March 18, 2015


The vernal equinox, and spring! Green leaf buds already appear on the stems of lilac and forsythia, and rumor has it . . . at least one shy, blue snow glory has been seen.


You yourself are also awakening and transforming. You may not think so now, but in a year or two...

December 31, 2014

There is only one Presence. one all-pervasive,

all-aware, all-knowing, all-powerful Presence.

This Presence is Spirit. It is divine.

It is ancient, and it is immortal,

forever ancient and forever young.

It is pervading the space where I am in this very moment,

the space wher...

December 21, 2014

To find the solution to any apparent chaos,

To find the still point around which everything can be ordered,

To find, in fact, the order


Become the still point around which everything can be ordered,

Become the still point,

Become the order

October 5, 2014

In this practice [of remaining rooted in the present], you wake yourself up out of any story about the past or the future, or about yourself or anyone else, as soon as such thoughts start to pull you away from the present [. . . . ] Like waking up out of a dream, you r...

September 22, 2014


Most who write these days about being "in the now" have in mind (usually without saying so)

sensory awareness in the now. Just what are the vivid sights, sounds, smells, sensations of touch and taste, or of subtle changes within the body we are actually experiencing at...

August 9, 2014

Brooks Director Jane Kopp (who usually writes the Brooks blog) will be away from Denver

for two weeks to give a presentation in the Vermont series Perspectives on Spirituality and to attend a conference in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. (On the accompanying poster, create...

July 15, 2014

Being conscious, being present in the now, really means being conscious and

being present to and with what you have chosen to pay attention to in any given moment. Again, "Every act that is an act of choice is sacred." Attention itself is a mysterious and sacred energ...

July 3, 2014

There may be no end to what there is to be conscious of. There may be no end to becoming more conscious! If you read the last post here and carried out again the experiment in being conscious, you may have thought, "This is too much."


You're right, to be in full bright...

July 1, 2014

We at Brooks love the French question “Qu’est-ce que c’est”?—English, “What is this?”--but more literally, What is this that this is?


The last post suggested that you spend a few moments  "contemplating" something chosen at random from the refrigerator and then eating...

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