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…

MINDFULNESS STARTS THE PATH HOME TO OURSELVES: January 12, 2018

WEEK 2 OF THE 40-DAY MINDFULNESS CHALLENGE “When we begin to practice mindful awareness, we start the path home to ourselves. Home is the place where loneliness disappears. When we’re home, we feel warm, comfortable, safe, fulfilled. . . . . Yes, it might be a mess in there, but we accept it because we…

WE ALWAYS HAVE TIME FOR AT LEAST ONE BREATH: January 11, 2018

WEEK 2 OF THE 40-DAY MINDFULNESS CHALLENGE “Usually, we are in a hurry to send our e-mails and texts. As soon as we finish writing them, we press send and they are gone. But there’s no need to rush. We always have time for at least one in-breath and out-breath before we pick up the…

EACH BREATH BREATHES NEW AWARENESS: January 9, 2018

WEEK 2 OF THE 40-DAY MINDFULNESS CHALLENGE “Mindfulness is our skin. Without mindfulness, we may take in things that are toxic to our body and mind.” Thich Nhat Hanh, from The Art of Communicating THIS IS A LISTENING BLOG LISTEN BY CLICKING HERE In each breath, I have new awareness, new insight, new vision, new…