Category: Awareness & the Mind

31 Posts

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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Overcoming Anxiety
Overcoming Anxiety

I’ve taken a long hiatus from blogging. My apologies. The last few months have been filled with speaking engagements around the world and working on a few important projects including the development of Siva Ashram, our retreat center in Costa Rica. I hope to update you on some of these thi...

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Memory and Awareness
Memory and Awareness

A few days ago one of the students of my 12-week online course “Introduction to Meditation” asked the following question on our online forum. “How are memories and awareness related?” Here’s my response to him which I wanted to share with you as well. Memories are ex...

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Bringing Awareness to Attention
Bringing Awareness to Attention

Now, I’ve already shared with you that the most important thing in understanding the mind is understanding that there is a clear separation between awareness and mind. Once you’ve understood that you are not the mind but rather you are pure awareness moving through different areas of the mind, th...

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