Trying to stop thinking is like telling the ocean to stop making waves

Trying to stop thinking is like telling the ocean to stop making waves

In many meditation practices there is a misconception that there is a need to “stop thinking” or “clear the mind” - that you will eventually reach a state of thoughtlessness with enough practice.  I believe that this is an unrealistic goal and the primary reason why most beginning meditators get frustrated. Clearing the mind is … Continue reading Trying to stop thinking is like telling the ocean to stop making waves

Opportunities often present themselves when we’re unprepared

What happens when an opportunity arises and you know you’re not ready for it? There’s the age old Zig Zigler quote that says “Success is when opportunity meets preparation”, and I generally agree with this. But what happens when you’re not prepared? What happens when an opportunity arises and you know you’re not ready for … Continue reading Opportunities often present themselves when we’re unprepared