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Ideas

Noticing: Ideas One of the reasons we begin to meditate can be because we want to solve the problem of being a human. Experience is uncomfortable and we want to learn to transcend it, but only if we don’t have to feel any awful feelings, as after all awful feelings and situations are what weContinue reading “Ideas”

Resistance

Noticing: Resistance Ok so you’ve seen into your true nature as Awareness, why is everything still crappy, maybe even more crappy? Our body+minds carry the potential to activate not just the trauma from our own lifetimes, but also ancestral traumas. Often these tendencies reiterate as similar (if not the same at core) traumas in thisContinue reading “Resistance”

Attention

Noticing: Attention Let’s try an experiment in noticing together. First make yourself comfortable, and allow your breathing to come into a slow and steady rhythm. Place the soles of your feet against the ground and lay your palms face up in a relaxed and open position in your lap. Count slowly to four with yourContinue reading “Attention”

Unlovable

Noticing: Unlovable There is a very sad and painful story most of us fret about internally, it is the story of ‘I am unlovable’. This is a big problem we believe we need to fix with the activity of changing the unlovable qualities of our self to become lovable qualities. From early childhood we receiveContinue reading “Unlovable”

Habits

Noticing:Habits Habit.at meditation is named for the notion that our habits are our habitat, or how what we do repeatedly creates the theme of our lived experience. I’ve written much here about building the helpful habit of meditation but I’ve realised I need to point to an important distinction about exactly what habit I’m suggestingContinue reading “Habits”

Fixation

Noticing:Fixation Have you noticed when, for example, the suffering of loneliness, abandonment and rejection arises, it has a tendency to gather momentum, to grow? It seems to include a magnetic force of inclusion for all similar states, for curiously even rejection seeks to include. The identity will gather evidence of the ‘truth’ of suffering, andContinue reading “Fixation”

Suffering

Noticing:Suffering You’ve probably heard the first of the Buddhist four noble truths, ‘Life is suffering’. I first encountered Buddhism as child who was an avid bookworm. I felt an immediate sense of resonance with Truth as offered in the teachings of the Buddha, but this truth, life is suffering, has taken me a long timeContinue reading “Suffering”

Noticing

Noticing:Noticing Lets speak of the bisness of the is-ness. As we learn the art of noticing, we of course come to notice that we notice. This kind of meta moment is a glorious opening of portals, for our very nature is Attention. To attend is to receive, to be ready, to listen, to notice. WhatContinue reading “Noticing”

Happiness

Noticing:Happiness One of the defining preoccupations of our times has been on the pursuit of happiness. It strikes me as odd that we believe happiness is something we need to chase after. Why would a natural state of being flee from us? Its that old chestnut again, ‘ if you love something set it free’.Continue reading “Happiness”

Kindness

Noticing:Kindness Consider a cup. Its form is created for the purpose of receiving, yet when full its purpose is to give. When hugging we open our arms to give and then this same gesture in turns becomes a flow of giving and receiving. When breathing we live in a flow state of giving carbon dioxideContinue reading “Kindness”

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