I met a falconer. We discussed the process of working with trained birds of prey, and I asked questions about the art.
In the recent months, a typical morning for me has entailed multiple steps consisting of the following:
- Getting up around 5AM
- Making coffee
- Reading & writing
- Showering / shaving / brushing teeth
- Cooking eggs and kale
- Getting dressed
I’m usually on the road to the office by 6:40.
Now, this routine works and it’s fine, but perhaps there is a better way…
Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English: An Introductory guide to Deeper States of Meditation (Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2009)
In reviewing Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English: An Introductory guide to Deeper States of Meditation by Bhante Henepola Gunaratana throughout this past week (this is my fourth time reading it over the last few years) I was reminded of a key personal truth. More on that later.
This is one of the very best books I’ve read from the perspective of an author who details the more advanced levels of meditation: The jhanas.
The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment (Vancouver: Namaste Publishing, 2004)
The first time I read The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment was in 2008. Every now and then I’ll pick it up again for a quick refresh on the principles. I reviewed it some this morning, in fact…
I was recently explaining to a friend the significance that the martial arts have had on my life.
It was back in the seventh grade when I first began studying Shuri-Te (a traditional form of karate). Even before then I remember reading and watching everything I could on the topic. During the course of my martial arts studies I came across a Japanese concept known as Giri…