Starting a Meditation Practice

Since I once started a meditation practice, I understand the challenge of initially keeping it going, especially when we wonder what it is we are actually doing.  It dawned on me recently that meditation practice does not have to be a slog, even in the beginning. Depending on what tradition of meditation you are working […]

Listening to Silence II: Anxiety

My sense of self has a constant underlying sense of anxiety.  Much of the time there is no apparent reason for this fear, but the fear manifests itself as a tightness in the solar plexus that persists as long as I am not conscious.  When I become conscious and open to this tightness, it dissolves […]

Now never sleeps

it is like I am asleep. Which part of me has gone to sleep? Which part of me remains? What can sleep, sleeps. What is awake is awake. Who is not both sleeping and awake? I am cycling back and forth between sleeping and awake. For one long open space I rest. It is like […]