Category: Awareness & the Mind

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The Path to the Superconscious
The Path to the Superconscious

The path to the superconscious mind requires you to go through your subconscious. The subconscious is the gatekeeper to the superconscious mind. Few spiritual texts or teachers speak about the importance of understanding the subconscious mind and how it works on the spiritual path.  In the Sanskr...

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Mental Arguments
Mental Arguments

You’ve probably heard me describe the mind as a vast space with many different areas within it. And awareness as a glowing ball of light that can move within the mind to any of these areas.  If you haven’t, then I encourage you to listen to my TEDx talk, Unwavering Focus, that explains this in&he...

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Focus Misconceptions
Focus Misconceptions

There are so many misconceptions surrounding focus. These misconceptions often lead people to have a very skewed or misinformed perspective on focus thus shunning it as a possible quality to cultivate in life. I’ll pick a couple of them and hope to dispel these misconceptions here. Firstly, one o...

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The Missing Link to Mindfulness
The Missing Link to Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a popular buzzword at the moment with everyone and their grandma wanting to practice it, but most people don’t quite understand what mindfulness actually is.  Let’s start by defining mindfulness. Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines mindfulness as “the practice of maintaining a non...

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Making the Case
Making the Case

In teaching or encouraging others to learn to focus, we have to make the case. What do I mean by that? Well, let me tell you a story about how I learned this very important lesson. In 2018, I was invited to speak at the 18th World Knowledge Forum in Seoul, South Korea. The 3-day…

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The Superconscious Mind
The Superconscious Mind

If you were to look at the mind in a simplified way you can say that there are three states of mind.  The conscious, the subconscious and the superconscious mind.  What is the superconscious mind? My guru defines it as the “The mind of light, the all-knowing intelligence of the soul.” In Sanskrit...

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Do you know who is in charge of your awareness?
Do you know who is in charge of your awareness?

Most people unknowingly give people and things around them permission to move their awareness from one area of the mind to another all day every day.  You can think of this like the same way you give a director of a movie permission to move your awareness all around the mind while watching the mo...

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Who’s in charge of your awareness?
Who’s in charge of your awareness?

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