Tag Archives: Leap Before You Look

Explode with Anger

This is an excerpt from my book Leap Before You Look. When you feel angry, resentful,      When you feel that some injustice has been done to you, Stop and breathe deeply into the lower part of the belly. Feel the energy there. Feel the power. Fill your lower belly with breath, And let go […]

Become the Other

This is an excerpt from my book Leap Before You Look.    When you find yourself courting conflict with another person, Go somewhere alone where you can be undisturbed. Put two cushions down on the bed or on the floor. Sit on one of them and close your eyes. Imagine the other person is sitting before […]

Other Realization

This is an excerpt from my book Leap Before You Look.    Sit opposite someone close to you. This could be your intimate partner, or a friend. Each of you—look into your partner’s left eye. Look not just at your partner’s eye, but through the eye, Into that which is looking back at you. In this […]

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Become the Other

When you find yourself courting conflict with another person, Go somewhere alone where you can be undisturbed. Put two cushions down on the bed or on the floor. Sit on one of them and close your eyes. Imagine the other person is sitting before you on the other cushion. What is this other wearing, how […]

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Slow Down

In the midst of any activity during the day, raising a cup of tea to your lips, reaching out to answer the phone, continue doing exactly as you have been doing, but slow your movements down. Move at a quarter of the usual speed, or even less. Become aware of the minute details involved: the […]

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Mess with your Sleep

Discover the innate assumptions you have about your sleeping patterns, then change them for a short period. Are you “not a morning person”? Do you “need a good eight hours”? Do you “turn into a pumpkin after nine in the evening”? Do you know for sure that these things are true? Perhaps with the help […]

Couples Puja

  This is a powerful practice to do with your intimate partner. Once you are awake in the morning, Sit opposite each other on the bed. Take turns doing this practice. Look into one of your partner’s eyes. One of you will go first: When it is your turn Express love, devotion and surrender to […]

Give Appreciation

Here is a practice from my book Leap Before You Look: Everyday, make sure you express five things that you appreciate about your partner. You can sprinkle these appreciations throughout the day. Or you can sit down and do them all at once as a structured practice, Which will only take a few minutes. Appreciate […]

Ask, “Who Am I?”

Here is a passage from my book Leap Before You Look.   Be still and listen To the sounds around you. The sounds are heard, aren’t they? Heard perfectly. Now shift the attention from the sound To that which is hearing the sounds. What is that? What sound does that itself make? Ask yourself, who […]

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A Life of Paradox

Here is a passage from my book Leap Before You Look.   When we are willing to exchange our life of preoccupation with “me” and “my needs” for a life given in the service of love itself, of that presence itself, we are faced with an interesting paradox. On one side of the paradox, we […]

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Ask, “Is It True?”

Here’s a passage from my book Leap Before You Look. When you notice yourself needing to be right, When you notice your mind is strongly attached to any conclusion, Stop and ask yourself, “Is it true?” Do I really know this? Is this an absolute, objective, unchanging fact? Would every sane person in the world […]

Stare into the Open Sky

This is a practice from my book Leap Before You Look. Lie down on your backUnder a cloudless sky. Open yourself to the nature of infinity. Let yourself move out infinitely in any direction And be soberly present with the unavoidable fact That as far as you travel, You are still only halfway there. There […]