Music as a Teaching

Music as a Teaching

I love music—who doesn’t?—yet it had never occurred to me that music itself could be a teaching, that it could bring people to the place, the experience, that spiritual teachers’ words point to, the transcendence that’s sometimes found in meditation (and often isn’t)....
Why I Stopped Searching for Enlightenment

Why I Stopped Searching for Enlightenment

In the summer of 2013, when I was in the midst of two years of financial hardship, someone asked me: “If you could ask for one wish, and know it would come true, what would it be?” My immediate answer was “enlightenment.” The questioner was surprised I didn’t say...
Finding Calm Through Fierce Presence

Finding Calm Through Fierce Presence

Different teachers define presence in different ways–Dr. Dan Siegel says it’s “being aware of what you’re doing while you’re doing it.” Eckhart Tolle calls it “rising above thought.”  To me, it means being present in my...
Time Doesn’t Exist

Time Doesn’t Exist

“Imagine the Earth devoid of human life, inhabited only by plants and animals. Would it still have a past and a future? Could we still speak of time in any meaningful way? The question “What time is it?” or “What’s the date today?”...
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