I am a woodworker and business owner by trade. I believe that Life, in whichever way it presents itself in each moment, holds the key to any possible attainment or understanding. Being open to the Heart in any situation can create an opening into the vast mystery of existence. This can happen in relationship with another, or in the depths of oneself. The key is to move from an honest and direct experience of the present moment – courageously embracing reality as it presents itself – and the opportunity to do that always exists. We don’t have to go looking for it.
Life, to me, is a bit like a science experiment, with no fixed outcome. I ask a question that is important to me at a deep level –like “What am I,” for instance, and keep following it through all the seasons of life. I don’t necessarily expect to find the kind of answer I can “put my finger on,” but my experience tells me that the persistence in asking the question lends increasing depth, breadth and sanity to my life.
There is nothing I love more than sharing the experiment of life with other folks who ask these types of questions of themselves. It’s deeply satisfying.
Bruce has been an active meditator for over 40 years, having studied extensively with Chogyam Trungpa, Peter Fenner, Tom Heckel, Sheikha Fariha of the Nur-Ashki-Jerrahi Sufi order , and Adyashanti – but his greatest teacher has always been his heart.
P.S. You can see some of the work I used to do here.