Some might say that brain researcher Jill Bolte Taylor got the research opportunity of a lifetime; in 1996, she experienced a stroke that enabled her to “research” the shutdown of the brain’s left hemisphere from the inside out. Continue reading
Few astronauts have talked as in depth about the spiritual impact of being in outer space as Edgar Mitchell. In various media, Mitchell has discussed how his consciousness shifted dramatically during the Apollo 14 mission to the moon in 1971.
Dena, my True Love, and I often work in coffee shops. These “virtual offices” provide us with a space where we are surrounded by the good energy of other human beings with which we share this planet. It’s an amazing place to study awareness, or more specifically, unawareness.
I’ve been thinking for some time about distractions. It seems like our lives are full of distractions. The dictionary definition of a distraction is “something that draws attention away from something else.” The question then may be, what is our attention being drawn away from?
I tried to find who said “There are many paths to the top of the mountain, but the view is always the same”. Of course, a dozen sources came up including Buddha, Jesus and Confucius. It doesn’t really matter because I think it is relevant in many lines of thought.
To me, the most powerful and appealing part of Buddhist mindfulness practice is the possibility of getting to and living from the truth of who we are.