Tag Archives: Thought

Observe without resistance

Happy Mother’s Day! Here’s my mother...and saluting the strength of women everywhere... photo credit: virginia.mcmillan ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Resistance Last week I said observe your thoughts, dispassionately, as a witness, and the gaps between thoughts will expand, and as you abide in the gaps, you will see more clearly. The questions which come up of course are don’t I need my thoughts? How can I function without thoughts? Who am I without thoughts? I like thinking. But this is more Read more [...]

Your Thoughts

Not to be able to stop thinking is a dreadful affliction, but we don’t realize this because almost everyone is suffering from it, so it is considered normal. This incessant mental noise prevents you from finding that realm of inner stillness that is inseparable from Being. Eckhart Tolle Witness your thoughts, quietly and passively without interfering or judging or pulling or pushing, and you will find they are useless. Thoughts, and their derivative beliefs, are useless. Most thoughts are Read more [...]

Our Days of Discontent

Life is simple. Everything happens for you, not to you. Everything happens at exactly the right moment, neither too soon nor too late. You don't have to like it... it's just easier if you do… –Byron Katie Sooner or later, we all face the essential question: what is life about? On the exterior, my life had gone rather smoothly. My family is Indian but I grew up in Uganda, East Africa, which is almost an idyllic place to grow up, if you have money, and we did. Life was very good and easy 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 [...]

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 [...]

The Drunken Monkey in a Cage – Four Experiments

All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become. -Buddha There is a veil between you and sublime reality, and this is the veil of thought. Identification with thought is an obstacle. We all live with a voice of thought in our heads. This is the incessant voice that has conversations, plays mental scenarios, comments, labels, and interprets. We have come to believe we are the voice. Let's try some fun experiments. This won't take more then 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 [...]