THE ART OF LISTENING

Friend, listen deeply. There is an art to this listening. The art is in the falling. Usually, listening takes place from a position: the position of self. In this case, it’s not really listening: it’s more like projecting. The self projects itself onto the screen of perception and so it hears only a distortion of…

Be a Hollow Bamboo

It’s a great practice to be a hollow bamboo, whether you’re meditating or sitting in stillness, whether you’re moving about your day doing the washing up, or driving a car, or whatever it is. Whether you’re at work or have a task, whether it’s a creative project, whatever it is. Just spend five minutes, right…

LIVING AS SILENCE 

We mostly think of silence as the opposite of noise, as something we can find by getting away from our everyday lives, or something we can create by switching off the phone, lighting a few candles, and relaxing on the couch. But silence is not an object or a commodity. It can neither be found…