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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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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Last Walking Meditation Along The Hudson – 2016

Posted by on September 21, 2016 in awareness, balance, enlightenment, happiness, mindfulness, Modern Meditation | Comments Off on Last Walking Meditation Along The Hudson – 2016

Last Walking Meditation Along The Hudson – 2016

It is almost the Autumnal Equinox. The point where the sun sets at the same time and in the same place that it did when we began our Walking Meditation Along The Hudson. The sun did not fail to astound us with a farewell explosion of color, just as it did when we both began our aligned journey back on March 20th. When we began the sun set just after our walk at 7:30. Over the summer we watched as the sun set later and later, and further and further North. We not only enjoyed our walks and our meditations, but we were able to witness the giant...

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Meditation: Mindful Negotiations

Posted by on September 20, 2016 in mindfulness, Modern Meditation, personal evolution | Comments Off on Meditation: Mindful Negotiations

Meditation: Mindful Negotiations

Mindful Negotiations Is the glass half empty or half full? It is a simple question. So is the answer. It all depends on your perspective. The answer you provide is a deep insight into who you are and how you view the world around you. In effect, you are what you think. The glass is just a glass. It is a reflection of you. It is not the glass that is half empty or half full, it is you, it is also the person sitting across from you. You see, you do not live in a binary world of full or empty, “1s” and “0s”, hot or cold,...

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Slow Down – Do More

Posted by on September 13, 2016 in awareness, happiness, Modern Meditation, personal evolution, professional growth | Comments Off on Slow Down – Do More

Slow Down – Do More

To some people life is all about faster, quicker, sooner. Faster downloads, quicker processing, and sooner, same-day delivery. For those that think they are not performing fast enough, or falling behind in their studies, there’s always Adderall. For some reason we think by running, running, running we will get more done. The problem is the faster you run, the more details you miss, and that is how you fall behind. It is those details that catch you in the end. Sooner or later you will have to go back and edit whatever it is you are...

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Choose To Be Mindful

Posted by on September 9, 2016 in enlightenment, happiness, mindfulness, Modern Meditation, personal evolution, professional growth | Comments Off on Choose To Be Mindful

Choose To Be Mindful

Being mindful is not an endeavor confined to a specific time or space. It is a practice that should be woven into every action you take and every reaction you make. Mindfulness is a choice. It is an orientation in the world that you choose to make or to avoid in your everyday acts. When practiced on a consistent basis being mindful will form the foundation upon which you build the habits that will lead you or from unconscious auto-responses to conscious acts, and over time toward enlightenment. Simply drawing a breath, down deep into your...

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