Blasphemy?

The first time I heard that a belief in a personal self was the root cause of all suffering I could hardly breathe. That’s just blasphemy, right? How could I not be a separate person?  Life to me feels tangible.  My hand moves read more…

Minding – Defined

mind. (mīnd)  n. The faculty of a human or other animal by which it thinks, perceives, feels, remembers, or desires: studying the relation between the brain and the mind. A person of great mental ability: the great minds of the century. Individual consciousness, memory, or recollection: I’ll bear the problem in mind. a. Opinion or sentiment: He changed his mind when he heard all the facts. Desire or inclination: She had a mind to spend her vacation in the desert. Focus of thought; attention: I can’t keep my mind on work. A healthy mental state; sanity: losing one’s mind. The thought processes characteristic of a person or group; psychological makeup: the criminal mind; the public mind. PhilosophyThe phenomena of intelligence, cognition, or consciousness, regarded as a material or immaterial aspect of reality. mind·ed, mind·ing, minds  tr. To pay attention to: Mind closely what I tell you. To be careful about: Mind the icy sidewalk! To heed in order to obey: The children minded their babysitter. To take care or charge of; look after: We minded the children while their parents went out.See Synonyms at tend2. a. To be concerned or annoyed by; care: They don’t mind that their guests are arriving late. To object to; dislike: I don’t mind doing the chores when I don’t feel rushed. RegionalTo bring (an object or idea) to mind; remember. a. To become aware of; notice. Upper Southern US To have in mind as a goal or purpose; intend. intr. To take notice; give heed: The back door tends to slam in the wind, mind. read more…

Thinking About Thoughts

When we begin to soften, to let go a bit, and perceive with an attitude and lens of not-knowing, we ease into vulnerability, rawness, and a willingness to meet and greet what is appearing instead of living in our mental processes of thinking, read more…

Glossary of Terms

Absolute – The ineffable, invisible, and intelligent presence or reality that every spiritual tradition calls the Absolute. Beyond relativity; not measurable; without any identity; not relational; indivisible; transcendent, immanent; containing no limitations, exists in every place, at all times simultaneously. Awakening – The initial falling read more…