Common Myths About Mindfulness: Part2

Myth #2 You Can Be Mindful All the Time Mindfulness arises from the intention to be mindful. The conscious mind can hold only one active intention at a time. By active, I mean presently arising as opposed to intentions that might have occurred before, and not yet to come to fruition. This “one-at-a-time” capacity for…

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Common Myths About Mindfulness: Part 1

Myth #1 Choiceless Awareness is the “Purest” Practice of Mindfulness This belief is strongly associated with the mistaken idea of non-conceptual awareness. Often the same yogis who believe that concepts are a problem for meditators also believe that intentionally directed mindfulness corrupts their experience of reality. The moment by moment change in focus that consciousness…

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What Possesses You?

We are told, across all the eastern traditions that I know of, that we are possessed by Delusion, Maya, Ignorance etc. and by the evil brood that hatches under the cover of that darkness. What they don’t often admit to is that what they offer as an antidote is another form of possession, only these…

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The Innermost and the Outermost

These two things are necessary if our spiritual journey is to be rightly guided, and not lost in the desert of our egoity. These two things, like the poles of a battery, allow the currents of grace to flow through our lives: The innermost consecration of our of hearts, and holding dearly a transcendent paradigm…

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Pragmatic Dharma – Seriously?

“One by one, little by little, moment by moment, a wise man should remove his own impurities, as a smith removes the dross of silver.” Dhammapada Your consciousness is not your brain. This should be obvious from all the conscious post death experiences, with no brainwave activity, that are being reported. Many of these include…

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