A Quiet Mind

A Quiet Mind

www.aquietmind.com
A Quiet Mind - Spirituality, Peace, Awareness and Well Being


Embracing the Chaotic, Crazy, Weirdness
May 12
Embracing the wacky, craziness that is our world.
A Podcast About No One
Jan 27
A podcast about nothing and no one.
The Buddha Never Charged $29.95
Jul 17, 2018 • 28 min
There are no steps to enlightenment or nirvana and no one can take you there.
No One Gets Out of Here Enlightened
Mar 10, 2018 • 29 min
In this podcast I take a look at the big questions yet again. Who am I? What am I? Can I become enlightened? Will I ever be happy, whole and complete? How do I get rind of discontent, desire and confusion. It’s easy really, just lose yourself. Get cool…
Wow! This spiritual stuff is really great but…
May 22, 2017 • 45 min
In this episode of A Quiet Mind I will be smashing some paradigms of spirituality, enlightenment and do-goodery. Get cool stuff and get involved in the production costs for the book and the guided meditations. https://www.patreon.com/aquietmind
A Walk in the Woods
Feb 25, 2017 • 40 min
Take a walk in the woods.
Just Be. Just be yourself.
Jul 22, 2016 • 18 min
There’s no “doing” necessary to be YOU.
A guided meditation.
Mar 16, 2015 • 27 min
A guided meditation using the sounds of nature to calm the mind
Failure, the Other F Word
Feb 11, 2015 • 15 min
Life is difficult. There is pain and suffering and at times there is a deep misery or depression beyond our control. Sometimes we fail and sometimes the world just kicks our ass. It’s ok to fail, forget, blow it, lose it and fall. To move forward we must…
Everythings gonna be ok
Jul 14, 2014 • 24 min
Reminders on the path Don’t worry so much. Just relax. You’re only doing the best you can. Fully embrace every aspect of who you are right now. Rest in being here right now. Decided to feel good. Don’t try so hard. Just stop Just sit Just be yourself Be…
So you want a quiet mind eh?
Jun 13, 2014 • 20 min
Once upon a time there was a thought, and the thought was, “a quiet mind is all you need.” A quiet mind is all anyone needs to feel happy, peaceful, whole and complete. If your mind just stops and becomes still, what remains? It’s simple really and anyone…
Lizard Brain is Behind the Wheel
Jul 6, 2013 • 9 min
Do you have lizard brain behind the wheel? Scared? Fearful? Angry? Defensive? This podcast addresses our survival instinct we may have while driving and how we can evolve beyond a scared reptile into a calm, kind and compassionate traveler. Know the…
The Highway 101 Blues
Jun 8, 2013 • 22 min
It’s Monday morning and your late again. Your stuck in bumper to bumper traffic and losing it. That jerk in the convertible just cut you off and that crazy person behind you is ridding your ass. Your trapped behind a Wal-Mart truck that is spewing diesel…
Heart Mind
Feb 11, 2013 • 12 min
When the attachment to thoughts subsides our mind naturally gets quiet and we begin to experience gaps between thoughts. In these gaps we can hear the soft -spoken voice of the heart. This soft-spoken voice is a compass, that can point us to the direction…
Happiness Now
Sep 30, 2012 • 25 min
In every moment there is the opportunity to see that your true nature is happiness. There is no need to seek for what is already yours. The treasure is within you. Spend quiet time alone contemplating nothingness See that you are perfect in this moment…
How to Wake Up
Jul 26, 2012 • 8 min
Everyone wants a clear and concise “how to wake up” method, this is impossible without the willingness of the participant to jump in and take the necessary risks to give up their old ways of thinking and seeing. The Podcast is at the bottom of the article…
Returning to Intimacy
Dec 9, 2011 • 24 min
Return to the one that is not touched by the circumstances of the world. The one that lives in this world but not of this world. Drop the meditator, drop the form and just sit without any rigid model. There is no reconnection or creation of an experience…
Barking Dog Mind
Sep 7, 2011 • 16 min
Do you have a barking dog mind that wont shut up? Are you trying to distract it with treats, and other bribes? Do you ignore is barks and try to drown them out with other sounds? Do you numb out with television, alcohol, food, games, internets or other…
Ego schmego!
Aug 29, 2011 • 14 min
The invitation to arrive in this moment is constantly being offered to you. It’s up to you to take it. Breathing in I accept what is so in this moment. Breathing out I accept what is so in this moment. No resistance to what is so. Just being in this…
Fire your ego and call off the search. You are home and you have arrived.
Aug 17, 2011 • 11 min
There is nothing to discover There is nothing to remove There is nothing to add There is nothing to see You are fine and there is nothing to fix There is no one to save You are whole and complete The journey is over You are home You have arrived
Learning to breathe.
Jul 16, 2011 • 29 min
*At the bottom of this post is a link to hear the podcast. If you think about it we were never taught to breath, isn’t that strange? We have been living out our whole lives without the basic instructions on how to breathe properly. Isn’t that shocking?…
What is your heart’s desire? With Mallika Chopra
May 29, 2011 • 20 min
Here are the four questions we asked Mallika Chopra. What would your answers be? 1. What is you heart’s desire? 2. What motivates you? 3 How do you stay on track when you feel like giving up? 4. What is the biggest secret to following our heart’s desire?…
Who or what am I?
May 14, 2011 • 18 min
Meditation, Self Awareness, Healing, Spirituality and Peace
Where I become a test subject for following your heart’s desire.
Dec 1, 2010 • 42 min
I’m jumping in and taking you with me! Join me on the journey of following your heart’s desire. Let’s step into the unknown together and take the leap of faith. In this podcast we talk about: Embracing your own inner teacher/guide and waking up to your…
Heart’s desire or just more mind stuff?
Sep 16, 2010 • 23 min
Are you following your heart’s desire? How do you know that it’s you heart that is speaking to you? Is it just more mind stuff, or is there something driving you beside your ego and your desires. This podcast features an interview with Jonathan Mead from…
Bow in gratitude
Sep 3, 2010 • 22 min
The practice of gratitude is honed over time with patience and humility at its’ core. A good way to experience this practice is bowing in gratitude. This doesn’t have to be the physical act of bowing (but that helps); you can just bow in your mind. When…
Success is in the eye of the beholder
Jun 15, 2010 • 20 min
How do we define success? In our society success seems to be measured by what we have done, created, or collected rather than what we have given or shared with our fellow sentient beings. I had always seen success as money, cars, big houses and fame. I…
Tweet my Facebook status on MySpace
Mar 17, 2010 • 21 min
Are you using social networking to avoid being social. Have you noticed yourself Tweet-ing and Facebook-ing in social situations to avoid talking and interacting with people? I’m constantly observing people in line at the store, at the airport, on a plane…
Peace can’t be obtained
Nov 28, 2009 • 21 min
How can we obtain that which we already have? Should we drop the goal of obtaining peace as a result of our meditation practice? Can we just sit without wanting something to happen and just be with what is? Having a gaining idea can lead us into a circle…
The true essence of mind
Sep 10, 2009 • 17 min
Don’t be fooled by the carrot life is dangling before you. That which you seek is inside of you waiting to be discovered. There is no need to look outside yourself for happiness, love, bliss or completeness; everything that you seek, you already possess.…
Are you a spiritual seeker?
Aug 2, 2009 • 16 min
Are you a spiritual seeker? Do you want to control your own destiny, the universe or just your dog? This podcast may have the answers that you seek Who are you? Where did you come from? Where do you go when you die? Big questions aren’t they? Have you…
What to do with pain, heartache and loss.
Jul 9, 2009 • 11 min
In our daily lives we have so much distraction and stimulation that we barely have the time to feel. What do I mean by feel? Feeling our pain, loss heartache, frustration anger etc. Our society is built up in a way that we don’t have the time that we need…
What are you willing to give up to feel peace right now?
Jun 7, 2009 • 8 min
In our lives we are attached to many things. We are attached to objects, feelings, emotions, opinions, thoughts and desires. When we are attached we are imprisoned by our own mind’s limited perceptions and expectations. When we become detached we open…
If the birds are doing ok right now, why can’t I be ok right now?
Jun 1, 2009
When everything is crazy, nature can help soften the blow. Out in nature, things make sense. It’s balanced, harmonious and abundant. When we feel at our wits end, sometimes just a short walk in the woods can clear our heads and help us get back on track.…
How can you best serve Humanity?
May 17, 2009 • 15 min
What the heck are we doing here? What is our true purpose in life? What is our deep driving desire? These questions are the big questions in life right? I myself have been asking them for years and I know that I’m not alone in wanting to know the answers.…
A Guided Meditaiton to open the heart to giving
May 1, 2009 • 5 min
This podcast is a tool for opening the heart through allowing. This is a guided meditation with images I have photographed in Sedona. There are no opening or closing credits in this podcast, so that you may be able to use it without distractions.
Are you getting what you want?
Apr 26, 2009 • 28 min
Try giving to receive. Are you not getting what you want out of life, your relationships and your job? Have you ever tried to give what it is that you want? If you give what it is that you want from life to others, you will receive all that you want out…
Look Mom, I can meditate all the time!
Feb 26, 2009 • 23 min
Meditate always, with these simple steps. Do you have the time or patience to meditate twice a day for two hours? Most of us just don’t have that kind of time, energy, or focus. So how the heck will we ever become the perfect person we can be if we can’t…
Guided Meditation on facing our fears
Jan 25, 2009 • 24 min
In this podcast we do a guided meditation to face and over come our fears.
My gift to you! Two tracks off my CD, Flight of the Hawk
Jan 7, 2009
It’s with great pleasure that I announce the re-release of my CD, Flight of the Hawk! This CD was recorded in Sedona, Arizona in 2000 and then re-mastered by an old and dear friend of mine, Kevin Peterson (thanks Kev!). It contains music performed on the…
New Year or new moment?
Jan 1, 2009 • 25 min
Learn in this new podcast how to come from the moment by connecting with your inner guidance and make decisions based on new habits we create through awareness and calm.
Merry Christma-Kwanza-Hanukkah!! to you all!
Dec 25, 2008
From all of us here at A Quiet Mind we wish you all a very Merry Christma-Kwanza-Hanukkah- Diwali-Rohatsu, and a very Happy New Year! We love you all and we are very grateful to have you in our lives. Love Robert, Tanya, Arlo, Tooney and Crusita.
Why be Quiet?
Oct 5, 2008 • 29 min
Why sit quietly when the whole world is going crazy! In this episode we take a look at the positive effects of sitting and gaining insight into the “self ” benefits not only ourselves but the people we love, and the rest of the planet.
Forgive and Forget
Jul 13, 2008 • 22 min
Let’s turn the other check this week! I rhymed, how cleaver. Forgiven and forget and feel free and at peace. Quiet the mind by letting go of the bullsh*t.
Stuff is coming up!
May 31, 2008 • 19 min
Accepting what is so can be a very difficult task, especially when all of your board members are involved. Discover a new tool for gaining more peace around acceptance in this new podacast.
Transform Part 2
May 23, 2008 • 33 min
In this episode we begin to study the Seven Spiritual Steps to a quiet mind. We start with acceptance.
Transform Part 1
Mar 16, 2008 • 39 min
In this episode we begin a series which will delve deeply into transformation and also the exploration of Zen Buddhism. I’m working on a longer post that will follow in about a week. Stay tuned.
Embrace with love
Dec 30, 2007 • 28 min
In this episode we are going to relaaaaaaaax and embrace everything with love! Five ways to embrace. What do we mean by embrace? The easiest way to explain embrace is to describe a hug. When we hug someone there is no space between us. Our hearts are…
Receive, embrace, transform
Dec 1, 2007 • 27 min
We clean out our mental closets and receive, embrace and transform our old dusty ways.
It’s not my fault that I do drugs and alcohol!
Sep 23, 2007 • 29 min
We look deeper into why we blame others for our addictions and habits.
Drugs and alchol Part2
Jul 29, 2007 • 19 min
We look at raising our level of awareness and practicing observation.
Why do we use drugs and alcohol to feel good?
Jun 27, 2007 • 17 min
We take a look at why we use substances to feel better.
Breeeeeeeathe
May 27, 2007 • 27 min
Yes again with the breathing. I know that I’m sounding like an old Grandmother spinning out the same stuff over and over again, but hey somebody has to remind you guys right?
Again with the me, mine and I
May 18, 2007 • 14 min
Another round with the ego. Who will win this time!
The noble art of mindful listening.
Apr 23, 2007 • 16 min
How many times have you listened with all of your heart, deeply, silently and without judgement.
what to do with feeling lonely
Mar 18, 2007 • 21 min
We look into being lonely and other fun stuff!
Dogs, breathing and a little bit about me.
Feb 4, 2007 • 30 min
Breathing, dogs and juicy stuff about your host.
Breaking our bad habits is easy?
Jan 18, 2007 • 8 min
We take a look at the habit of visualizing negative scenarios.
Breking habits part 2
Jan 8, 2007 • 18 min
Part 2 of breaking habits.
The universe and everything in it.
Jan 5, 2007 • 10 min
We take a look at unity.
Breaking Habits
Jan 3, 2007 • 15 min
How to really break a habit for good part 1.
Walk the dogs into the New Year
Jan 2, 2007 • 7 min
New Year’s resolutions really never seem to work do they? Why is that? It’s simple really. We are using the same old mind that created the bad habit to try and break it. That’s insane! When we want to leave behind old habits and create new ones, we can’t…
Inner Critic
Dec 31, 2006 • 5 min
Let’s face up to the whining inner critic that tells us…”No, I don’t wanna do it and ya can’t make me!” Let’s stick up to our inner bullies and reclaim our lives! Say yes to a life without the nagging mind members of your inner board room dictating how…
Daily Meditations and reflections
Dec 28, 2006 • 3 min
Here is my second daily (supplemental mini podcast) where I talk about how we can share our thoughts and feelings via the blog, e-mail and mp3 formats. I hope you all are having a wonderful holiday. Talk to you soon.
Audio meditation
Dec 27, 2006 • 7 min
I walk my dogs around the block and talk about being mindful regardless of the so called distractions.By paying deep attention to the sounds that are around us and working with accepting them we can quiet our minds and deepen our practice.
Materialism, why?
Dec 16, 2006 • 18 min
Why do we constantly feel the need to have more in our lives? Why do we feel a void that needs to be filled?
Thinking is ok
Nov 12, 2006 • 13 min
Why do we need to meditate? What good does it do us to sit and be quiet?
Servants Of Life
Oct 27, 2006 • 19 min
Silence is necessary in order for us to be able to focus on our true objective in life.
Perfection in all
Oct 15, 2006 • 13 min
There is absolute perfection in each and every moment that we experience.
Tuning into Your Higher Self
Oct 8, 2006 • 14 min
In the heat of the moment can we be clear and quiet?.
Enlightenment now?
Sep 24, 2006 • 16 min
This week we take a look at the conditions surrounding enlightenment.
Breathe and be present
Sep 9, 2006 • 17 min
A focused meditation on being aware and allowing our thoughts to be.
Why, why, why?
Aug 6, 2006 • 17 min
We look at why we are feeling futile.
Being Right
Aug 1, 2006 • 14 min
The quiet mind looks at being right.
The true YOU
Jul 19, 2006 • 16 min
See and feel the true YOU.
The Heart Breath
Jun 29, 2006 • 13 min
We learn to breathe through our hearts.
The Breathless State
Jun 18, 2006 • 13 min
A Quiet Mind Examines the breathless state.
Loosing the Me, Mine and I
Jun 4, 2006 • 15 min
A Quiet Mind looks at loosing the Me, Mine and I.
Accept our own death and be free
May 22, 2006 • 14 min
Part five of death and dying.
Death and dying
May 16, 2006 • 13 min
We bring ourselves back into the present moment accepting our own demise right now.
After we are gone, then what?
May 7, 2006 • 13 min
What will happen when we see our own death?
Let the guilt go.
Apr 30, 2006 • 6 min
Let go of guilt that we may be holding over departed loved ones.
Fear of death is simply a fear of the unknown
Apr 22, 2006 • 13 min
Fear of death is simply the fear of the unknown.
Disconnect from the drama
Apr 16, 2006 • 13 min
Find freedom from the daily life dramas.
Anger4
Apr 7, 2006 • 12 min
We go deeper into anger.
Anger3
Apr 7, 2006 • 13 min
Part 3 of Anger.
Daily drama
Apr 6, 2006 • 13 min
Do our daily dramas run our life and control how we think and feel?
Is it normal to feel sadness?
Mar 31, 2006 • 9 min
Is it normal to fel sadness when embarking on this path?
Anger2
Mar 12, 2006 • 13 min
Part two of anger.
Embrace 2
Mar 7, 2006 • 12 min
We take a deeper look at embracing all that is.
Embrace All
Mar 5, 2006 • 12 min
We take a look at embracing all that is.
Change
Feb 26, 2006 • 10 min
Change is part of who we are.
Superego
Feb 21, 2006 • 9 min
We take a look at the superego and it’s habits.
Anger is only a habit
Feb 19, 2006 • 12 min
Anger is not who you are.
Friday Reminder
Feb 17, 2006 • 1 min
Friday Reminder
Thursday Reminder
Feb 16, 2006 • 1 min
Thursday reminder
Wednesday Reminder
Feb 15, 2006 • 1 min
Wednesday Reminder
Tuesday Reminder
Feb 14, 2006 • 1 min
Tuesday Reminder
Monday Reminder
Feb 13, 2006 • 1 min
Monday reminder.
Mindfulness
Feb 12, 2006 • 13 min
Mindfulness is covered indepth and the power of breathing.
Love Thy Enemy
Feb 5, 2006 • 11 min
By finding compassion for our enemy we cultivate peace.
Being Gracious
Feb 4, 2006 • 11 min
Being gracious can end suffering.
Here and now
Jan 31, 2006 • 11 min
Realize deeply that the present moment is all we ever have.
Self Honesty 5
Jan 29, 2006 • 13 min
Self Honesty part five recaps and reviews the last four lessons.
The Silent Observer
Jan 25, 2006 • 9 min
The silent observer is discussed in detail.
Self Honesty4
Jan 24, 2006 • 9 min
In part four we look at how we can accept the “small self”
Self Honesty part 3
Jan 22, 2006 • 11 min
Self honesty part three looks at the obstacle the mind creates.
Self Honesty part 2
Jan 16, 2006 • 12 min
Part two of the self honesty series.
Self Honesty part 1
Jan 15, 2006 • 8 min
A Quiet Mind explores Self Honesty.
Going with the flow
Jan 9, 2006 • 9 min
When we stop resisting life and begin to go with the flow, peace finds it’s place in our lives.
Accepting what is so
Jan 8, 2006 • 9 min
A Quiet Mind: Notice when we are not accepting what is so.
Resistance to what is so
Jan 8, 2006 • 7 min
Today we will put our attention on how we are reacting to what is so. Meaning we will put our attention on how we are reacting to lifes little situations and challenges. What day goes by without several major personal attacks and defenses. Why do we do…
A Quiet Mind at face value
Jan 2, 2006 • 7 min
A Quiet Mind looks at not taking things at face value.
A Quiet Mind
Dec 27, 2005 • 9 min
Acceptance is one of the seven spiritual steps to a quiet mind. We must accept what is so, right now, before we cam make good, lasting change in our lives. It’s the beging of a new foundation.