You know how you wake up and you’re on auto-pilot? There’s so much on your mind that you don’t notice what’s going on around you. Your thoughts are running, colliding, overwhelming….
Sound familiar? This is automaticity, and it sucks the life out of you. You know there must be more and you’re right, but getting to it means breaking out of your comfort zone.
The process begins when you learn to trust yourself and become self-reliant. This isn’t a gift; you grow it with your own hands from raw experience and clear attention. The reward is to know and respect yourself, to engage wholeheartedly with your life—even if everything’s falling apart.
For this journey into yourself you need a support system, and my job is to provide that. On this page you’ll find some of the ways I do this, from articles to guided meditations to interviews with people who’re really changing their lives.
- Start with Your Daily Meds—a series of 10-minute meditations guiding you into the basic stages of meditation.
- For more context, download some hour-long workshops.
- For conversations about matters of belief and awakening, read the blog, The Naked Monk.
- To learn how other people deal with the same issues, listen to Mindful Lives.
- And when you’re ready to curl up with a good read, pick up a copy of The Novice. Or delve into a fascinating guide to Buddhist meditation: It Begins with Silence.
All of these and more are listed below, one pane at a time. Browse away, and share with your friends. It’s all right here—and so I am if ever you need me.