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Finding Your Centre in the Middle of the Storm

Many years ago, my first teacher told me that I needed to find my “personal reference points” to find true inner peace. He said that as long as I defined my personal comfort zone based on circumstances, “things” or people around me, I would always be susceptible to my world getting turned upside down. I needed to find an inner definition of self that was unchanging so that no matter what changed around me, I would always have my centre. So, what are these reference points that he speaks of? Times of “No Thought” “Even in ordinary life you feel the futility of words. And if you don’t feel the futility of words, that shows that you have not been alive at all, that shows that you’ve lived very superficially… When for the first time something starts happening which is beyond words, life has happened to you… When the [...]

By |2020-03-24T15:47:34-04:00March 24th, 2020|Categories: Hope, Meditation, Mystic Life, Spiritual Growth|0 Comments

A Meditation to Clear Your Mind

It may sound crazy, but we are going to let Bob Newhart help us to clear our mind in meditation. I am sharing a clip from his TV-show "Newhart" that, strangely enough, will help us get rid of all the drama, chatter, and unnecessary information that is constantly taking us out of the present moment, exhausting us, and keeping us from the peace that is right inside all of the time. It is a meditation called "Neti-Neti". Neti-neti is a sanskrit phrase that means "not this, not that". To use it in meditation is to sit quietly breathing and whenever a thought comes into our minds, say to ourselves neti-neti or "not this, not that". This is very different than how meditation is normally taught. Normally, we are taught to allow all thoughts to come and go freely. The key is to simply not focus on them. To "let them [...]

By |2020-01-21T16:56:24-04:00December 30th, 2018|Categories: Meditation, Mystic Life, Spirituality|0 Comments