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Do you have problems being consistent with your practice? The cause may not be what you think.

December 4, 2017   |   Leave a reply

The meditation begins at 10:32 Audio only version is here. Hello, dear meditator. How are you? I hope you are well and feeling happy. Basically everyone I have ever known finds it difficult to be consistent with their practice and, further, basically everyone thinks this is because they lack discipline. I suggest that this is probably not the issue. Before... READ MORE

How to dispel stressful, scary thoughts + a very special guest speaker

November 13, 2017   |   Leave a reply

The meditation begins at 4:58 Audio only version is here. Hello, dear meditator. Before today’s meditation, I offer you a suggestion for working with painful thoughts. It is a short, simple exercise you can do anytime, anywhere, on the spot. I use it constantly. Let me know if you try it! This suggestion comes directly from the work of a... READ MORE

How to create more happiness: Step #4

August 21, 2017   |   2 Comments

The meditation begins at 6:35 Audio only version is here. Hello. I am so happy we have a chance to sit together. Before today’s 10-minute sit, I offer you some thoughts on the fourth paramita or transcendent action: exertion. It is really easy to lose the energy to act in this crazy, wonderful, confounding world of ours. In this video, I suggest... READ MORE

How to stop suffering: Step #5

July 3, 2017   |   Leave a reply

The meditation begins at 10:08 Audio only version is here. Hello, Open Heart Project meditator. It is wonderful to see you! As you may know, I’m walking us through a very broad overview of the Eightfold Path in recent Monday videos. Today we discuss step #5, Right Livelihood. Enjoy! With love, Susan GET FREE WEEKLY MEDITATION VIDEOS The only way to... READ MORE

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

Simplicity is peaceful

January 30, 2017   |   Leave a reply

The meditation begins at 3:17 Audio only version is here. Hello, Open Heart Project. When I woke up this morning, I wasn’t sure what I should pay attention to first. The problems of the world? My practice? My giant to-do list? The more I tried to figure it out, the more anxious I became…until I realized that all I wanted... READ MORE

Some thoughts before today’s US elections

November 7, 2016   |   9 Comments

One could say that many of the world’s ills are rooted in fear. This is a pretty ordinary observation. If you watch a scary movie at night, you hear the noises in your home as ominous. If you don’t, they aren’t. Fear changes the way we perceive the world around us. On this day just prior to our election in... READ MORE