Sunday, April 12, 2015

Jon Kabat-Zinn - Mindfulness Can Be Enlightening Work

Get more Jon Kabat-Zinn Here

Read the below two pages from Jon Kabat-Zinn. His words might provide you with a little motivation to continue your mindfulness practice. Jack Kornfield likes to remind us that approching meditation or other mindfulness practices as if they are "grim duties" can defeat the purpose of the whole thing. Download the episode of the Mind/Body/Spirit Podcast where I read this excerpt.


Support:
AJ Snook's Amazon Author Page
Try Audible and Get Two Free Audiobooks

Blogger Tricks

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Have Faith In Existence

faith; spirituality; knowing; meditation
Have Faith In Existence...At Least Until Death
I've been grappling with the idea of faith lately, and trying to think of a way to approach it that's not "blind". I think the (sort of) solution I've come to applies to pain. For me, faith is not far from a commitment. Not a commitment to something worldly or societal, but commitment to this life, to existing with a turned on spirit, always trying to light the fire, trying not to go through the motions (or however you like to put it). It can be easy to commit when life is going well and pain-free, but the challenge is to commit when things are gloomy (physically and spiritually). My suggestion is to have faith, faith that the pain will go away after death, but also a will to live, to postpone eternity for just another day, just another moment.


Support:
AJ Snook's Amazon Author Page
Try Audible and Get Two Free Audiobooks

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Duncan Trussell & Joe Rogan - The Tree Of Man



I liked Duncan's recent metaphor of us all being the part of the same connected tree, each of us a branch, but the tree has schizophrenia and needs the right medicine to wake up and realize that we're all connected. I know he was probably just spitballing (as he does so well) but I'd prefer to change "branch" for "root". We're all part of the root system and vital to the health of the tree. The ego not only tells us that we're only a root and we don't need the whole in order to live full and healthy lives as an old, wise tree, but the ego also is constantly looking in the past and future (I mean constantly) and the truth only exists in the moment, which is the only place to look to find it. Be the tree. Be in the present. Be. One at a time, as we wake up, the tree's blossoms will bloom bigger and its sap and fruit will be sweeter and juicier. Like the Coastal Redwoods, the tree will live forever.


joe rogan; duncan trussell; spirituality
Tree of Man / Rasel Ahmed

Download Audio

Support:
AJ Snook's Amazon Author Page
Try Audible and Get Two Free Audiobooks

back to top