The most helpful (and confounding) view of the spiritual journey

April 17, 2023   |   18 Comments

Audio-only version is here.
Meditation practice begins at 11:27.

Dear Open Heart Project,

Hello, I hope you are well! Also, I cut all my hair off! On purpose!

In this video, I share some thoughts with you about something I’ve been thinking about in relation so my own spiritual journey, what in Buddhism is called β€œthe middle way”. What is it in the middle of? How does one find this midpoint? I hope you find interesting things to think about in regard to this question.

Let me hear any reflections you have. I always love to hear from you.

With love, Susan

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  • Posted by:  Bill Eccles

    Thank you Susan for sharing your thoughts on the middle way. As always, insightful and thoughtful.

    • Posted by:  Susan Piver

      you are so welcome. very glad this is helpful. with love, s

  • Posted by:  Karen

    I love everything about this, including you – and, your hair… <3

    • Posted by:  Susan Piver

      ditto on all counts, Karen!! xo s

  • Posted by:  Riitta

    Wau, brilliant! Thank you Susan. And by the way: You look great with that shortcut hair:)

    • Posted by:  Susan Piver

      thank you and thank you!! xo s

  • Posted by:  Patricia R. Coia

    Thanks. I like how you describe the “breath” as a gateway to the present moment.

    • Posted by:  Susan Piver

      so glad to hear it. with love, s

  • Posted by:  April D Allen

    This was excellent! As happens so often, you talk about the very things I’d been thinking about. Thank you, always.

    • Posted by:  Susan Piver

      love that! xo s

  • Posted by:  Sarah

    …from the space of receptivity…Thank you! I appreciate your clarity and dedication to the dharma, which inspires us.

    • Posted by:  Susan Piver

      thank you for these lovely words, Sarah. with love, s

  • Posted by:  Diane Mortier

    Love your short hair!

    And the wise words.

    Bonjour du Vermont

    • Posted by:  Susan Piver


  • Posted by:  Diane Mortier

    Thoughts are a powerful, entertaining force!

    Striving to Be Here Now.

    • Posted by:  Susan Piver

      Right there with you!

  • Posted by:  Betsy

    This teaching was so clarifying…how our meditation practice: resting on the breath, brings us to the present which trains our mind to be in the present. And, how “the middle way” being in the present has meaning beyond our conventional mind. (If I’m understanding this.) Thank you so much!

    • Posted by:  Susan Piver

      so glad this was useful, Betsy! love always, s

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