Hi Peter, My name is Daniel, from Norway. I have just read Zen Body-Being, and it changed the way I look at the body. Do you feel your body constantly, all the time? I find it very difficult. Can feel it a few minutes, but then I forget about it and my brain starts to think […]
Any single aspect isn’t enough to create a self-identity because any one aspect could be true of any human. Just as ice crystals themselves don’t make a snowflake—it is the individual shape of the many crystals that make it unique and a snowflake—so it is with you. -Peter Ralston Buy the books at Amazon. Learn more […]
If we don’t project onto the tree the attributes of a human mind, the “tree-self” appears vastly different from our own. Since trees don’t harm us, and give themselves without a whimper to our needs, the common consensus is that they are benign. So we might imagine a rather benevolent selfless creature, infinitely patient and […]
Knowing about something is not the same as genuine understanding, so the first thing to do is understand the assertion. Not just what comes to mind when encountering the idea, but what you can glean by applying an unbiased listening. Don’t stop with some automatic impression – reach out to experience the communication as intended, […]
If we aspire to get at the core of our perceptive-experience, we need to understand what language is. Most people rarely stop and think of language as anything other than simply a means to talk or write to one another. While this is true of language, it misses the real magnitude and existential impact that […]
You may wonder why you should puzzle over this tricky absolute stuff. Your self is not absolute, and you live in a relative world. Everything that is important to you is relative, so what’s the big deal? If you’re not absolute and care only about you, that may be valid, but find out what you […]
[vimeo 181959486 w=640 h=480] In this episode Peter Ralston is asked What motivated you? from Peter Ralston on Vimeo. Find out more at PeterRalston.com. Join the discussion on Facebook with Conscious Dialogues.
[vimeo 181959487 w=640 h=480] Peter Ralston is asked How much work did it take? Find out more at PeterRalston.com. Join the discussion on Facebook with Conscious Dialogues.
[vimeo 181959489 w=640 h=480] Peter Ralston talks about Love vs. compassion. Find out more at PeterRalston.com. Join the discussion on Facebook with Conscious Dialogues.
Imagine a reality in which you are an immaterial object residing within a physical body and manifesting as an internal state that, in the interest of persisting as itself, is affected by everything perceived. This generalized description of our personal experience hints at the context for the world in which pretty much everyone currently lives. […]