BREATHE IN THE JOY OF ALL THAT IS – GRATEFUL FOR ALL OF THE BLESSINGS THAT WE ARE: December 31, 2017

“The distinction between worldly and unworldly feelings— that is, feelings associated with sense objects and feelings associated with renunciation— opens up greater subtleties in our meditation and dramatically different ways of understanding pleasure and happiness. Almost every message we get throughout our lives is that happiness comes through enjoyable, pleasant sense experience.” Joseph Goldstein, from…

I AM THE GREATER THINGS THAT I MUST DO: December 30, 2017

Asking, “What is mindfulness?” is a bit like asking, “What is art?” or “What is love?” Fully plumbing the depths of mindfulness requires time and exploration. There is a wealth of meaning and nuance in the experience of mindfulness that can enrich our lives in unimagined ways. Joseph Goldstein, from Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to…

I CARRY NOTHING INTO THIS MOMENT: December 29, 2017

“Seeing the purpose of our actions and whether they are of benefit or not— rests on our understanding the ethical dimensions of mindfulness. This is the discernment of wholesome or unwholesome mind states and actions, which lead respectively to happiness or suffering.” Joseph Goldstein, from Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening CLICK HERE TO LISTEN…

I AM ONE WITH EVERYTHING IN THE UNIVERSE: December 27, 2017

“Mindfulness also serves to protect the mind from other unskillful thoughts and emotions. Without mindfulness, we simply act out all the various patterns and habits of our conditioning. . . . . [C]ontrary to some popular beliefs, our aim should be not to follow the heart but to train the heart. All of us have…

JOIN US FOR OUR 40-DAY MINDFULNESS CHALLENGE ON JANUARY 1, 2018

Give yourself the gift of mindfulness for a minimum of ten minutes each day. Starting January 1, 2018, we are hosting a 40-Day Mindfulness Challenge. All you have to do is meditate for a minimum of one minute per day. Join us and get your new year off to a great start. More details to…

I FEEL THE PRESENCE OF INFINITE GOOD: December 26, 2017

“Don’t think about your problems during your practice. Push them aside very gently. Take a break from all that worrying and planning. Let your meditation be a complete vacation. Trust yourself, trust your own ability to deal with these issues later, using the energy and freshness of mind that you built up during your meditation….

IN THIS MOMENT, I AM: December 25, 2017

“Christmas offers a special opportunity to give gifts as an outer expression of an inner love and gratitude. . . . During this period I spend many hours of the day and night in meditation and often ‘feel’ the presence of the Teacher of Nazareth.” Joel Goldsmith, from The Christmas Letters In this moment, I…

A NEW WORLD IS BORN WITHIN OUR SOULS EACH MOMENT: December 21, 2017

“What we are developing through study and meditation, [the world] will be born into. The old world will be wiped out and disappear, and a new world will be born.” Joel Goldsmith, from The Christmas Letters There is no judgment simply an awareness that I AM. The breath of all that is flows from the…