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.

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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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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