All the suffering, stress, and addiction comes from not realizing you already are what you are looking for.
The real meditation practice is how we live our lives from moment to moment to moment.
Writing can be an incredible mindfulness practice.
Most people think that to meditate, I should feel a particular special something, and if I don’t, then I must be doing something wrong.
When you have children, you realize how easy it is to not see them fully, and perhaps miss all those early years. If you are not careful, you can be too absorbed in work, and they will be only too happy to tell you about it later. Being a parent is one of greatest mindfulness practices of all.
Green how I want you green. Green wind. Green branches.
You don’t need the iPhone: you have the most exquisite apparatus in the known universe sitting right in your head – the most complex organization of matter in the entire universe. And here are we, feeling a little depressed, feeling like we’re not getting where we need to be, when really you might be exactly where you need to be.
Most people don’t realize that the mind constantly chatters. And yet, that chatter winds up being the force that drives us much of the day in terms of what we do, what we react to, and how we feel.
Even before smart phones and the Internet, we had many ways to distract our selves. Now that’s compounded by a factor of trillions.
One way to look at meditation is as a kind of intrapsychic technology that’s been developed over thousands of years by traditions that know a lot about the mind/body connection.