Category meditation

8 tips for starting to meditate, and books to explore

Several friends have asked me, do I have any tips for starting to meditate? Yes! First, it might be helpful to paint more of how I got into all this. In 2006, I’d witnessed my longtime friend Jeremy’s transition into a calmer, more self-confident, happier state of being, because of his starting to practice yoga […]

Acting in the present moment as your own observer :: jumping from A Thousand Splendid Suns

I’m learning how many artists and thinkers extol the concept of “observing one’s actions from a state of inner calm”. Right now, I’m writing a lot, and reading Khaled Hosseini’s A Thousand Splendid Suns. After learning more about Afghanistan’s recent history and Hosseini’s bio, I found this passage from his latest blog post: By far […]

finding meaning

yeah so last post, lots of happiness [thoughts on] and frustration [at the war] – now back, after an intense due diligence, a week spent mostly hiking, yoga meditating, now on a project in Chicago. when it gets crazy, “ramping up” as we say with a new project, then blog becomes secondary. well more like […]

What is meditation?

Many people I know are quite skeptical about meditation. It’s “wierd” or something “alternative” that Westerners just don’t do. I know I felt this way until about 2 years ago, when I started to explore yoga as a way to decrease stress. Meditation is just a natural offshoot, and it would not due the experience […]

Meditation and neuroscience :: 2003 report suggests that meditation improves positive emotions and the immune system by activating the left side of the brain

So…onwards with my incremental learnings about consciousness and meditation. I’m hoping to not limit my explorations to just “hard science”, but also exploring more of the frontier. So some of these articles will be old, but I think totally cool. So I wanted to provide a rapid review of an 03 article from Richard Davidson […]

review :: David Lynch, “Catching the Big Fish”

David Lynch’s “Catching the Big Fish” is an inspiring, refreshing introduction to creativity and meditation. Lynch briefly covers many topics, from managing his film crews to filming Eraserhead on a shoestring to his daily meditation routines. I recommend this to anyone looking for insights about opening awareness to new ideas, managing a team, seeking an […]