In the context of life coaching I use meditation as a means to get more clarity about the stories we tell ourselves. It is these stories, whether conscious or unconscious, that direct the trajectory of our lives. One way that I differentiate our lived experience is by categorizing it into 'data' or 'story'. Data is the unopinionated reflection of the present moment, while everything else, the opinions are the story about our lived experience. This is tremendously effective if we are to become powerful, affirming agents in our lives.
I also use the enneagram as a means of shedding more light on our mode of acting and interacting with the world. The enneagram is helpful in uncovering the things we are trying to avoid, simply by understanding this dynamic we can begin to practice becoming a more holistic thinker, feeler, mover, do-er, and leader.
Using the integral theory developed by Ken Wilber, I weave all of this together to help my clients better articulate there values, help them set goals, and a be a voice of accountability for the habits that make all of this happen.
Mondo Zen is a technique which allows us to experience the ego as a process rather than a self. By using the injunction of samadhi, or ‘pure receptive awareness’, the ego can be reorganized and re-experienced. By shifting our identification with the ego to a ‘pure receptive awareness’, we see emotions as information that allows us a more honest relationship with ourselves and others. We consciously respond instead of habitually react to our feelings.
I facilitate mondo zen in person or across skype. A brief video showing a basic idea of what it includes can be found here. You can expect a session to last up to 2.5 hours, depending on where you are spiritually and emotionally.
Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in Eternal awareness or Pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity. ~ Voltaire
The Goal: Transition from emotional reactivity to emotional /mental response-ability.