Mindfulness

Enlightenment Tip - Look at the space

Enlightenment Tip – Look at the Space, not the Thing

For those of you jumping into the subject of Enlightenment for the first time, simply put, Enlightenment is the point where the mind loses all control over you and you are able to use the mind like a tool rather than letting it be the master. You don’t become one with the universe, you are the universe. It’s much deeper than that, but lets keep it simple. The process usually starts with the “understanding” that you are not your body and not your mind. At first, this understanding may be completely faith based because you read it somewhere, or stumbled upon a Youtube video that sounded interesting. But through a careful process of meditation and playing games with the mind, you will experience phenomena that seem to back this claim up.

Mr Rogers - Enlightened Master

Mr. Rogers

Enlightened Master? I recently watched the Mr. Rogers movie, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”, starring Tom Hanks. If you haven’t seen it yet, I highly encourage you to break out the pop corn and fire up whatever streaming service you prefer. It is a truly remarkable movie about a wonderful human being. I’m from …

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A hungry man only sees restaurants

A Hungry Man Only Sees Restaurants

If your best friend was walking down a busy street towards you, you’d be able to spot them and pick them out of the sea of faces really quickly. It’s not that you don’t identify any other people, it’s just that your mind recognizes that you’ve had past interactions with them. It has a reference point. It found them in the database. Your mind is really good at this and does it so fast, you don’t even consciously notice it. But it’s a totally passive activity. You don’t go, “I’m going to keep track how many cars I see that are like mine”. Or, “I’m going to look for my friend Bob in this crowd of people.”

Meditation Boot Camp

The boot camp is an in-depth look at meditation. Rather than just jumping right into meditation, I feel it really helps to have a good understanding of the nature of the mind and why we meditate in the first place. If you don’t fully understand the reasons why, then you will just be sitting in an uncomfortable posture with your eyes closed, wondering what’s for dinner, or when that new movie comes out.