Discussion of spiritual practices: awakening, meditation, and the freedom that cannot be lost or found. All perspectives are welcome; advaita, christian, buddhist, islam or even no perspective at all. Just pointing to that which is nearest and dearest.

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

thought life

Regular meditation practice affords us a detailed view of our thought life. Our thought life is much like a physical landscape having various features and parts. Through silent meditation the elements and features emerge - some are big like mountains and some are small like streams and pebbles.

In silence we see: the incessant busyness of our minds, our focus on the past and future, our attempts to escape what is presently arising, our core belief that our effort will lead to "a better future", our negative self-talk, our attitudes about our physical bodies, and how we react when stressed, and so forth.

What we see we are free of …


Wednesday, February 16, 2011


"It is God who brought you out of your mothers' wombs knowing nothing, and gave you hearing and sight and minds, so that you might be thankful. Quran 16:78

As we sit in silence and become still, the gift of life's bounty becomes evident.

Are you thankful the gift of your breath? Are you thankful for the gift of the sound of a bird? Are you thankful for the gift of the touch of the air on your skin? Are you be thankful for the gift of the ache in your leg?

Is being thankful perhaps the purpose of life?

peace be upon you,


Tuesday, February 1, 2011



Meditation is just another word for submission. When we submit we let go of this tiresome business of fixing ourselves. Does fixing ourselves ever really work? Aren't we just swapping problems? When we truly submit, we stop fighting what life presents, and we become open to Divine guidance.

When we willingly submit the Divine rushes in to heal us. Then we notice the thankfulness that is at our root. Gratitude to the One is the fruit of meditation.

submit to win,