Five Keys (wk1) – Talk 1: Awake Body, Tender Heart, Open Mind

Published by Greg Heffron on

“The green light symbolizes openness, when the two-way traffic is flowing in a conversation. It is genuine dialogue, when we go beyond our familiar ideas into uncharted new territory. It is also genuine friendship, when we accept, appreciate, and love others for who they are. On our personal journey, the green light marks brief moments of openness that we can remember and use as guidelines for communication. When we’re open, we can listen—to ourselves, to the environment around us, and to other people. Openness shows us three natural gifts that all human beings are born with: Awake body, the ability to pay attention; Tender heart, the ability to empathize with others; Open mind, the ability to be honest, curious, and insightful. These three green-light faculties are the basis for mindfulness practice…” ~ The Five Keys to Mindful Relationship

The Polar Bear and the Dog

from the BBC’s Nature’s Weirdest Events (Ep 1)

Guided Meditation

This meditation should have less background noise.

If you’d prefer to download a guided meditation to have on your computer or phone or tablet, this is the link to the MP3 file. Right-click on a PC (control-click on a Mac) and choose to save the file (or “save the link”).




Greg Heffron

Greg Heffron

Greg Heffron directs Green Zone Institute. He was the first certified teacher of Mindful Communication authorized by Susan Gillis Chapman. He has been teaching Mindful Communication workshops since 2009, and has been a mindfulness meditation teacher since 2005. In 2005, he apprenticed with senior Mudra Space Awareness teacher Craig Smith, and became authorized to teach this unique mind-body meditation technique — included in nearly every workshop. Greg has taught Mindful Communication and Mudra Space Awareness workshops in Holland, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Poland, Ukraine and across North America.