The Space of
Explore, expand, and enrich your being. Know yourself, love yourself, embody yourself fully. Learn to walk your own path in peace.
Be The Authentic You
You are a remarkable fact of existence, a truly awe-inspiring creature. If you didn’t know that already, please let me hold up a mirror so you can see your reflection clearly, so you can see for yourself the miracle that you are.
I want you to understand yourself, to appreciate yourself, to love and care for yourself. I want you to embody yourself fully, to live authentically from your own heart.
I want you to be happy, to be free from suffering. I wish you a lasting peace.
Only when I am mindful – connected directly to experience, open to it, interested in it, not lost in thought – can I wisely navigate this Space of Possibility, can I truly understand and, therefore, love my friends and family. Only when I am mindful can I be at peace.
“We Can Wonder”
Wonder is the beginning. It is the space from which all things unfold. It gives birth to questions, it is the womb of understanding. It molds from the empty space of awareness all that can be known…
“The Faceless Seer”
Because “I” can’t be removed from you, because it’s essential to you, only you can investigate it for yourself. So, go ahead, take a look. What is this thing you call “I”? Where is it? What is it like? What is its nature?…
Meditations & Philosophy
Love & Understanding
You are an infinite expression of love. Can you feel that?
If not, look past all the concepts you carry, look past all those words and ideas you’ve sketched over your raw, ever-changing experience since birth. Look at awareness itself. See that it – that you – contain all things, that you are entirely open and unbounded. See directly for yourself that you are whole.
Embody a lasting peace.
The World Awakens Through You
“Your daily life is your temple and your religion.
Whenever you enter into it, take with you your all.”
-Kahlil Gibran, On Religion
Know Your Shadow
Does everything feel off right now?
There are times and seasons in each of our lives when we don’t feel concentrated, when we can’t connect well to others or to our own experience. Our thoughts and emotions are either dry and unfeeling or they’re raging like a storm.
This is completely natural. It’s part of the human experience to be faced with obstacles – obstacles that cloud our hearts and minds, that prevent us from staying open, connected, and receptive to the ever-changing flow of experience.
That’s no problem. Let’s learn to change our attitude toward these seasons. Let’s learn to embrace them as a part of our path of awakening.
You can’t be free until you know what prevents your freedom.
The Space of
…and the Wall of Ignorance
I am that which never lives and cannot die, the unwitnessed witness and seer you can’t see. Unborn and unformed, I live without a trace and carry not even a shadow. I am that which, with my marvel, bears life…
“How Do You Hold Your Love?”
How do you hold your love? Do you hold her from stillness, with nowhere to go, with nothing to do? How do you hold your love? Do you hold her with acceptance, with open hands and arms, with unabashed…
The Power of Belief
Beliefs not only build temples, mosques, and synagogues. They build smartphones, spaceships, and self-driving cars. They determine what clothes we wear, what company we keep, and what food we eat. They establish LLCs and run courts of law. They orchestrate symphonies, fuel economies, and spark revolutions. They push mountaineers to the highest peaks and launch astronauts into space. They shape our identities, mold our fears, and carve out our dreams. Beliefs frame our entire experience.
Beliefs Propel Our Lives.
A Traveler’s Guide
I’m glad you decided to explore the Space of Possibility!
I wish you the best possible experience, the best possible life, whatever that looks like to you. So, toward that aim, I made you this gift. It’s just some thoughts and meditations I’ve gathered over the years that’ve helped shape my own life philosophy, my own experience.
Don’t take ‘em too seriously. But at times along your way, perhaps when fear or doubt paralyze you, or desire or anger overcome you, or when loss leaves you stranded in this big world, I hope you find in them a bit more freedom — freedom to keep exploring your self, to keep exploring the world, to keep exploring experience.
But most importantly, and on all roads and in all times, I hope you find in them my unbounded love for you. You are undeniably beautiful! A truly remarkable fact of existence.
Your Friend to the End,
Vipassana, or insight meditation, is a practice of bare knowing or bare attention. It looks at experience directly, at the raw data of experience, without becoming lost in thought, without awareness identifying with its contents.
It seeks to cultivate mindfulness.
Supplement your practice with its 2500-year-old philosophical and historical underpinnings and see for yourself the power it has to radically change your life.
Embody a lasting peace.
Hey. My name is John Driggs. I live on a quiet mountain property with my remarkable family – my partner Deb and our four kids.
Our property and our home is a sanctuary and a place of growth – a place where people can come to feel safe and loved, a place where teachers and artists can come together to share their wisdom and beauty, where they can host retreats, workshops, and other experiences that soften our hearts and expand our minds.
I’m looking forward to sharing my unbounded love and tender heart with each of you.
Take a deeper look at your self. Once you glimpse your divinity, the interconnected nature of all being, continue to cultivate that awakening formally. Make it a habit of mind. Allow it to shape your relationship, to shape your feelings and emotions, your thoughts, words, and behaviors. Allow it shape your being in the world.
Events & Retreats
Experience says it all. Have an experience where you connect deeply with yourself, where you embody fully another tender heart, someone’s pain and struggles, their stories and convictions, their hopes and fears. Have an experience to overcome your trauma or pain, your anger or hatred, your sorrow or grief. Experience an unshakeable peace.
Work W/ John
Be your truest self. What does that look like to you? And how can I help? If you’d like some personal care and attention put into sculpting your being, into deepening your presence, if you’d like a hard stone to sharpen up against, a polished mirror to see your reflection clearly, an honest friend or counselor, let’s spend some time together.