Tag: presence

How do you catch a butterfly? A lesson in stillness.

IT IS OFTEN said that life is made up of many moments -- and that to live within the stillness of the moment without...

Cutting Edge Metaphysics

I RECENTLY WATCHED two YouTube videos by Dr. Brene Brown that spoke to the Truth so clearly. She spoke from her heart and soul...

A New Day — An Ancient Horizon

IN DECEMBER 2012, I was leading a group of students in a Frequencies of Brilliance certification course in the Brazilian jungle. On the final...

From the Heart: When We’ll All Get There

I LIVE ON A COUNTRY ROAD that gets so skinny at some points that only one car can pass. When two cars meet, one...

From the Editor: And now for some enlightened prose

We all must take the time to escape the absurdity of what poses for civil society today. The anger. The disrespect. Seemingly a growing...

Macular Degeneration: In the Eye of the Beholder

I hear the wild laugh of the pileated woodpecker. I turn off the Mixmaster and peer out the kitchen window. She lands on my...

Five tips to experience presence instead of pressure in chaotic times

In a chaotic world where there never seems to be enough time to accomplish all that we feel needs to be done, what are...

The Paint Can of Life

I recently painted a deck on my house. I enjoy painting, a meditation in being present that doesn't require much thought but lots of...

Finding freedom even in the most difficult moments

When I was in my mid-twenties, I had a beautiful dog. I'm sure some of you have had pets that you deeply loved. I...

How do You Respond to Criticism?

Question: What is the best way to respond to criticism? Answer: Whenever you feel criticized, the first thing to do is determine whether you are...

An interview with Hanakia Zedek, Part 2

Philosopher. Shaman. Poet. Warrior. Martial Arts expert. Speaker. Spiritual Leader. This, and much more, is Hanakia Zedek, a dreadlocked mystic who was born in...

An interview with Hanakia Zedek, Part 1

Philosopher. Shaman. Poet. Warrior. Martial Arts expert. Speaker. Spiritual Leader. This, and much more, is Hanakia Zedek, a dreadlocked mystic who was born in...

The Path of Presence

Question: I have been feeling depressed lately. Can you speak about depression? Answer: If you have been feeling depressed, it more than likely indicates that...

Immersed in the Sea of the World

There is a yearning we have as humans: to join with the flow and essence of the world around us. It creates a nostalgia...

The Path of Presence

Question: What must I do to awaken and be free? Where is the moment from asleep to awake? Answer: To awaken requires a deep intention...

The Path of Presence

Question: What is fear and how do I deal with it? Answer: Fear is a primal feeling that dates from prehistoric days. It is a...

Becoming Habitually Present

I want to be more present. I really do, but I find myself slipping into states of mindlessness more often than I'm comfortable with....