Yield to Overcome: The Power of Nonresistance

Nonresistance doesn’t necessarily mean doing nothing. All it means is that any “doing” becomes nonreactive. Remember the deep wisdom underlying the practice of Eastern martial arts: Don’t resist the opponent’s force. Yield to overcome. Having said that, “doing nothing” when you are in a state of intense presence is a very powerful transformer and healer of situations and […]

It’s Going To Be Okay, Buddy

By Shane Eckhart Tolle’s teachings came to me at just the right time in my life. At the beginning of 2012, I was suffering from anxiety which was building up over the years with family troubles escalating and self doubt increasing. I was always a very insecure person growing up and when this anxiety came on, it […]

The Breaths I have Left

When I was eight, my father gave me a copy of Death Be Not Proud, a book by John Gunther about the life and death of his son Johnny. By the time I turned the last page, and I say this in the kindest possible way, I’d become a bit of a hypochondriac and completely death-obsessed. Not only […]

Moments Without Thought

A moment without thought And the background noise ceases And I can suddenly hear The silence between sounds The silence beneath sound From which all sounds emerge Like waves from the sea. A moment without thought And the fog disperses And the world is filled With translucent light New dimensions of detail And sharpness and […]