“Living in the Moment”
Many years ago I was in Osaka walking through a crowded and bustling underground multi-level shopping complex at the central railway station. My Japanese friend pointed to a little juice bar with tables set out in the middle of the mall. He said, “I have to do something by myself. Why don’t you have a juice and relax?Read More »
“Relieving Anguish through the Diamond Color Meditation”
Suffering is the universal lot of man …
All men must suffer; that is the way the gods plan human life.
—Jasper Griffinon, Homer
Over my many years in clinical practice, I have increasingly come to the conclusion that all of us are suffering from a condition more basic, more fundamental, than any illness.Read More »
“Creativity as Aspiration through Meditation”
What unconscious does the artist bring into conscious expression?
The superficial – with always some hate, often more than the love,
or the Deep Unconscious of Pure, Pure Love?
In a sense, it all depends on meditation. Did he, does he, meditate? And what Guidance does he receive from it?
It does not have to be meditation in the more formal sense, only some means of surrendering himself to Inspiration.Read More »
“We All Are the Golden Buddha”
“The Buddha of the deeper Buddhism is not Gautama … but simply the divine in man. Chrysalides of the infinite we all are: each contains a ghostly Buddha, and the millions are but one.”
— Lafcadio Hearn
Our word chrysalis originally referred to the gold-colored pupa of a butterfly, from the Greek khrusos, gold.Read More »
“Hakuin Ekaku: Meditation in the Midst”
Hakuin Ekaku, the great Zen master made his life statement with his final piece of calligraphy: “a giant character for ‘midst,’ with the inscription, ‘Meditation in the MIDST of action is a billion times superior to meditation in stillness.’”*
Action Meditation: the Soul at work.
* Ed. Sushila Blackman, Graceful Exits (New York: Weatherhill, 1997), p.Read More »