June 30, 2020

Q. I still don't know what I am getting from the online study meetings, but there is always something that resonates at some point during the session. Yesterday I found particularly hard to make any head or tail of. The diagram was impenetrable to me. The notes were in...

January 14, 2018

Q. Thought you might enjoy this. One of my favorite poems from J. Krishnamurti. (excerpt from mp3)

     The river was everything, ….. The river was so indifferent to their joy and sorrow; it was so deep, there was such weight and power behind it; it was terrib...

July 23, 2017

Q. What you say about my spontaneous imagery resonates.

The expressions I witness seem random and without coherence, and I wonder what might bring coherence to it? If meditation 'unifies the scattered parts of the mind', and somehow this must be an expression of a parti...

July 21, 2017

Q.  You asked me in the session what was ‘behind’ the image and feeling I had when we were exploring what is stopping my creativity, and I said that it was darkness. But when you asked me more about the darkness, I found that it was a hard, shiny, impenetrable surface....

June 12, 2017

Q.  I very much appreciate your observations and frankness. If I'm understanding correctly you’re making a big distinction between self-improvement and spiritual experience. This is something I find myself doing often; that is hoping spiritual experience will somehow i...

May 29, 2017

"Midway upon the journey of our life, I found myself within a forest dark...." Thus Dante begins his Divine Comedy and journey through the three realms of existence.  It is a recurring metaphor for many at a certain stage of life. Here another finds herself in that for...

May 10, 2017

Q. I’ve searched for my ‘core’, as you suggested,* but although I can sense something, I can’t locate anything specific I could call a core.

A. The act of searching or directing your attention is both means and resolution.  In other words, by searching you are setting c...

May 7, 2017

It’s not uncommon for people who have been dedicated practitioners of meditation or other inner disciplines to reach a stage of feeling that they have reached an impasse, or that their expectations have not been met and they don’t know the way forward any more. Their o...

May 5, 2017

Q:  What is the role of emotion for growth and understanding? I am often overcome with the emotion of appreciation, and empathy towards situations and others, sometimes too much so! When I see a kindred spirit; feel the resonance of creativity expressing aliveness; or...