Category: Consciousness

Minds Like Crows

Enjoy this re-post from three years ago. oooOOOooo “Our minds are like crows.  They pick up everything that glitters, no matter how uncomfortable our nests get with all that metal in them.”  ~ Thomas Merton I love this analogy. Its part of the human…

Kripalu Training Awaits

Today, I head north to Kripalu Yoga Center in the Berkshires. There’s still snow on the ground and cold winter temps to greet me. The perfect time to be nourished and restored. I will stay in touch this time around.   Cheers!

Inspiration – Working Together

“Begin each morning by saying to yourself: Today I will meet people who are nosy, ungrateful, arrogant, deceitful, envious, and unsocial. They can’t help it—they are ignorant of the difference between good and bad. But I, who know the difference, also know that I…

In the Mirror of your Mind

“In the mirror of your mind all kinds of pictures appear and disappear. Knowing that they are entirely your own creations, watch them silently come and go. Be alert, but not perturbed. This attitude of silent observation is the very foundation of yoga. You…

The Insanity of the Human Condition

“In no way can I deny the insanity of the human condition. And yet, because there’s so much insanity, so much unconsciousness, it’s possible that there’s also the other side of it. Life is always balancing itself out. So, while all of this is…

Nothing to prove

Enjoy this re-post and Middle Ground pause. “There’s nothing to prove, nothing to figure out, nothing to get, nothing to understand. When we finally stop explaining to ourselves, we may discover that in silence, complete understanding is already there.” Steve Hagen Within nothing is everything…

Reflection – Winter and Self Inquiry

“Even with its storms, winter is the quietest time of year. There is nothing like the quiet after a storm. If you have had the privilege of being in the mountains right after a snowfall when there’s no wind, nothing moving, the snow is…

Happiness and the Movies

“Looking for happiness in the body, mind or world is like looking for the screen in a movie. The screen doesn’t appear in the movie, and yet, at the same time, all that is seen in the movie is the screen. In the same…

The Essence of You

Let yourself be the being you are This being is in the deep core of your living experience In every moment This being is beyond anything you can think The living presence is beyond any self image It is the essence of you Drop…

Mooji – The Parable of the Two Birds

This inspiration is from Mooji and is taken from ‘Vaster Than Sky Greater Than Space’. “Some time ago I saw a picture depicting a parable from the Bhagavad Gita. It showed two birds in a tree, and one of them was building a nest….

Enlightenment and Spending Time with Family

For everyone spending time with the Fokkers this year. This is a re-post and reminder just in time for Christmas and New Years. ☯︎☮︎☯︎☮︎☯︎☮︎☯︎☮︎☯︎ “If you think you are truly enlightened, go and spend a week with your parents.” ~ Ram Dass I laughed…

Three Levels of Truth

  “There are three levels of truth: experience, reasoning, and knowing. All other assertions should be rejected.”   The first type of truth is from our direct experience. The second type, is truth gained from reasoning and analysis. The third type of truth is different…

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