How do you apply your teachings to your day to day life?

Awakening for me brought a nondual realization and a seeing through the “me”.  In this area, there is not much to apply.  Many illusions of the mind also dropped away…attachment, fear, and suffering (for the most part).  Occasionally, if there is a noticing of a rising frustration, stress, resistance, or the beginning of some form of discontent…I do what I have repeatedly said in this blog.  I simply allow it, sit with it, look at it, and deepen my understanding of it. Continue reading How do you apply your teachings to your day to day life?

How do we break the habit of excessive thinking?

By not paying thought any mind and instead being 100% devoted to the experience of now.  By not fretting about the past, nor worrying about the future too much, and being fully conscious of now.  By accepting the present moment as it is for as long as it is…neither clinging nor repelling what (by its very nature) changes. Continue reading How do we break the habit of excessive thinking?

What is mindfulness and does memory play a role in it?

Mindfulness is mostly just being present.  Mindfulness is being 100% devoted to the experience of this moment…and not resisting or denying anything in the moment.  For example, eating with mindfulness is “just eating”.  Not judging, labeling, or otherwise reflectively thinking about the experience.  Eating with mindfulness is seeing the food that you are eating, smelling the aroma of the food, feeling the texture of the food in the mouth, experiencing the taste of the food, hearing the sound of eating the food, etc.  Totally accepting the experience as it is…not wanting it to be other than what it is…with curiosity and kindness. Continue reading What is mindfulness and does memory play a role in it?