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Jeff Cannon
Jeff Cannon is the author of The Simple Truth: Meditation for the Modern World and the founder of The Simple Truth Project.

Jeff works with clients and entire companies to create life-changing transformations on the personal and professional levels. His work helps clients reduce stress and overcome the distractions that can sidetrack their lives and their work. He helps others gain the insight they need to transform their lives through his own cataclysmic experiences, so they can create the life they were meant to life based on their own Simple Truths.

He has been called an innovator, a man with one foot in the humanities and the other in the sciences, and a man who is bringing meditation to the modern world. Jeff brings a unique ability to refine traditional meditation practices to fit the realities of the 21st Century world we all live in.

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Entries by Jeff Cannon

An Autumn's Transcendence

(0) Comments | Posted November 4, 2014 | 10:39 AM

I made a dish of skate and scallops in a lemon brodetto this weekend. It was a meditation on our own transcendence in a way. Roasted skate and lightly-seared scallops atop a bed of browned pumpkin, all floating in a chicken broth simmered with a puree of lemons and oregano...

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Love Barbs and the Royals

(0) Comments | Posted April 27, 2014 | 11:43 AM

You may not have the 24/7 schedules or the non-stop press scrutiny that the royals do, but every couple gets to the point when the stress and tension of everyday life turn those funny quips turn into sharp barbs that hook under the skin. It may be during one of...

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Medicine and Meditation to Rewire My Brain

(1) Comments | Posted April 4, 2014 | 12:27 PM

2014-04-02-52Staples.jpgOn March 3, I had brain surgery. It was a 14-hour procedure that drilled down into my brain stem to remove a tumor the size of a small child's fist. The surgery lasted 14 hours. The acute rehabilitation lasted two weeks. And while the...

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The Simple Truth to Meditation

(8) Comments | Posted November 15, 2013 | 3:37 PM

New students often ask how long they should sit or how often they should practice. I always give the same answer. Sitting for 20 minutes is a wonderful practice for those living in a quiet peaceful world. But if you really want to benefit from meditation, you need to take...

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There Is No Denying Life

(1) Comments | Posted October 24, 2013 | 12:41 PM

Life is not meant to be lived in denial. It is meant to be lived in moderation.

Life is not meant to be lived cut off from your emotions or denying them. It is meant to be lived mindfully of them. Watching them and managing them, rather than being managed...

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Find Your Personal Luxury

(0) Comments | Posted September 6, 2013 | 4:06 PM

Luxury is not about money. It is about living a truly authentic life. Contrary to what you may think, luxury products were not created to drive revenue. They were created to help people live a more comfortable life. Today, thanks to technology, that level of comfort is more readily available...

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Live Your Life Fulfilled

(1) Comments | Posted July 15, 2013 | 1:20 PM

Several students have come to me dissatisfied -- dissatisfied that they have so much left to do in their lives. Dissatisfied that they have not achieved enough or that others have done more. They worry that their life will be less than it should be, that they will be less...

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Om Is the Vibration of the Universe

(1) Comments | Posted June 12, 2013 | 11:22 AM

Om is more than a sound, but the vibration of the universe. It is the frequency of energy that connects and joins all things together. It is not a short and sharp sound. It lingers and flows like energy itself. Ommmmmmmmmmmm...

When you open yourself up to the vibration of...

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Desire Is Not Bad

(2) Comments | Posted May 31, 2013 | 5:10 PM

A student recently asked me if desire was bad.

Let me be clear -- it is not.

Desire is a feeling and nothing more. It is your brain's way of telling you that you are missing something in life. Contrary to what some people think, desire can actually be...

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Mindful Management: Less Stress, More Success

(0) Comments | Posted April 1, 2013 | 5:46 PM

Mindful management is not about floating your way through your day. It's about being aware of the here and now, so that you can focus on what needs to be done to reach your goals. Because when you stay awake and aware, you can maintain your focus on what is...

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Simple Truth to a Richer, Deeper, Lasting Relationship

(18) Comments | Posted March 10, 2013 | 12:00 PM

When a relationship becomes a one-way way street, it ends up at a dead end sooner or later. Learn to keep the traffic flowing both ways with conversation, forgiveness and mindful awareness to keep your relationship growing well into the future. It all starts with that inner conversation you have...

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Simple Truth's Mindful Moments

(1) Comments | Posted February 26, 2013 | 8:20 AM

Stress is a part of life. It is a natural response to the pressures of the world around you. It is the modern outcome of your brain's ancient fight-or-flight answer to the threats of the world, your brain's way of protecting you. The adrenaline rush that once helped you get...

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Buddha's Simple Truth

(2) Comments | Posted February 12, 2013 | 1:36 PM

Years ago, I sought out a teacher I had heard about to study meditation. It all seemed simple enough. We sat, we meditated, we spoke of my experiences while meditating. But things just did not seem quite right. There was an edge, or an attitude, an arrogance that was palpable,...

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Simple Truth to Love, Security and Recognition

(0) Comments | Posted January 24, 2013 | 11:47 AM

What is it that you are looking for? Is it love? Is it to find "the one" who will fill your life with joy and happiness? Is it a better job and a higher salary that will give you a greater sense of security? Or is it having a title...

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The Simple Truth to Waiting for Perfect

(3) Comments | Posted January 14, 2013 | 11:29 AM

How many of you are frustrated because you have had to put your dreams on hold through no fault of your own? How many of you have "put something on the backburner" knowing that it's never come to the front burner again? Whether it's finding love or a life partner,...

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The NRA: Not the Voice of Guns in America

(17) Comments | Posted January 4, 2013 | 9:24 AM

The simple truth is that the NRA does not represent America's gun owners, let alone the interests of non-gun owning Americans. They are an amazing public relations machine, endowed with a large budget from America's gun manufacturers -- but that is all they are, a very well endowed group seeking...

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Guns, Love and Being Human

(2) Comments | Posted December 26, 2012 | 8:04 AM

Compassion Is Found in a 4,000-Year-Old Grave

All too often we are hit with acts of violence so startling that we cannot help but wonder where the world is heading. They seem incongruous to our idea of civilization, and yet there they are, again and again, glaring wounds in the...

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Forget Salary: Think Corporate Culture

(0) Comments | Posted October 23, 2012 | 12:22 PM

The economy may not exactly be exploding right now, but it is heating up. Even if companies are doing so on the cautious side, they are starting to hire again. Headhunters are shuffling resumes and more people are being called in for interviews. What's different is that fewer people are...

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What's Your Strategy for Happiness?

(7) Comments | Posted September 30, 2012 | 12:10 PM

You've probably thought about a retirement strategy or a career strategy at some point in your life. You may have created a workout plan for yourself or started a new diet to look good for the summer; but how many of you have created a strategy for your happiness?


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Baby-Stepping Your Way to a New Life

(1) Comments | Posted July 21, 2012 | 12:14 PM

When was the last time you thought about those New Year's resolutions you made so long ago? All but forgotten, right? Traded for the "bathing suit shape-up in May," and soon to be entirely lost to the back-to-school/back-to-work rush of August and the holiday rush of the fall. Before you...

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