Jeff: This meditation is inspired by an old dog friend named Socrates, who completely embodied dignity. We’re invited to channel our own inspirations for qualities we’d like to cultivate, becoming them in the space of our imagination.
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 … Continued
Jeff: On this last Monday of 2021, we make powerful resolutions to improve ourselves, from new dietary and exercise regimens, to important practice protocols and virtuous personal intentions, to say nothing of ….er… and … uh … That sounds like a lot of work. Fuck it. Let’s flop out in the middle of our lives and … Continued
“The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.” – William Blake Jeff: One of my son Eden’s more endearing habits is thanking every random object and creature he passes by. “Thank you, stick,” “Thank you, stah-bewy.” His bizarre pronunciation of “thank you” is “dat doiiing,” which gives his practice a rollicking feel as he springs down the … Continued
Jeff: Every relationship improves when we improve our relationship with ourselves. And there is a relationship here. There is a profound space between our unchanging awareness – what some contemplatives call our “True Self” – and our ever-changing thoughts and feelings and body sensations. In this meditation, we use our imaginations to open up that space. … Continued