New Meditation for 9/11

New Meditation for 9/11

9/11 is a very difficult time for some. I recognize this. I was there. I saw the first plane flying low over the city, I watched the empty buses return with no survivors, I witness the blood banks turn many away as there was no need for the donations. But with all of this, it is time to forgive those who attacked us and how we responded. The anger and hate fueled our present situation and will continue to do so until the world becomes a boiling sea of anger. Let’s turn the tide and have compassion as a new tradition for 9/11. It is time.

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Q + A: Is A Living Guru Required?

Q + A: Is A Living Guru Required?

Q: Is a Living Guru Required? A: Required for what? Before you can find the right answer you need to ask the right question. 😉 If you are asking about finding a shorter or more direct path to your destination, be they spiritual or material, the answer is yes in some ways. But the idea of a “guru” to lead you can distract you to follow false paths if you are not careful. You are the only one who can know what path to follow. Never...

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Q+A: What was the most challenging relationship you have experienced?

Q+A: What was the most challenging relationship you have experienced?

Q: What was the most challenging relationship you have experienced? A: My most challenging relationship is the one I have with myself. Only by having a healthy and honest relationship with myself can I hope to have a healthy and honest relationship with someone else. In the end, your defects and truths will arise no matter what your intentions are. Within a long-term relationship, they will bubble up no matter how hard you try to stuff them...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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