Navigating the Matrix of the Ego

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We need the matrix of thoughts, feelings, and sensations we call the ego for our physical and psychological survival. The ego tells us what leads to what, what to avoid, how to... Read more>
Thought Prison

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Ram Dass on Awareness and Watching Thoughts Wherever there is attachment Associated with it Brings endless misery. - Gampopa, The Jewel Ornament of Liberation Your ego... Read more>
timessquare

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We try so hard to overcome separateness with others. More intimacy. More rubbing of bodies. More exchanging of ideas. But always it's as if you are yelling out of your room and I... Read more>
totalityofthemoment

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The past has flown away. The coming month and year do not exist; Ours only is the present's tiny point. -Mahmud Shabistari There have been moments in your life when you... Read more>
meditationblackandwhite

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"From the moment you came into the world of being , A ladder was placed before you that you might escape." - Divani Shamsi Tabriz Initially most people choose to meditate out of... Read more>
highmoon

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"Paradise is the prison of the sage as the world is the prisoner of the believer." - Yahja b. Mu'adh al-Razi For many of us who have come into meditation through psychedelics,... Read more>
Seasons

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The transformation that comes through meditation is not a straight-line progression. It's a spiral, a cycle. My own life is very much a series of spirals in which at times I am... Read more>
sunsetbanner

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After you have practiced for a while, you will realize that it is not possible to make rapid, extraordinary progress. Even though you try very hard, the progress you make is... Read more>
prayer

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"Christ was lost in love." - Neem Karoli Baba Prayer, sitting with a picture of a holy being, singing to the Beloved - all of these are devotional meditative practices, the way... Read more>