Elusive Mindfulness

We forget that people are so naturally creative and observant that they can perceive the truth and create new truths within their own experience, if they are willing to observe it. Creating a blank canvas or framework for the truth, and having some faith in the process, is all that is required, but that is a tall order [...]

Letting Go of Results

In Europe and North America we are results driven people, this proven by the paradox that we likely come to meditation and mindfulness practice because of pain, anger, depression or fear, with avoidance of these symptoms as the goal. The "goal" paradox is, that the benefits of meditation/mindfulness appear when we deliberately unfocus on fixing [...]

Each of us lives in two worlds - the subjective inner world of who we think we are, and the objective outer world, of who others see us as. As in the story of the Rainmaker, the differences between inner and outer reality can be a source of unbalance.  Everyone experiences periods of unbalance - [...]

Synchronicity

Legend has it that Carl Jung, proponent of analytical psychology, never tired of telling this story illustrative of synchronicity. Before the time of Confucius, in a mountain village in China, the residents suffered the most severe drought in memory.  No one was permitted water for bathing or washing. People's faces showed the strain and dirt, [...]

Morality in 2014

It is appropriate on the first day of 2014 that we examine "morality" as the first step to creating the conditions for enlightenment to appear. Ponder this: Instead of perusing enlightenment, if we create the right atmosphere, it will appear unaided.  Morality has three subsets;  right speech, right action and right livelihood, but lets consider [...]