Lab Report: Meditation -The First 6 Months

“If you continue to this simple practice everyday you will attain a wonderful power. Before you attain it, it is something wonderful, but after you attain it, it is nothing special.” – Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, Shunryu Suzuki The Lab Report – 008 – “Meditation: The First 6 Month” For me these first 6 monthsContinue reading “Lab Report: Meditation -The First 6 Months”

Lab Report: The First 100 Days of Meditation

We keep reading about it; the most important endeavor one can undertake is self knowledge – “Know thyself” as the inscription reads at the Temple of Apollo – and what better way to start that examination than practice of meditation? ————————— The Lab Report – 005 – “Meditation: The First 100 Days” ———————– The meditationContinue reading “Lab Report: The First 100 Days of Meditation”

Thoughts on: “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

At the age of 6 the narrator abandoned his favorite hobby; drawing. Grownups kept mistaking his depiction of Boa Constrictors who swallowed entire elephants, for drawings of hats… 🐍 🐘 —- “Grownups never understand anything by themselves and it is exhausting for children to have to provide explanations over and over again”. —- The narratorContinue reading “Thoughts on: “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry”

Thoughts on: “The Wisdom of Insecurity” by Alan Watts

I’m focusing on notes this time around! —— Watts does a really great job at explaining ideas that seem to be at the core of most religious and spiritual teachings. —— 📝 The Law of Reversed Effort. ”When you try to stay on the surface of water, you sink; but when you try to sinkContinue reading “Thoughts on: “The Wisdom of Insecurity” by Alan Watts”

Thoughts on: “Hardcore Zen” by Brad Warner

Brad Warner is punk rocker turned Zen master. He is “controversial” because he is not part of either of the two dominating fractions of Zen in the west; the overly intellectualized one or the woo-woo New age version. —————————————— He wants to make Zen available and practical for to regular people with normal lives andContinue reading “Thoughts on: “Hardcore Zen” by Brad Warner”

Thoughts on: “Wherever You Go There You Are” by Jon Kabat-Zinn

What does the expression “Wherever you go, there you are” point towards? ————- Wherever you travel you always bring yourself with you. It’s easy to think that with a new job at a new company will finally make you happy. A few months later, after scoring that new job, you start to think: “if onlyContinue reading “Thoughts on: “Wherever You Go There You Are” by Jon Kabat-Zinn”