WE OPEN OUR SENSES IN THE AWARENESS OF ONENESS: January 21, 2018

WEEK 3 OF THE 40-DAY MINDFULNESS CHALLENGE “Our essential hunger is not for food but for intimacy. When intimacy is missing in our lives, we feel isolated from other beings, alone, vulnerable, and unloved in the world. We habitually look to other people to fulfill our needs for intimacy. However, our partners and friends cannot…

EVERY BREATH BREATHES HERE AND NOW: January 20, 2018

WEEK 3 OF THE 40-DAY MINDFULNESS CHALLENGE “Every step brings you home to the here and the now, so you can connect with yourself, your body, and your feelings. That is a real connection. You don’t need a device that tells you how many friends you have or how many steps you’ve walked or how…

IN THE BREATH OF LOVE, I LISTEN WITH COMPASSION: January 19, 2018

WEEK 3 OF THE 40-DAY MINDFULNESS CHALLENGE “A bodhisattva is someone who can speak with gentle, loving speech and who can listen with compassion. Anyone can become a bodhisattva by training diligently. You don’t have to practice for ten years to become a bodhisattva. Spend at least some time each day, even if it’s only five…

EACH BREATH HEALS OUR PARENTS AND OUR ANCESTORS: January 18, 2018

WEEK 3 OF THE 40-DAY MINDFULNESS CHALLENGE “[T]he suffering inside us contains the suffering of our fathers, our mothers, and our ancestors. Our ancestors may not have had a chance to get in touch with the practice of mindfulness, which could help them transform their suffering. That is why they have transmitted their unresolved suffering…

I BREATHE AN AWARENESS THAT BLESSES EVERYONE: JANUARY 17, 2018

WEEK 3 OF THE 40-DAY MINDFULNESS CHALLENGE “When the energy of compassion is born, right away we suffer less. When we suffer less, when we have compassion for ourselves, we can more easily understand the suffering of another person and of the world.” Thich Nhat Hanh, from The Art of Communicating THIS IS A LISTENING…

EACH BREATH IS LOVE: January 16, 2018

WEEK 3 OF THE 40-DAY MINDFULNESS CHALLENGE “Agape does not begin by discriminating between worthy and unworthy people… It begins by loving others for their sakes” and “makes no distinction between a friend and enemy; it is directed toward both… Agape is love seeking to preserve and create community.” Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr….

EACH BREATH REVITALIZES THE BELOVED COMMUNITY – January 15 2018

WEEK 3 OF THE 40-DAY MINDFULNESS CHALLENGE “The end is reconciliation; the end is redemption; the end is the creation of the Beloved Community. It is this type of spirit and this type of love that can transform opponents into friends.” Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. THIS IS A LISTENING BLOG LISTEN BY CLICKING…

MEDITATION GOES DEEP INTO OUR BONES: January 14, 2018

WEEK 2 OF THE 40-DAY MINDFULNESS CHALLENGE Meditation goes deep into our bones, our muscles, our spine, our ankles, our knees. Meditation reverses aging mind, body and soul. Meditation doesn’t show us what how we succeed by taking each breath. Rather, it  breathes success as us. Cecilia Loving, from The Power of Inclusion THIS IS A…

MINDFULNESS HELPS EASE OUR SUFFERING: January 13, 2018

WEEK 2 OF THE 40-DAY MINDFULNESS CHALLENGE “Mindfulness lets us listen to the pain, the sorrow, and the fear inside. When we see that some suffering or some pain is coming up, we don’t try to run away from it. In fact, we have to go back and take care of it. We’re not afraid…