Short essays

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|

Control Or No Control? – That Is The Algorithmic Question

Awareness – Wiring your brain for mindfulness rather than mindlessness. Here are two related questions that two students recently asked about mindfulness meditation: “I am confused about control. There seems to be a contradiction: On one hand it feels like we take control in meditation, on the other hand we learn to relinquish control. What’s the solution?” […]

By |2021-08-10T14:22:08+00:00January 27th, 2019|Essays, Q & A|
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