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Meditation: imagine

We use the creative imagination throughout our day. Children do, too. Getting dressed, thinking ahead, conjuring a meal, or wishing that all beings awaken are examples. Creative imagining is also a strong ingredient of worry or anxiety, jealousy and competition.  … Continue reading

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Meditation: what is heart?

Ask ten people, “what is heart?,” and you’ll get ten answers. Some might ask which heart: organ, chakra, characteristics that are associated with heart? The invitation in this meditation sitting is to experience whatever you do. Send me an email … Continue reading

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Meditation: heart warmth and care

Often, people take up a meditation practice for personal reasons such as to clear or stop their mind, to address emotions that they have difficulty controlling, to learn to listen better or study better or be more alert. Yet, if … Continue reading

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Meditation: the essence of the heart

One week of meditating with any technique is not enough to bring forward, let alone establish, what the technique can provide. Various traditions of the world have month-long, several month-long, or years-long trainings in specific, and often, foundational practices. Therefore, … Continue reading

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Meditation: delicate and empty

While we are training, Awareness seems to require and/or be a delicate balance. Not of anything in particular, just delicate and just balance itself. Balance has the connotation of neutral, impartial; and that is so as we adjust in meditation … Continue reading

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