Inherent wisdom

Look into a plum tree. In each plum on the tree there is a pit. That pit contains the plum tree and all previous generations of plum tree. The plum pit contains an eternity of plum trees. Inside the pit is an intelligence and wisdom that knows how to become a plum tree, how to... Continue Reading →

The greater view

A friend of mine has been taking care of her ninety-three-year-old mother. The doctors say that her mother will die any day. For more than a year, my friend has been teaching her mother meditation exercises that have been very helpful. She began by watering the seeds of happiness in her mother, and now her... Continue Reading →

Being Extraordinary

One's 'extraordinariness' lies in the ability to truly comprehend how ordinary we are with all our fears and dreams. Understanding that all desires, temptations & feelings that arise within us have been experienced by many others as well. May we use this understanding in relating to others better, may we use this to have more... Continue Reading →

Romantic illusions

Millions of people in this world are interested in some version of meditation, or yoga, or one of the many so-called spiritual activities that are now so widely marketed.A closer look at why people engage in these practices reveals an aim that has little to do with liberation from delusion, and everything do to with... Continue Reading →

We have to start with ourselves

Through the practice of meditation, we gradually begin to relate with our world, our friends, and other situations. And slowly we begin to trust the world as well. We begin to feel that the world is not as bad as we thought— there might be something worth learning. However, we cannot just go out and... Continue Reading →

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