Wire Your Brain to Compassion & Wisdom

Here is a simple but powerful meditation that helps unravel our negative habitual and reactive postures. This simple meditation helps “hardwire us to wisdom and compassion.” The effort only takes a few minutes a day. This trains your mind while imprinting the memory of love on the psychophysical level. Research has shown us how the brain is pliable and responsive to such mind-training. This meditation gives your brain a positive memory to retrieve when life’s circumstances trigger a pain story. This simple practice assists in the undoing of negative belief systems (and assumptions) that are hardwired into us. Our brains are wired to take care … Continue reading

How My Blind Dog Sees

 The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. –Marcel Proust Recently I had a conversation with a mentor of mine; we discussed the possibility of working together on a project. I took this to be a great compliment and, after the conversation, I was flooded with a sense of gratitude that was so strong, it brought tears to my eyes. Had his generosity elicited this response? Or was it because I knew that collaboration with him could open myriad of inner and outer doors for me? I wasn’t sure. The next day … Continue reading

How To Be Certain & Confident

There is a way to become certain and confident,–– Keep at it. Consistency breeds certainty and confidence. Keep showing up at the page to write and you will develop certainty and confidence in your writing. (You will feel certainty in your ability to do the work and confidence in your improved writing.) Keep training consistently in awakening compassion (with everyone) and you will gain certainty from this practice. (If you are compassionate only some of the time this will not generate certainty through the benefits experienced by such a practice. And, the benefits of consistency will create confidence.) A consistent … Continue reading