This week I would like to tackle the concepts of presence, mindfulness and awareness sprinkled with a little science and understanding.

The ultimate promise of these concepts is much larger than we can at first imagine and certainly more profound. It helps us understand that our conventional view of ourselves and even what we mean by “self” is incomplete in some very important ways. Buddhism helps us recognize how and why we mis-take the actuality of things for some story we create, and then makes it possible to chart a path toward greater sanity, well-being, and purpose.

These can difficult topics to write about and describe, but I think they are worthy of the effort and I encourage everyone to comment, share and spread the meaning this week.

Every time we are aware of our thoughts, as opposed to being lost in a thought, we experience that opening of the mind.

Peace and Love, Jim

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