Digging Deeper

My Experiment: Part 11 You can read part 10 here: Walking the Tightrope Sunset at low tide, I’m wandering among the rocks at the nearby point, and I happen upon an enchanting little cove. Most of the time it’s under water, but when the tide is out, a small sandy beach is revealed, maybe thirty feetContinue reading “Digging Deeper”

Walking the Tightrope

My Experiment: Part 10 You can read Part 9 here: Going with the Flow I want to thank my friend Chris for the title of this post (he was quoting Stevie Ray Vaugh). It’s another metaphor for finding balance, I think I’m going to need lots of those, because this is a recurring theme that keepsContinue reading “Walking the Tightrope”

Going with the Flow

My Experiment: Part 9 You can read Part 8 here: Fitting Right In Before I delve into the magic that transpired at Envision, I’d like to set the context. A recurring theme in my posts is a tendency to get caught up in the schemes created by my mind. I often find myself evaluating the currentContinue reading “Going with the Flow”

Enjoying the Journey

My Experiment: Part 7 (You can read Part 6 here: Slowing Down) My apartment in Costa Rica is about two miles outside of town, which takes me roughly forty minutes to walk. There’s a bus that runs past three times a day, but the schedule isn’t always convenient and it doesn’t run at night. Consequently,Continue reading “Enjoying the Journey”

Slowing Down

My Experiment: Part 6 (You can read part 5 here Finding Balance) The pace of my life continues to slow down, and the effect is transformational. Every morning begins with a sunrise meditation on the beach. The rich amber tones of the dawn sky gradually lighten to blue. Venus and Jupiter have been visible before daybreakContinue reading “Slowing Down”

Finding Balance

My Experiment: Part 5 (You can read Part 4 here: My Experiment: Part 4 – Breaking Patterns) It’s astounding how insidiously my mind continues attempting to create programs and slip into autopilot. I’m not sure why that happens. Perhaps because coasting on autopilot requires less mental energy than staying fully aware and responsive to the environment?Continue reading “Finding Balance”

My Experiment: Part 4 – Breaking Patterns

You can read part 3 here: My Experiment: Part 3 – Always Wanting More Costa Rica is perfect for slowing down and breaking patterns. The other day, I felt myself slipping into old patterns of thought. I rode the bus over to the next town to run errands, and I encountered several struggles that prevented meContinue reading “My Experiment: Part 4 – Breaking Patterns”

My Experiment: Part 3 – Always Wanting More

You can read Part 2 here: My Experiment: Part 2 – The Return Now that I’m away from all the situations that trigger my automatic responses, and slowing down my life, I’m becoming aware of the baseline programs running in my brain. I’m noticing my brain spends a lot of time planning for the future, thinkingContinue reading “My Experiment: Part 3 – Always Wanting More”