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Mindfulness on 60 Minutes

I was excited to see last month’s Scientific American cover story about meditation. And now, oneĀ of the feature stories on last night’s 60 Minutes was on Mindfulness. Anderson Cooper was hanging out with Jon Kabat-Zinn. I just think it’s pretty exciting that mindfulness is going mainstream. They’re even meditating in congress…but not the Republicans…yet. There Read the full article…


Haiku

This weekend I was going through a box of very old music lyrics, songbooks, and such. I found three haiku that I had written probably about 20 years ago during a weekend at Esalen. The print was so faded that I could barely make them out, but here’s what I think they said: The old Read the full article…


Pebbles in the Pond

Throw a pebble in a pond and you can watch the ripples radiating in ever larger circles. When the ripples reach the shore, they bounce back and begin to interact with other ripples, making some ripples bigger, and cancelling some out. Over time, the ripples, however large or small, seem to disappear, but their energy Read the full article…



Manifestation 101, The Not-So-Secret Secret

At the gym this morning, I saw an Under Armor T shirt that said, “Don’t Finish Last.” I thought, this must be just about the worst sports slogan in the world. Remember “The Secret?” Came out a few years ago. The big secret is that you can manifest your physical reality through your thoughts. Not Read the full article…


The San Diego Fires

Today wildfires are scouring San Diego County. It is no challenge to connect this to global climate change, although there are still idiots on the right who claim that global climate change is a myth. Let’s face it, there are idiots on the right, but also idiots on the left. However, the scales of consciousness Read the full article…


Mindfulness – Chasing Orgasm

In my last entry I discussed the power of the simple practice of Breathe, Notice, and Allow. It applies in so many ways, and one way has to do with sexual expression. Most of us have learned a kind of goal-directed approach to sex and orgasm. For us men, we learn that sex is sport. Read the full article…



Meditate Without Meditating

I just heard an NPR story about new research showing the effects of meditation on the body. The researcher was saying that some people are better at meditating than others, and the effects of meditation vary from person to person. Some people just seem to be challenged in doing a meditation practice. As I was Read the full article…