A few short thoughts about my contemplative practice, and what it does for me, in me, revealing Spirit.
In many spiritual traditions there is a common practice of receiving a new name. What is this, and what does it have to do with mysticism?
It seems that many people may give up on meditation or other contemplative practices because they do not provide quick results, particularly in our instant gratification culture today. It can take significant dedication and discipline in practice before we see any fruits. But there are other possibilities on the horizon that may help us along [...]
Do mystics withdraw from all community to a solitary and independent life, or do they find deep oneness in community? What kind of community?
It is through talking with one another that we can grow in community, work through concerns, explore new ideas, and understand ourselves better. Let's talk.
As we realize oneness or nondual consciousness, we become much more aware of our impact on the world, and we change our behavior accordingly.
Does being spiritual mean being perfectly at peace, or does it inflame the soul to change the world? Perhaps both-and.
My vision is that we will realize ourselves as One, as Love, as Light, as the Cosmos itself.
What's in store for ThyMindOMan.com? Where have we been, and where are we going? The Gift is being invited into my life and yours, as are some great new offerings.
I voice this podcast episode for Methods Podcast, which introduces the vipassana method of meditation.