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What about neuroscience? Also, what is the deal with keeping the eyes open?

May 8, 2017   |   Leave a reply

Hello, meditator! Before this week’s practice, I answer a 2-part question from Open Heart Project meditator Carole: I would like to know if you combine the latest neuroscience research results with ancient wisdom on meditation? I would like to know why in the ’70’s I was trained to close my eyes during Transcendental Meditation and now you say to keep the... READ MORE

The key to discipline (and happiness, love, and everything else)

March 6, 2017   |   Leave a reply

The meditation begins at 4:14  Audio only version is here. Hello wonderful meditator and even more wonderful human being. If you are feeling great about the world and happy about the direction you are going in personally, I celebrate and applaud you! I also urge you to skip ahead to the meditation itself which begins at the 4:14 mark. If... READ MORE

Simplicity is fuel

January 16, 2017   |   Leave a reply

The meditation begins at 3:15 Audio only version is here. Hello, Open Heart Project. Welcome to a new week! I hope that, no matter how great last week was, this week will be better. Before today’s 10-minute sit, I offer a few thoughts on how to expedite the meditative process. Spoiler alert: it’s not about doing anything. This month, I’ve... READ MORE

Keep it Simple

January 9, 2017   |   Leave a reply

The meditation begins at 4:39 Audio only version is here. Hello, Open Heart Project. Welcome to a new week! I hope it will be the best week of your life. Today’s short talk before our 10-minute sit is about the importance and power of simplicity. In Buddhist thought, simplicity has to do with being with what is without adding anything.... READ MORE

Happy New Year!

January 2, 2017   |   Leave a reply

The meditation begins at 4:28 Audio only version is here. Hello, Open Heart Project. As I write this, it is just about 8:00 a.m. on January 1. Happy new year! A new day is here. May it be peaceful, loving, and fiercely wise. May 2017 be the best year of your life, exceeded only by 2018… The focus of this... READ MORE

Let’s just sit… again

December 12, 2016   |   1 Comment

Hello, meditators. There is so much going on for so many of us! This week’s practice is another chance to…just sit. Unwind, turn off all your devices (except this one) and take a 10 minute break for your body and mind. As I mention in the video, a guided meditation can be found here. With love, Susan PS  Join me... READ MORE

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