Subject-Object

Sensing and perceiving arise spontaneously…but not to a personal self…even though experientially it seems and feels close enough to be “within” the sensory experience. Subject (creation) and object (creation) appear only when sensing and perceiving arise and the brain/mind applies labels, names, and concepts to what is appearing. The brain/mind habitually attempts to categorize and quantify what …

Scientific Mechanisms of Mind

Where is the mind? What is the mind?  In this age of swift advancements in brain imaging and research, we are uncovering a few of the mysterious functions of the brain, mind, and body. For deeper reading, an excellent research paper linked here provides the medical/scientific foundation as well as a philosophical and spiritual foundation.   The author …

Q and A – Awakening

Below is a letter with questions about awakening and the responses. Hi Anita, I am feeling like Grace is not going to choose me to wake up. It just seems I have not been able to do much for so long and I sit in silence or come into the moment so much throughout my day. I ask …

Vastness

Musings on what I am and am not… I cannot describe what I am, I am beyond words and definitions, but I know that in awakening I gained nothing and lost nothing…I as Anita remains as an appearance of the dream…detail oriented, creative, introverted, sometimes pissy, and usually weird. I’ve never been born, I will never die, …

Lenses of Perception

From what perspective, or what perceptual lenses, are you viewing life? Are you certain the reality you perceive is true? Do your perceptions distort your view of what is now simply appearing? How do you know what you are perceiving is real and true?  When enough people believe the same fundamental beliefs and concepts this sets up …

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Duke Integrative Medicine’s Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program (MBSR) is a method of using meditation and yoga to simply notice what is appearing and reduce stress. It is based on the ancient practice of mindfulness, which is about simply noticing the sensory aliveness of what is appearing and enjoying the richness of living. I enrolled and completed this …

Easy Mindfulness Practices

It’s easy to incorporate mindfulness into the daily routine. Select one of the simple tasks below and notice fully what is unfolding in front of you while you are with the activity. Notice the sensory experience of the body with each activity without judgment or analysis. Ignore the thinking brain and see each activity with the curious …

Poeting Prisms

Unspooling, spiraling, edgeless causeless energy appearing as flickering empty formless forms, effortlessly shimmering as wispy glimpses of radiant edgeless light dissolving and disappearing as vague empty shadows flowing, reflecting, refracting faintly as infinite, causeless, poeting prisms…

Mindfulness Benefits

The benefits of a mindfulness practice continue to appear in the headlines of local, national, and global news outlets. We now read about police departments, hospitals, the military, mental health professionals and teachers using mindfulness to increase productivity, clarity, health, mood, performance, and relieve stress. Daily mindfulness practices have been linked to healthy glucose levels, yet another …

Nonduality Glossary

Absolute – An ineffable, indivisible, and intelligent presence that most spiritual tradition calls God, the Universe, or Source. Absolute is beyond relativity; not measurable; without any identity; not relational; indivisible; transcendent, immanent; containing no limitations, exists as every seeming appearance, space, place and is timeless, undivided, and edgeless. Awakening – The initial falling away of the beliefs and …