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Witness
Author Pick, Mindfulness

Witness the relationship to yourself and thoughts 

“The Varaha Upanishad (Part IV) refers to the Bhumika (‘stage of development of wisdom’) which is of the form of pranava (Aum or Om) as formed of or divided into – akāra, ukāra, makāra and ardhmātra, which is on account of the difference of sthula (‘gross’), sukshama (‘subtle’), bija (‘seed’ or ‘causal’) and sakshi (‘witness’) whose avasthas (‘states’) are – ‘waking’, ‘dreaming’, ‘dream-less sleep’ and ‘turiya’. Sakshi which…

The seven
Mindfulness

Uncontrived spaciousness 

With a wide, open mind, the light seeps in. First just a flash, but it grows and throbs. In time, it will begin to highlight everything you see, the world becomes luminous and shiny. Brilliant and beautiful. Sitting at ease, resting in uncontrived spaciousness this…

Sunny Stormy
Poetry

Stormy Conditions Arising 

“This weekend I watched as my relaxed state of mind was interrupted with certain events. These events left a light, but tangible color to all the experiences that followed. As I tried to escape from those conditions, I realized that in order to want to…

Poetry

Ego 

Try not to destroy ego  It has no form thus cannot be destroyed  Know self and the Knowing of self as one  One with self, one with all Through the Nothing  Consciousness creates form Only Now, can it no longer bind Freedom from identity, freedom…

Mindfulness, Personal

Jedi, Buddhist, or Freudist? 

During some of my Ashtanga meditative discussion classes my teacher was touching on Buddhism, we were discussing the influences it had and how it affected our meditation.  I started to notice some really good alignments with some of the teachings of Yoda.  For example: My…

Mindfulness, Personal

Meditation Practice 

My spine is straight. Head tilted.  Not moving, just listening.  I keep going further down, deeper.  Then there is this place, it’s hard to see for when I focus on it, I lost focus and it’s gone.  Then I have to concentrate again. I start…