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.

Your Perception is A Reflection

Posted by on August 7, 2017 in awareness, enlightenment, fear, happiness, harmony, insights, meditation, Modern 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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You Always Have A Choice

Posted by on July 5, 2017 in awareness, balance, enlightenment, fear, happiness, Home Page, love, Modern Meditation, personal evolution, relationships, Spirituality, stress, success | Comments Off on You Always Have A Choice

You Always Have A Choice

Every day that you wake up you have a choice. You can choose to stay in bed or greet the day. You can choose to live your day in anger or in joy. You can choose to greet people in fear or with compassion. Do not blame your path based on what some one else did or did not do. Do not blame your path based on what you did or did not do. The moment you open your eyes is the moment you have a choice to make. It is based on a single, very simple question, “how do you want to live your day?” Do you want to live in stress, or in calm? In...

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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 awareness, calm, compassion, enlightenment, happiness, harmony, Home Page, insights, meditation, Modern Meditation, Monday Meditations, New York City, relationships, Uncategorized | 0 comments

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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