A Complete Contemplative Practice, Pt. 3

In the book, Contemplative Practices in Action, Doug Oman asks the questions, “Do I enjoy the spiritual support of an integral contemplative practice?  If not, can I expand my practice in ways that are personally appropriate and consistent with my tradition and beliefs?”   Oman looked at 10 different contemplative practices found in non-religious traditions … Continue reading A Complete Contemplative Practice, Pt. 3

A Complete Contemplative Practice, Pt 2

In the book, Contemplative Practices in Action, Doug Oman asks the questions, “Do I enjoy the spiritual support of an integral contemplative practice?  If not, can I expand my practice in ways that are personally appropriate and consistent with my tradition and beliefs?” Oman looked at 10 different contemplative practices found in non-religious traditions and … Continue reading A Complete Contemplative Practice, Pt 2

A Complete Contemplative Practice

In the book, Contemplative Practices in Action, Doug Oman asks the questions, “Do I enjoy the spiritual support of an integral contemplative practice?  If not, can I expand my practice in ways that are personally appropriate and consistent with my tradition and beliefs?” Oman looked at 10 different contemplative practices found in non-religious traditions and … Continue reading A Complete Contemplative Practice

With each Step, You have Arrived

  In a walking meditation, you walk like a free person.  Free from the past.  Free from the future.  It is an act of revolution.  Thich Nhat Hanh Walk meditations are hard for me.  I always have a destination and/or a goal.  I am a fast walker who thinks about a million things while walking.  … Continue reading With each Step, You have Arrived

Heartfulness, Part Two

“Heartful awareness invites us into active engagement with those emotional states, which, by their very definition, are life-generating, expansive and stabilizing.”  From Mindfulness to Heartfulness by Alane Daugherty I love to travel and traveling on planes scares me.  My heart rate increases.  My body freezes becoming rigid and lacking feeling.  Recently, I flew to California … Continue reading Heartfulness, Part Two

Life Transformation is an Embodied Experience

The class I took this fall semester for my Doctoral studies is called, “Your brain on God.”  During the semester, we read about how meditation deepens our spiritual connection to ourselves, others and The Divine.  We also read about how neuroscience is studying meditation.  It is fascinating to think about what spiritual experiences look like … Continue reading Life Transformation is an Embodied Experience