by Mark Hyman MD: Attention and focus are hard to come by. Starbucks built a $13 billion business because we need help paying attention.
WHY was I in a tent in northern Vermont? Much less a tent in the woods at a Buddhist meditation center, reading Sakyong Mipham’s “Turning the Mind Into an Ally” by the light from my smartphone?
If you aren’t enjoying your meditation practice, a small new study suggests a possible reason why: You aren’t doing the method that’s right for you.
Gary Zukav, The Seat of the Soul: Your spiritual journey requires that you become emotionally aware, learn to make responsible choices, and use that ability to align your personality with your soul. Your intentions determine the trajectory of your life.
by Ginnie Love: The idea of alchemy has always intrigued me. The transforming of something that is of little value, or a state of nonbeing, into gold or silver at first appears to be remnants of the ramblings of magicians from centuries ago.
by Jean Houston: If I am to know God directly, I must become completely God, and God I, so that this God and this I become one I. –Meister Eckhart
by Sura: A few months before Joseph Campbell died, Bill Moyers asked him this question in a PBS interview that would later be called “The Power of Myth.“
by Ira Israel: “It is not true that money can’t buy happiness. It can, that’s the good news. The bad news is that it’s someone else’s happiness.” — Nick Hornby
The Enlightenment Teachings of Leonard Jacobson
Mindfulness (Pali: sati, Sanskrit: smṛti; also translated as awareness) is a spiritual or psychological faculty (indriya) that is considered to be of great importance in the path to enlightenment according to the teaching of the Buddha.