Embracing our humanity

For years, I spent a lot of time fighting my thoughts, emotions and habits.  I was constantly either trying to quiet them, avoid them, or re-direct them.  In my pursuit of spiritual growth, things like negative thinking, bad moods, judgemental thoughts and my frequent post-lunch handful of chocolate chips seemed so ‘unspiritual’. At the time, I was certain that these …

Living this Inquiry

Hello to the Awakening Heart (that’s you, and me). I thought I’d re-post this video here of what the coaching is all about. I am living this inquiry too – catching myself as I (let myself) fall into unconsciously reacting to thoughts/emotions/situations, instead of stopping, and re-grounding my attention in ‘consciousness’ (or whatever word we are going to use for …

This is meditation

When you can sit quietly just notice the mental chatter the emotional pulls the impulses to react the heart beating in your chest and the alert presence that is noticing. At this point, the work of the mind is done. It has carried you as far as it can. So gently lay down your sutras, saints and spiritual goals on …