TEACHER: Jeff Warren

Jeff: Five minutes ago, in my experience, I watched ADD zoom by. Last week, as a result of not getting enough sleep, I watched hypomania come up in me. Then I watched it zoom by. A slow zoom; took a few hours. But it never took me over. I’m at the point in my meditation practice where this happens quite a bit. The frequency makes it no less wonder-inducing. It’s like: did that just happen? Is this really possible? Yes. The energies of my old conditions continue to appear, except now I can choose whether I want to step inside them or not. Sometimes I let them go by, I say “hey previous identity, I guess you’re not me after all.” Just a mind state. Other times I play with the energies, take them for a ride without losing my centre. This is especially fun with the hypomania, although you have to be careful, it’s easy to get seduced. When I feel I’m losing my centre, I step back to ground. Presence is ground, awareness is ground. Ground of my Being, and very likely the  ground of yours too. It’s Waking Up month at the CEC. For me, today, waking up is our human capacity to live in, and from, ground. Let’s explore.

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