May 29, 2017

Q.  I realised I have never spoken to you about prayer, and I would like to. That might be a missing part of my practice.

A. Prayer is difficult to identify outside of a conventional religious context. But it’s important to gain a deeper understanding because I thi...

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...

May 5, 2017

Q. I would find no other pursuit ultimately satisfying and yet to be honest there is a lingering feeling that I have not ever really fully committed. Maybe I could sit more, study more, be more patient, be more focused throughout the day, give up pleasures and desires...

May 1, 2017

Q. Winter in Canada, fishing with long time friends. Cold, snowing, ever so quiet and still. Learning Spey casting; an art form when done by a master; rhythm, timing and touch; less is more. The masters say it's no longer about catching fish. 

Now on the cold...

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