Blog entries by Alexander Filmer-Lorch on all subjects in meditation, mindfulness, philosophy, ancient psychology, inner work, yogic disciplines etc


A note on silence

The most powerful teachings take place in silence. Sitting in the presence of a silent mind awakens ones own inner silence. This inner silence produces a very distinct and recognisable sound. The sound of spaciousness. Only the sound of spaciousness brings stillness into being and being into consciousness.

Thoughts on Consciousness

The most honest expression of oneself as a conscious being is through the sum-total of ones actual experience. At a particular moment in time the amalgamation of that will form a substance called Gravitas. "Substance of Gravitas" is free of any artificial flavour and does not require any glitter to shine.

Facing the unknown

To be faced with the unknown is a powerful, yet challenging place to be in. Each day when I sit in front of a blank page and am just about to start writing, the unknown meets me. I feel its presence when it has entered the room.

Rumi Poem

Listen to presence inside poems.
Let them take you where they will.
Follow those private hints,
And never leave the premises.