Tag Archives: meditation

Tailor-made Practices

I just got back from six weeks traveling and teaching in Europe. I worked on my book in Greece, traveled through Italy with my son and his girlfriend, and taught the Change Agents University retreat with my friend Luis Diaz. My time away culminated in the Awakening Coaching Training in Germany with 44 people from […]

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Who Is Here? A practice

Right now, sitting where you are, reading these words, take a few moments to close your eyes and feel your body. Settle yourself . . . relax . . . come fully into this moment. Can you see the print on this page? It is seen, right? But seen by whom? In this very moment, […]

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Getting permission to flow

Maria attended one of our retreats a few years ago. Now in her fifties, she has been practicing meditation, which she had learned from a well-known Indian guru, for more than thirty years. She had a very calm, empty, silent presence. She dressed in plain, very sensible clothes, and her gray hair was cut in […]

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Enter the Space Between the Breaths

Enter the Space Between the Breaths

  Here is a passage from my book Leap Before You Look. Become aware of the movement of the breath. Without trying to change it in any way, Watch the breath come in. Just before the in-breath turns into the out-breath, Notice the small gap. Then watch the breath go all the way out. Just […]

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Meditation for the Love of It

Meditation for the Love of It

When I first learned meditation back in 1971, it was motivated more by despair than devotion to any ideal.  I was born into an unusually unhappy family, and by the time I reached my teen years it was obvious that I had to do something different to avoid suicide or going crazy — both of […]

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Getting Permission to Flow

Getting Permission to Flow

Here is a passage from my book The Translucent Revolution. Maria attended one of our retreats a few years ago. Now in her fifties, she has been practicing meditation, which she had learned from a well-known Indian guru, for more than thirty years. She had a very calm, empty, silent presence. She dressed in plain, […]

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Sit In the Same Spot Every Day

Sit In the Same Spot Every Day

This is a practice from my 2008 book Leap Before You Look. Find a place in nature Where you can go every day. If you live in a city, It could be a park or even a flowerbed, But if you live near a forest, like we do, Step into the wild outdoors. Sit in […]

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The Power of Silence

The Power of Silence

I just finished leading five exquisite days of silent retreat for a group here in Nevada City.  I am bursting with excitement to share with you the fruits of this adventure, and, at the same time, at a loss for words to talk about five days where there were no words. Silence has always been, […]

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