Mindful Trees

Three Easy Ways to Practice Being Present

Being present is a mindful approach to contemplation, a way for us to be present with this moment. And this one. And now this one. Like a gentle wind drifting in off the tide, within the blink of an eye, the day slips away from you, lost to memory. An ebb of your self. Gone. […]

Eyeslit Psychoenergy

Solitude and Desire: An Essay

Night ranges to deep, dips, drips black silence to a cool serenity of contemplation, solitude, desire. And I wait for dawn’s blur. I am no longer asleep. I walk. Stair to stair. For the coming tension and relaxation of muscles moving from bed to kitchen to sofa and back to the dark. This repetition is […]

Constructive Living USA

Constructive Living: A Featured Article

A few weeks back I wrote an article on the Constructive Living pathway under the moniker “Jack Mahler.” Recently, in speaking with Dr. David K. Reynolds, the founder of Constructive Living, I sent him the article. To my pleasant surprise, Reynolds has linked the article to the main page of one of his prominent CL […]

Thomas Keating

The Art of Living: A Quotation by Thomas Keating

The art of living should be seen as a worthy focus of contemplation. I am brand new to the contemplative teachings of Thomas Keating, but am very much interested in the idea of Contemplative Christianity, the practice of a the Centering Prayer, and other forms of Mystic Mindfulness. I’ll be researching these areas in the […]