Buddhism / Buddhist Meditation / Meditation / Relaxation Techniques

Everyday Meditation: Blue Sky Mind

Meditation is becoming aware of the vital stillness and hearing within that stillness. It is the stillness that’s naturally present before you become attached to thoughts and things; before you identify with thought-feeling-reaction. In this meditation you will be using the visualization of a blue sky with clouds passing through it as the “virtuous” object … Continue reading

Half the truth is no truth at all
Buddhism / compassion / Conscious living / Emotional intelligence / Personal Development / Psychology / Relationships

Half the truth is no truth at all

Here’s a brief gardening analogy I will use to introduce what I’m about to share with my readers. If we recognize that positively focused people are like fertilizer and rain that helps us blossom and grow in our own lives. And, we also recognize it’s not wise to pull every weed out of our gardens … Continue reading

brain training / Buddhism / Conscious living / Gratitude / Happiness / Health and Wellness / Inspiration

Train Your Brain to Become Happier

Depression has played a major role in my life since I was a child. There have been many times I had to struggle to make the happiness choice minute by minute, hour by hour, and day by day. Granted in some cases of depression therapeutic intervention may be necessary.  But I am unable to take … Continue reading

Buddhism / Conscious living / Emotional healing / Relationships

Entanglement and its Antidote, Detachment

Our ability to enjoy our lives and relationships reflect our habits — habits that reflect our personal history, family and cultural traditions and our entanglements. Family background plays a key role in shaping future family relationships, as typically, those who are easily entangled come from families that are  chaotic and not skilled at emotional communications, … Continue reading

Buddhism / Health and Wellness / Relationships

Spring is Cherry Blossom Time

The cherry blossom season from March to mid-April is a relatively short and brilliantly beautiful beginning of  spring.  Cherry blossoms are the quintessential expression of Mono no aware. It’s the Japanese aesthetic concept that highlights awareness of the inherent transience and impermanence of all things.  The custom of hanami dates back many centuries in Japan: … Continue reading

Buddhism / compassion / Inspiration / Psychology / Relationships

Live in Joy, Peace and Love

Compassion without attachment is possible. Therefore, we need to clarify the distinctions between compassion and attachment. True compassion is not just an emotional response but a firm commitment founded on reason. Therefore, a truly compassionate attitude towards others does not change even if they behave negatively. Genuine compassion is based not on our own projections … Continue reading

Buddhism / Buddhist Meditation / Meditation / Relaxation Techniques

Meditation Practice: Preparation for Beginners

No one wants to feel: anxious, sad, angry or fearful. Yet, that is exactly what we have all experienced. So why not learn how to do something about it? Why not learn how to meditate? Meditation involves focusing the mind in order to increase awareness of the present moment. It  promotes relaxation, reduces stress , … Continue reading

Buddhism / Inspiration / Meditation / Spirituality / Timeless topics

Meditation: The Quiet Mind

Ah, the great emptiness! Quieting the mind, extricating it from its affair with its fickle mistresses, the senses, is another way to experience original context, spiritual reality. The great empty field of existence. The beauty of holding it in our minds is that it fills us with the context, the experience of total non-duality, oneness. … Continue reading