We Have To Work Diligently To keep Our Hearts Open

We Have To Work Diligently To keep Our Hearts Open

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Our hearts could be described as huge muscles that open and close, shrivel and expand, soften and harden, love and hate. We have to work diligently to keep our hearts open, just as we have to work to keep other muscles in the body strong. Purifying our hearts is an ongoing process, like physical exercise. It is, as the poet Galway Kinnell writes, necessary to “reteach a thing its loveliness.” If you find joy and value in what I do and share, please consider supporting with a recurring or one time donation of your choosing, …

Your Unconsciousness Causes You Pain

Your Unconsciousness Causes You Pain

This is not some hocus-pocus theory. Your unconsciousness causes you pain You’ve become so good at distracting yourself from the suffering in your life. By putting all your attention into work, TV, sex, snacks, reading. Your suffering remains unseen and the source remains hidden. Your life become structured around everything that is sidestepping the suffering you rarely allow yourself to feel. And if only for a second, you touch the surface of your suffering, perhaps boredom, you quickly pick up the remote control. Feel you’re suffering, rest with it, embrace it, make love with it. Feel you’re suffering so deeply that you penetrate it and realize where it comes from. …

You Do Not Have To Believe Everything Your Mind Tells You

You Do Not Have To Believe Everything Your Mind Tells You

Free yourself Free yourself from yourself. Free yourself from your liked self. Free yourself from your bitmoji self. Liberate yourself from humanity. You do not have to believe everything your mind tells you You do not have to compare yourself to everyone else You do not have to Free yourself.   If you find joy and value in what I do and share, please consider supporting with a recurring or one time donation of your choosing, between a cup of coffee and some Trader Joe’s snacks. Donate here.  This is a home for all things related to maximizing ones life. Join us

The People's champ must be everything the people can't be

The People’s Champ Must Be Everything The People Can’t Be

  Speak to god in public Speak to god Speak god in public Speak god Not behind closed doors Wide open That place where there is no difference between prayer and breath.   If you find joy and value in what I do and share, please consider supporting with a recurring or one time donation of your choosing, between a cup of coffee and some Trader Joe’s snacks. Donate here.  This is a home for all things related to maximizing ones life. Join us

Breathing In Uncertain Times

Breathing In Uncertain Times

How do we practice compassion in a country—and a world—where the roots of racism and oppression run deep. How do we cultivate healing, develop trust, establish community, when racism might simply be a disease of the heart. How do we work with our thoughts and our beliefs in ways that nurture the dignity of all life? How do we ensure justice without fostering generations of harm and hate, internally and externally? How do we comfort our own raging hearts in a sea of racial ignorance, ill will, and violence, and how can our actions reflect the world we want to live in and leave to future generations? We are drowning in …

There Is Nothing To Wait For And Nobody To Blame

There Is Nothing To Wait For And Nobody To Blame

You are entirely responsible for cutting through your own laziness, addictions, and unclarity. There is nothing to wait for and nobody to blame. Whatever techniques are appropriate use them: Talk with your friends, use therapy, practice meditation or prayer, go on a VisionQuest, go on a hike, read a book, read scripture, walk in nature, keep a journal, study with the teacher. It really doesn’t matter what you choose, what matters is your actual commitment to discovering the deepest truth and aligning your life with it. If you find joy and value in what I do and share, please consider supporting with a recurring or one time donation of your …

Breathing In Uncertain Times

Breathing In Uncertain Times

How do we practice compassion in a country—and a world—where the roots of racism and oppression run deep. How do we cultivate healing, develop trust, establish community, when racism might simply be a disease of the heart. How do we work with our thoughts and our beliefs in ways that nurture the dignity of all life? How do we ensure justice without fostering generations of harm and hate, internally and externally? How do we comfort our own raging hearts in a sea of racial ignorance, ill will, and violence, and how can our actions reflect the world we want to live in and leave to future generations? We are drowning in …

blue in the face

You Could Meditate Until You’re Blue In The Face, But It Won’t Work

You could meditate until you’re blue in the face, but it won’t work if when it comes down to it, you’d rather masturbate, read the newspaper, or watch TV then cut through your addictions, discipline your daily life, and give your gift from the deepest, most blissful self. The quality of your intent and the consistency and depth of your application determine the results of your direction. If you find joy and value in what I do and share, please consider supporting with a recurring or one time donation of your choosing, between a cup of coffee and some Trader Joe’s snacks. Donate here.  This is a home for all …

Give Up Your Self Concern

Give Up Your Self Concern

When I really think about it, ALL my tension comes from me mulling over my own problems. From me worrying and fretting over the things i want and would like – this endless endless cycle! The cure is to give myself, to create a gift for others, to give what I can give. To remove myself from myself, remove myself from the myth that I have control, remove myself from my own worrying about the things I want and need and put myself into a state of living and giving The main source of bodily tension is self concern. The main cure is to give yourself to others.  Take the tension …

Take Away Anything That dulls Your Edge

Take Away Anything That Dulls Your Edge

Remove distraction. No newspapers or magazines, no TV, no candy cookies and sweets, no sex, no cuddling, the reading anything while you eat or sit on the toilet, no movies, no conversation that is an about truth, love, for the divine. You are entirely responsible for cutting through your own laziness, addictions, and unclarity. There is nothing to wait for nobody to blame. Whatever techniques are appropriate use them: Talk with your friends, use therapy, practice meditation or prayer, go on a VisionQuest, go on a hike, read a book, read scripture, walk in nature, keep a journal, study with the teacher. It really doesn’t matter what you choose, what …