Meditation Made Easy

Whatever the question: Meditation is the answer Whenever I work with someone I suggest they create bookends, something they do every morning and every night to remind themselves that life is a journey of love. I suggest one of the bookends is meditation. I have taught people how to meditate for almost 30 years and have watched people make it so much harder than it needs to be. They say they are going to meditate and then they put it off. They say I don’t have the time. I have found in my own life I don’t have the time NOT to meditate! Here is a very simple guided meditation that will show you how to meditate. Listen to it and then allow the magic of meditation unfold in your life. read...

Yesterday was my birthday

The past few years I have hiked to Lake Waiau near the summit of Mauna Kea. It is 13,020 feet (3970 m) above sea level. Climbing at that altitude is challenging to say the least. It is very sacred place to the Hawaiian people and I have always had amazing experiences. This year was wonderful. I had no conscious plans to go yet at 4AM I found myself getting dressed and driving to the mountain in the pouring rain. I decided to take a different path to hike in. It was very cold 34F (1C) but as the sun rose the warmth was welcome. read...

Spiritual Practices Take Practice: Meditation

I always tell my students to create bookends. Something they do every morning and every night to facilitate their spiritual practices. I think the most powerful and the easiest is meditation, especially guided meditations. With guided meditations all you have to do is listen! Plant a seed and watch it grow I saw this video on CNN world here in Tokyo and thought about guided mediations and spiritual growth. Watch it and then plant thoughts of love in your heart and your mind. With love,...

Letting go of the past and loving it all

Our past can define us in a limiting way or set us free. The choice is ours. Many times when I work with individuals the story of their childhood or past experiences have trapped them in an endless loop of creating the same thing over and over again. The key players may be different and the details of the story but ultimately the person winds up feeling the same way. They get to hold onto an old, limiting perspective – a belief they have successfully reaffirmed for years. After all they have the proof that the belief is true. They can point to their life and say ‘see’ I never get what I want or they never will understand, I’m not good enough or hundreds of other stories. read...