Short reflections

Our COVID-19 Program Approach

Navigating our mindfulness and therapy programs in COVID times. Our government is following a general world-wide trend of beginning to loosen our social isolation so that society can get back to more ‘normal’ interaction patterns, work, and economic prosperity. Within this context, our team had to decide when we can start meeting with our patients, students, and participants in person again. […]

By |2021-08-11T19:26:34+00:00July 3rd, 2020|Short reflections|

Spirituality – A Few Thought Snippets As Appetizer

A few thoughts about spirituality from a mindsight perspective. A friend of mine sent me the above picture of Northrop Frye with the following email: ‘Good morning, Stephane. Hope all is well with you. I was on campus of Victoria College at U of T yesterday (my Alma Mater) and noticed this fine gentleman sitting on a bench. Made me think of you.’ […]

By |2021-06-21T14:35:42+00:00May 27th, 2019|Short reflections|

Three Pairs Of Opposites That Can Help Or Prevent You From Getting Out Of Your Own Way

Awareness, Surrender and Meditation. In my previous blog ‘The core secret of mindsight – Get out of your own way’, I explored the notion of doing less to gain more, a fundamental principle in mindsight training. In this blog we are exploring three pairs of opposites students often confuse with each other, and that can get in the way of our getting out of our own way. The three pairs of opposites are ignoring versus suppressing or pushing away, surrendering versus giving in, and faith and belief. […]

By |2021-07-06T15:18:53+00:00April 15th, 2019|Mindfulness, Short reflections|

The Integration Of Consciousness In A Dream

Understanding the Dream Experience Wherever you look, there is mind, and wherever is mind, the opportunity for mindfulness presents itself – that means everywhere and all the time. It is not just about meditation, but about insight into one’s inner world, empathy for others, and integration of the energy flow within ourselves and between each other. The stories we tell are part of the landscape of mind to be mined for the hidden treasures of meaning our illusions have so deeply buried. […]

By |2021-09-14T14:05:49+00:00October 9th, 2018|Short reflections|

Thoughts Are Not Facts – Meditation

Meditation invites us to explore how thoughts are not facts This topic was recently discussed in the Mindfulness Community Group (MCG) as one some people have trouble with. A few participants offered helpful clarifications to help understand what is meant. I remained unclear about whether the discussion really went far enough, as it seemed to stop short of the core issue at stake. Here is a short synopsis to shed light on what I mean. […]

By |2021-09-23T19:16:08+00:00September 22nd, 2018|Short reflections|

Basic And Applied Mindfulness – A Short Introduction To Wisdom

Through wisdom we grow and find peace, to access the full potential of human consciousness. What I teach can sometimes feel daunting, first and foremost because the brain is the most complex object in the known universe, the mind even more so, and there is no way around complexity in teaching and learning about the mind. I also consider my students’ experts in their own subjective experience of being alive. […]

By |2021-10-12T19:52:33+00:00July 15th, 2018|Short reflections|

The Lights Are On, But Nobody Is Home

The Nature of Mindlessness Your doorbell rings at 2 o’clock in the morning. Startled, you get up, make your way downstairs and open the door. A man stands before you wearing diamond rings and a fur coat; a Rolls Royce stands behind him. He is sorry to wake you up at this ridiculous hour, but he is in the middle of a scavenger hunt. He needs a piece of wood about three by seven feet, two inches thick. Can you help him? […]

By |2021-10-26T14:46:10+00:00June 14th, 2018|Short reflections|
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