Archive for September, 2007

Sitting, Sitting, Sitting

Sitting MeditationIt’s much easier to not sit, to not practice than it is to practice. There’s a world of things that need to be done, all of which seem to be more important, exciting and worthwhile than sitting down and doing nothing. Yet we keep sitting, and we keep experiencing. Continue reading ‘Sitting, Sitting, Sitting’

The Wisdom of Insecurity (Alan Watts)

Wisdom of InsecurityWhat is the use of planning to be able to eat next week unless I can really enjoy the meals when they come? If I am so busy planning how to eat next week that I cannot fully enjoy what I am eating now, I will be in the same predicament when next week’s meals become “now.”
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Easing Suffering, Increasing Happiness

SurfingWhen we enter into our Emotions, we grow and reinforce them. By this, we bind our happiness to fleeting moments, and in the case of negative emotions, we self-inflict pain. Continue reading ‘Easing Suffering, Increasing Happiness’

How to Easily Develop Mental Stillness

Sitting BuddhaThe goal-less goal of meditation is to reach mental stillness. The process occurs not so much by ‘will’ or effort, but through patience and practice. There are no short cuts to stillness, but there are a few fundamental things you can do to help yourself. Continue reading ‘How to Easily Develop Mental Stillness’