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...

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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...

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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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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...

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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...

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Positivity Comes From Within

Positivity Comes From Within

The negativity and suspicions that are your first response in most situations is a survival skill. It is a skill deeply rooted in your old brain – that part of the  brain that we share with cats and dogs, toads and even alligators. It is the fight or flight mechanism that has kept us alive and brought us to the top of the food-chain over the past few millennia. It has worked wonderfully up until now. But in the 21st Century world we have...

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