Gratitude

Gratitude does not requires words of thanks. Gratitude happens spontaneously when the mind is free of thought –– especially thoughts about what is lacking in one’s life or what is wrong with what is present in one’s life. Loving gratitude is the natural response-quality when one resonates to what is. We see an examples of…

Knowing Fog

Each fog has its own character, but they all share a common trait –– that of being a teacher of stillness and joy. The fog today in West Tisbury becomes visible as a soft grey haze at a distance of a hundred yards or so. It appears as a soft thickening of the spaces between…

Cathedral Satori, part 2

In this series we’ve been exploring how sound, because of the inherent truths within and amongst sounds, can give us portals to peace beyond stress and anxiety and become a healing therapy. Today we’ll look at sound as a means of healing the suffering of separation. We’ll see how sound can heal the suffering of…

Learn to Meditate in Minutes!

About 25 years ago I taught two of my three daughters to ride their two-wheel bikes in about 1/2 an hour, both of them at the same time, without training wheels. Meditation can be that easy. More on meditation without training wheels in a minute. But first … I work with sound and sound gear.…

Spiritual Ego Comparison Mind Dude

What we call perception, is quite frequently misperception that causes us to suffer. I’m a voracious reader and relentless information gatherer. This is empowering, but comes with risks. We all know how easy it is to start reading one news story or blog post and end up reading a dozen related posts or stories. Some…

Using Stillness To Fix Broken Things

Early this morning, I thought I heard Sufi master Hazrat Inyat Khan whispering to me in Sanskrit. But it was myself disguised as Hazrat Inyat Khan speaking to me. His words reminded me of being a 23 year old electronics technician faced with fixing yet another broken piece of gear. Hazrat said to me: “Michael,…