Tag Archives: Attention

How to Stop Compulsive Thoughts: Letting Go in Four Steps

What can we do with those pesky recurring thoughts? They are usually of a negative variety: about longing, or anger, or humiliation, or perhaps vengeance. You’re thinking of something unjust that happened to you or something someone said to you. Or perhaps, you want someone to act or feel a certain way. Sometimes it's your to-do lists. Sometimes recurring thoughts are about wanting to be heard. You have something to say to someone and haven’t been able to and thought-conversations swirl in Read more [...]

Awareness Now – 4th Awakening is Simple book excerpt

Awareness Now Awareness Now, Effortless meditation, passive watchfulness, no-mind, True Meditation, formless meditation, natural being, flow—they’re all the same thing. True meditation is not a practice. It is being—just being, without the movement of becoming. It is Awareness. Just stop and look, just be, passively, without the effort of thinking and without the effort of becoming—this is true meditation. It doesn’t happen when we sit and “meditate.” It is a natural and easy state Read more [...]

Being present – how to be present with what is already present

The present moment has always been available to spiritual seekers, but as long as you are seeking you are not available to the present moment. "Seeking" implies that you are looking to the future for some answer, or for some achievement, spiritual or otherwise. Everybody is in the seeking mode, seeking to add something to who they are, whether it be money, relationships, possessions, knowledge, status.. or spiritual attainment. This is it. There is no more. If you can be present, it’s the whole Read more [...]

The Nature of Attention – Attention is the SpotLight of Awareness

We hardly ever sit down and pay attention to attention. It’s actually an amazing phenomena; it directs the envelop of awareness to wherever we point it. Note the nature of attention. It is a funny thing. Attention doesn’t multi-task. It may hop quickly among several things, but we already know we don’t multi-task. Have you ever been behind someone who’s driving and on his cell phone? Then you know we don’t multi-task. photo credit: I Am Content Whatever we give attention to expands. Read more [...]

How to Be Awareness Now (Awareness)

In the instant before you began to read this, there was Awareness. As soon as you started to read, Awareness was seemingly obscured by thought. But it is not obscured; it never is, for you could not read this without Awareness. Attention can be on Awareness, or it can be on objects in Awareness, in any case there is always Awareness. Read more [...]

Flow…In a Few Words

It's all about accessing our natural ability to be in flow. When we are in flow, living improves without effort on our part. Flow is happy, non-resitant living in the Now. It is so very natural that when we "arrive" it's hard to remember how or why we ever lived a life of struggle. Where is happiness to be found? We look for joy outside, in power, relationships, accumulation and many other things that make up living, when joy is already shining inside us. Consciousness, uncluttered with mind-stuff, Read more [...]

Flow…A Few More Words

Is flow the same as awakening? Yes. We can think of ourselves as varying degrees of consciousnesses and unconsciousness, dreaming and awakening, illusion and awareness, and resistance and flow. What are the obstacles to waking up to flow? The first obstacle is the deep identification to thought. We are so addicted to thinking that it is hard to see another possibility. Once we have this insight, another obstacle is that mind will look at awakening as it does everything else—something to Read more [...]