Forget monkeys, what about spider mind?

Although I’ve loved meditation for a while, I had begun to coast with it, keeping it as mostly a tool behind glass in case of anxiety emergencies. It wasn’t that I wasn’t sitting, but rather I’d stopped exploring with wide-eyed curiosity. No more. I’m having a great time again, like greeting a long lost best…

Comparing ‘Waking Up’ and ‘Insight Timer’

I stepped up meditation practice recently, beginning with using the new app from Sam Harris, Waking Up, but also continuing with Insight Timer. Along with just giving more time. Things I appreciate about the Waking Up app: It is NOT a social media app. There are no ‘rewards’ like stars or trophies for meditating more…

Holding/Not Holding

I couldn’t hold on to the sounds, but I would generate a trace memory of the sound that would trick me occasionally, that would seem to be me holding onto the sound…

The Singing Gecko, a Story – Part 3

Wondering where the singing gecko is?  You’ve arrived.  🙂

Many changes flowed from the dawning of this new day, almost all of them quite subtle and light…

The Singing Gecko, a Story – Part 2

Most “serious adults with responsibilities” find it hard to relax, to allow ourselves to open up and play with life. Perhaps that’s why we remember the moments we do, so clearly.  Having shared the early stages of my romance with awareness in Part 1, this tale becomes more fun. So… I was fairly content with the…

The Singing Gecko, a Story – Part 1

What I’m about to share took place more than ten years ago. So much has happened since then! But, it is a whimsical little story, about a pivot point in spiritual exploration that holds a sweet spot in my heart.      Curtain opens to a typical therapist’s office. Lots of books, comfy sofa with…

Looking Back (2017)

First, credit due. At the end of 2016, there were just a few things I was totally sure about. I’d finished reading The Universe Has Your Back and had moved into A Course in Miracles. I’d begun to feel a release from integration work, and to be more forward looking, open to making new connections,…

Caught Unawares

There are transformative, ‘holy instants’ happening all the time.