I EMBODY THE AWARENESS OF THIS MOMENT: January 23, 2018

WEEK 4 OF THE 40-DAY MINDFULNESS CHALLENGE “[B]efore we convince ourselves that our bodies are too this or too that, shouldn’t we get more in touch with how wonderful it is to have a body in the first place, no matter what it looks or feels like? The way to do this is to tune…

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…

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…

ENDLESS COLOR HEALS, BLESSES AND RESTORES US: November 13, 2017

“Practicing mindfulness of the body keeps us from consuming toxins. It helps us to walk, stand, work, and behave in a free way, and raises the quality of our daily life. The practice of mindfulness of our feelings helps us recognize our feeling in the moment, whether it is a pleasant, unpleasant, or neutral feeling….

NOW IS THE MOMENT NOW AND FOREVER, EXPANDING ITSELF: November 12, 2017

“The energy of mindfulness carries with it the energy of concentration. Concentration gives rise to the energy of insight, and insight is able to transform anger into understanding, acceptance, compassion, and reconciliation. In our daily life, our mind has the tendency to think about the past or worry about the future. Our body is present,…

WE ARE ALL INTERCONNECTED: November 11, 2017

“The one who bows and the one who is bowed to are both, by nature, empty. Therefore the communication between us is inexpressibly perfect. The first element of an effective method of prayer is the communication between ourselves and the one we are praying to. Because we and the one we are praying to are…

WE ARE THE LIGHT THAT SHINES OUT OF EVERY ASPECT OF OUR BEING: November 10, 2017

“In prayer there has to be mindfulness, concentration, insight, loving kindness, and compassion. Anger, blame, jealousy, and spite are not enough. We need the energy of mindfulness, concentration, understanding, and love to put electric current in the wire.” Thich Nhat Hanh, from The Energy of Prayer: How to Deepen Your Spiritual Practice Here is the…