Meditation: Where to Begin?
This course is meant to kick-start – or refresh – peoples’ meditation practice, by giving them both a clear understanding of four core meditation styles – concentration (leads to simplicity and peace), mindfulness (leads to insight and perspective), loving-kindness (leads to friendliness and compassion), and “just sitting” (leads to acceptance and deep connection) – and how they can all be mixed, matched, and integrated into a single practice routine.
Last year, at a mood disorders clinic in Toronto, I was diagnosed as bipolar. Whether or not I accepted the label, it was an accurate description of my symptoms. It had taken me so long to notice because mostly my moods were up. How could that be a problem? Being high is awesome, isn't it?
The world is filled with so many interesting things! People doing stuff, going places, making things happen. It’s all very exciting. This is not about any of that.
From the Astral Hustle podcast: "This podcast was a trip. Several times Jeff and I had to stop and scratch our heads because of the similarity of our experiences. We had fun and got into a deep talk about our paths and the far reaches of consciousness".