Tracks in the Snow

As mentioned before, I often go for a morning trot through the local town forest, and I am aware that I am sharing this space with many critters, some seen, but mostly unseen. Well, last night we were blessed with about an inch of fresh snow, and while I wasn't actually planning on going for…

Wim Hof Method Testimonial

If you don't know who Wim Hof is, you can easily get a taste of his infectious, fun, and yes, a little bit crazy personality from a variety of appearances with the likes of Joe Rogan, Tony Robbins, and my friend Morgan's One Mind podcast. Wim is an extraordinarily enthusiastic advocate of personal power. He is a Dutch…

Trade In Impatience and Boredom

If feeling stuck in routine, consider that Rudolph Steiner said that nothing in our daily life needs to outwardly change to begin to engage in the higher work. He gives some exercises in which we can engage ourselves, basically, in our spare moments. It's the quality, the reverence brought to these moments, which sets them…

Meditation on Dark Days

Don't go into the mind, into meditation, only when the conditions are good. Think of going into the woods to build those small bridges on forest trails to let hikers avoid giant puddles. The larger brooks and streams are obvious even when it's dry, but you have to go in when it's been raining and…

A Question About Breath Energy

An inquiry from a diligent student of meditation: I wanted to ask you about “breath energy,” which seems to be an essential piece of Thannisaro Bhikkhu's meditations. Could you please share with me what your understanding of breath energy is? Reply: First, one of the best resources for elucidating Thanissaro Bhikkhu's teachings is a Facebook…