by on September 26, 2016 in awareness, enlightenment, mindfulness, Modern Meditation, personal evolution | Comments Off on Meditation + Intuition

Meditation + Intuition

At one point or another you have had a gut feeling about something. We have all walked into a room and just felt that it was going to be a boom or bust. You’ve walked past an alley and just intuitively felt it was dangerous. Perhaps it was as simple as looking outside and saying to yourself, “I know they’re predicting sun, but it just feels like it’s going to rain.” Intuition is that subtle knowing without knowing. It is the ability to sense something in the air without knowing why. Cognitive science has begun to...

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