A potato is a vegetable. A meditator uses his or her mind to accept and penetrate situations.
Gerald Wacknov, Father
Myrna Wacknov, Mother
William and Joel Wacknov, Brothers
Jeanne, Jim, Lynn, and Kathy McDowell
Gerald, Shelley, Jeff, David, and Lisa Levitt
Shawn and Lisa Britton
Janet, Carolyn, and Dorris, Coffee Klatch
Anthony Wong, Tai Chi Master
Stephanie Lacarrubba, RN, LAc, QiGong Teacher
Dr. Travis Svensson, Psychiatrist
Jane Tan, Meditator
Keith Wiley, Zen Priest and Physician
Ann and Sasha (Alexander) Shulgin, Psychopharmacologists
Mark Cohen, Standing Meditator
Rabbi Lavey Derby
Margaret Cole, Computer Educator
Lloyd and Virginia Walker, K-12 Educators
Dr. Stuart Heller, PhD in Psychology, 7th Degree Black Belt
Dr. Villy Doctor, Indian Philosopher
Mr. Ropa and Peter Sage, Spirits
Marilyn Ferguson, Author of The Aquarian Conspiracy
Reverend Kim Wakabayashi, Church of Divine Man (Berkeley Psychic Institute)
Fredric Lehrman, Author of Prosperity Consciousness
Water, Tea, Coffee, Alcohol, Ecstasy, Psilocybin, Marijuana, Cocaine, Ketamine, LSD, Chinese Herbal Medicines, ... and then and Psychiatric Medications!
So sorry for the social awkwardness of this unavoidable truth, but these drugs really do reaveal important information about self and others!
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The idea that meditation means what is in between was given to me when I was 18 or so (now I am 51) by my early inspirational teacher Stuart Heller, who made the Walking Your Talk website, WalkingYourTalk.com I am a very slow learner, but I have been thinking and playing with the idea for a long time. I am still learning and exploring.
The complementary approach, attending conscientiously to a single changing thing, like the breath, came from various sources. However, I vividly remember focusing on sitting still when very young, and on listening intently to the changing lyrics and sound of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel music as a teen.
These early meditative experiences led to my being interested in meditating on all sorts of phenomena, and eventually led to this website.
May you remain interested in the mundane.