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.

We welcome all positive your feedback and thoughts.

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Being The One

Posted by on June 28, 2017 in awareness, dharma, enlightenment, Home Page, insights, meditation, mindfulness, Modern Meditation, Monday Meditations, Our Work, personal evolution, zen | Comments Off on Being The One

Being The One

Being The One   Stop trying to be the One. Just sit. Just be. The moment you recognize your meditation as something more than it is, you lose the reason for meditating in the first place. That is to clear your mind of all thought, good or bad, wanted or unwanted. In formal sitting you may start by counting your breath. At some point the very count that opened the path before you becomes a distraction. When it does, let it go. Perhaps you can let it go all together. Or perhaps you simply allow it to drift into a simple recognition of...

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Sexuality

Posted by on June 19, 2017 in Modern Meditation, Monday Meditations, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Sexuality

Sexuality

There is no homosexuality. There is no heterosexuality. There is only human sexuality. Every one of you has a range of traits buried within you that expresses itself differently. For some there is a recognition that you prefer men or women over women or men. For others there is a recognition that you see beyond labels and see only the Love within, regardless of gender, race, religion or creed. Neither is right nor wrong, neither is good nor bad, better or worse, as long as it comes from a place of Love. The bible wrote about homosexuals in...

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Money Meditation

Posted by on June 12, 2017 in awareness, dharma, enlightenment, happiness, Home Page, jeff cannon, karma, meditation, mindfulness, Modern Meditation, Monday Meditations, personal evolution, professional growth, Spirituality, success, zen | Comments Off on Money Meditation

Money Meditation

Before reading any further just Google Money and Meditation. You may be surprised to what pops up. What started out as an extension of meditation has now become a buzzword in itself. Among corporate types it has become woven into the very culture of the whole concept of work/life balance. In the military mindfulness creates a focused sniper. In both it also creates a very focused psychopath. How do you tell the two apart? Or how do you tell who practices me, me, me mindfulness without regard for those around them? In many ways mindfulness...

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Threads Of Your Life

Posted by on June 7, 2017 in awareness, balance, compassion, enlightenment, harmony, karma, meditation, mindfulness, personal evolution, professional growth, stress, success | Comments Off on Threads Of Your Life

Threads Of Your Life

Mindful Moment – Threads of Your Life   Rarely is life a single thread that is easily followed from where you are to your own private destination. But that is why you are here, isn’t it? To learn and enjoy the journey. Your life and the thread in your hand may start out straight and untangled, but rarely does it stay that way for very long. It quickly becomes tangled and knotted, twisting and turning upon itself as you navigate the distractions and delusions of your path. You may find yourself rushing along a straight path,...

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Truth & Triggers

Posted by on May 23, 2017 in awareness, compassion, enlightenment, harmony, Home Page, love, mindfulness, Modern Meditation, Monday Meditations, personal evolution, professional growth, stress, success, zen | Comments Off on Truth & Triggers

Truth & Triggers

No matter how “Zen” you may feel when you are in that flow, we all find ourselves thrown out of balance when the wrong person makes the wrong comment at just the wrong time. It almost seems as if they know just what to say at just the right to set you off. Don’t worry, that is how they deal with the world. They live their life setting everyone around them spinning so they can remain the calm at the center of the storm. It is how they deal with the world around them. It is almost a narcissistic personality disorder, except...

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Live Life Richly, Deeply, 100%

Posted by on May 11, 2017 in awareness, balance, calm, enlightenment, happiness, harmony, Home Page, love, meditation, mindfulness, Modern Meditation, Monday Meditations, personal evolution, professional growth, Spirituality, stress, success | Comments Off on Live Life Richly, Deeply, 100%

Live Life Richly, Deeply, 100%

Deep meditation is a wonderful way to remove the stress, anger, negative thoughts, and distractions that can so easily undermine our lives. We all know by now that meditation is a way to calm ourselves so that we, you, can turn dreams into ideas and ideas into actions, free from the delusions that all too often undermine the higher purpose to which we are trying to arrive. But who ever said that is what the human experience is really all about? Having an issue to resolve is rewarding at times. It can give us meaning and a sense of...

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Activate Your Meditation

Posted by on May 2, 2017 in awareness, enlightenment, fear, Home Page, insights, meditation, Modern Meditation, personal evolution, professional growth, stress, success | Comments Off on Activate Your Meditation

Deep meditation is a wonderful way to remove the stress, anger, negative thoughts, and the distractions that generally undermine our lives. It is a way to calm ourselves so that we, you,  can turn dreams into ideas and ideas into actions, free from the delusions that all too often undermine the higher purpose to which we are trying to arrive. I recently told a student of mine, do not create issues that do not exist in your life just so that you can be the one to solve them. There are more than enough issues out there for you to focus on. Just...

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10 Ways to Pick Yourself Up

Posted by on April 17, 2017 in calm, happiness, harmony, Home Page, love, mindfulness, Modern Meditation, Monday Meditations, personal evolution, stress, success | Comments Off on 10 Ways to Pick Yourself Up

10 Ways to Pick Yourself Up

Get rid of your delusions and start living your life, your way.

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Parallel Paths of Dharma

Posted by on April 3, 2017 in awareness, dharma, fear, Home Page, karma, mindfulness, Modern Meditation, personal evolution, professional growth | Comments Off on Parallel Paths of Dharma

Parallel Paths of Dharma

When you find yourself at an impossible fork in the road where every option seems to be less than ideal, take a break and let the Dharma decide. You can exchange that word for fate, the winds of time, or destiny, but sometimes the best decision in life is to do nothing and let the decision take care of itself. Yes, you lose what little control you think you have in the process, but you will find that making no decision is often the best way out. It takes your ego out of the process and opens up new opportunities you may have overlooked. What...

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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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