Category: Awareness & the Mind

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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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Announcing my App and NEW online course!
Announcing my App and NEW online course!

Since I released my Introduction to Meditation course in 2016, thousands of students from more than 130 countries around the world have gone through this training. Many students have shared with me they have a better understanding of how their mind works, a greater ability to focus and that they ...

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Manual for the Mind
Manual for the Mind

You have a mind. You are born with it. You live with it. Throughout your entire life, you function in the mind whether it be in your waking state or in your sleeping states. It’s the one thing you spend 24-hours a day with. You don’t even spend that much time with the people or…

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Awareness and Reactions
Awareness and Reactions

As events occur in life, most people react to them in an uncontrolled way. When this happens awareness gets drawn out and externalized. Their energies get externalized too, entangling itself with people and things around them. Before long they find themselves bound to the external world, and inne...

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Where awareness goes, energy flows
Where awareness goes, energy flows

When I lived as a monk, my guru (Sivaya Subramuniyaswami) taught me a phrase he coined: ‘Where awareness goes, energy flows.’ It’s probably one of the most important things I’ve learned. First, we have to learn that awareness and the mind are two separate things. Second, our mind does not w...

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Awareness vs. Consciousness
Awareness vs. Consciousness

One of my online course meditation students asked about the difference between awareness and consciousness. I’m glad the student posed this question. My guru answers this question in the best way possible. He says “Consciousness and awareness are the same when awareness is totally identified with...

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