Blog, Notes & Simple Truths

This blog is a reflection of Modern Meditation. It is an act of simplicity that arises from being truly awake and present in the world that is all around you.

The posts within it are a way to observe the small events that we often pass by in the world without noticing their beauty or the profound impact they have on our lives.

Being present is to awaken in every sense of the word, to remove everything that is not one’s self. When you are rid of the delusions, the distractions, the influences and the interruptions of the modern world, you will simply be.

This blog is based on that idea, removing the confusion and distractions that prevents you from living a meditative life. We include Questions and Answers from students. We feature profiles of people who we feel 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 you.

From the streets of New York City to the shanties of Nepal – we hope this blog creates a meditative approach to what living should be like in the contemporary world of today.

We welcome all positive your feedback and thoughts.

We welcome you to our growing community of Modern practitioners.

Perception of Me is a Reflection of You

Posted by on August 22, 2017 in Home Page, Modern Meditation, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Perception of Me is a Reflection of You

Your perception of me is a reflection of you It takes 13 milliseconds for your brain to process the input it receives. That means everything you see, hear, taste, touch, smell has a brief pause from the time your eyes, ears, nose, mouth and fingers sense it to the time it becomes recognized for what it is. In that brief moment your brain connects the input you are experiencing with all of the memories you have ever had or could ever imagine having in order to classify what is all around you as good or bad, safe or unsafe, friend or foe. It...

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Mind Your Brain Through Meditation

Posted by on November 27, 2017 in awareness, enlightenment, happiness, Home Page, love, Meditation Workshop, Modern Meditation, Monday Meditations, Our Work, personal evolution, Spirituality, success | 0 comments

Mind Your Brain Through Meditation

Your brain is an organ, it is grey, it weighs just under three pounds, and the last time it’s programming was updated was about 40,000 years ago – that was when modern humans, or Sapiens, took a major evolutionary leap forward. Since that time, we have changed little in appearance but have evolved drastically in terms of our brain’s functionality and our sense of spirituality. While your brain may be the result of some pretty wonderous evolutionary leaps, it is important to remember that your brain is not the boss of you. But just try...

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Life Outside Your Comfort Zone

Posted by on November 20, 2017 in awareness, enlightenment, fear, happiness, Home Page, jeff cannon, love, meditation, Modern Meditation, Our Work, personal evolution, professional growth, success | 0 comments

Life Outside Your Comfort Zone

Only when you step out of your comfort zone can you experience life fully, richly and deeply. It is important to do this from time to time, not only for yourself, but for those around you. If not, you will be forever trapped by your own fears. In the past I have advocated asking yourself “Why Am I Here?” or to use a door as a way to remind yourself that what is behind you is truly behind you – it can never be undone, and that what is in front of you is not worth worrying about. All you can do is let it go and get on with...

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Goldilocks Effect – Why You Are Never Happy With What Is

Posted by on November 16, 2017 in awareness, enlightenment, happiness, harmony, Home Page, love, mindfulness, Modern Meditation, personal evolution, relationships, success | 0 comments

Goldilocks Effect – Why You Are Never Happy With What Is

This one is too hot, this one is too cold. Why do you never see things as they are rather than as you want them to be? If you stop seeing things as not quite right you may just begin to see the world as perfect just as it truly is warts and all. Perhaps as you walk outside you instinctive think, “why is it always raining?” or “why is it always so sunny?” Perhaps you walk out of a meeting dissatisfied with how it went, beating yourself and your team up for not getting it just right or for not getting a better deal....

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The Truth is Always Beautiful

Posted by on October 31, 2017 in awareness, enlightenment, harmony, Home Page, insights, jeff cannon, love, meditation, Modern Meditation, personal evolution, zen | 0 comments

The Truth is Always Beautiful

Truth is often difficult to find. It does not happen quickly or slowly, only inclusively. Only when you peer into every dark corner will Truth appear. Only when you are exhaustive in your search does Truth show itself. No matter what it is, we all come to Truth from a different perspective. from a different path. Finding Truth requires meditation and contemplation. It requires letting go of our preconceived notions and our own ideas. It requires an empty mind to truly see Truth for what it is. You may not like what you find. But you will...

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Your Perception is A Reflection

Posted by on August 7, 2017 in awareness, enlightenment, fear, happiness, harmony, insights, meditation, Our Work, personal evolution, professional growth, relationships | Comments Off on Your Perception is A Reflection

Your Perception is A Reflection

Your perception of me is a reflection of you.   It takes 13 milliseconds for your brain to process the input it receives. That means everything you see, hear, taste, touch, smell has a brief pause from the time your eyes, ears, nose, mouth and fingers sense it to the time it becomes recognized for what it is. In that time your brain connects the input with all of the memories you have ever had or could even imagine having in order to classify it as good or bad, safe or unsafe, friend or foe. In that brief amount of time your brain uses...

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Always Something You Can Do

Posted by on July 31, 2017 in awareness, enlightenment, happiness, Home Page, love, meditation, mindfulness, Modern Meditation, Monday Meditations, personal evolution, stress, success | Comments Off on Always Something You Can Do

Always Something You Can Do

No matter how badly you have fallen, no matter how many scrapes and scratches you have accumulated, no matter how badly bruised you are, there is always something small you can do to improve your circumstances. There is absolutely nothing in your present situation that prevents you from moving in a direction. It may not bee the right direction, but that is okay. If you find you have moved in the wrong direction you can always course correct later. You can always turn 180 degrees around and step forward to be right back where you are right now...

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You Are A Diamond

Posted by on July 24, 2017 in awareness, compassion, enlightenment, happiness, harmony, Home Page, love, meditation, mindfulness, Modern Meditation, Monday Meditations, personal evolution, Spirituality, success | Comments Off on You Are A Diamond

You Are A Diamond

Diamond do not shine on their own. They shine because they have many facets that catch and reflect the light, just like you. Each of you has many facts to who you are as well. The difference is that you rarely show them all at once. You tend to hide them, only revealing them when you think the time and place is right. You have one face for the office, another for dates, and still another for the gym. You have your sexy face, your playful face, your vacation face and your serious face, but rarely do you bring them together and allow your true...

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Morning Breath

Posted by on July 14, 2017 in awareness, balance, enlightenment, harmony, Home Page, meditation, mindfulness, Modern Meditation, personal evolution, zen | Comments Off on Morning Breath

Morning Breath

I hear the refrigerator start I feel the breeze of the fan against my chest I feel the heat of tea as it comes through the cup I smell the strong scent of my Lapsang Souchong I see the drapes moved by the wind from the fan I see the couch I see the drapes move from the wind of the fan I smell the tea in my cup It is heavily smoked Lapsang Souchong I hear the engines of a jet miles above I feel the breeze from the fan on my arms I feel my stomach expand as I inhale I feel loved I anticipate the day ahead Wonderful expectations Smile on my lips...

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A Mindful Legacy

Posted by on July 10, 2017 in awareness, Home Page, karma, Modern Meditation, Monday Meditations, personal evolution, professional growth, success | Comments Off on A Mindful Legacy

A Mindful Legacy

What you do every day is what creates the legacy you are living and the legacy of who you will be remembered for well into the future. It is your legacy that you leave behind as you pass on to whatever awaits. It is the same legacy that precedes you as you pass through this world. It is the way people think of you before they even meet you. Reputation, karma, legacy, they are all the same. The more people you lie to, cheat and steal from, the more people you undermine, the worse and worse your reputation, your legacy, becomes. The worse your...

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