I GIVE THE GIFT THAT KEEPS GIVING: December 17, 2019

“The Hindu Upanishads tell us that in the center of the seed of the great nyagrodha tree there is nothing, and out of that nothing the great tree grows. We are then reminded that in our time on Earth we grow like this tree-out of that nothing. As the essence of the tree is the…

WE RELEASE AT THE ALTAR OF FORGIVENESS: July 14, 2019

By breathing in, we forgive. By breathing out, we forget. Mindfulness is the altar at which we bring our worries and let them rest until they fade away. LISTEN TO THE MEDITATION BY CLICKING HERE THIS IS A LISTENING BLOG PLEASE SUPPORT MUSICIANS BY PURCHASING MUSIC EXCERPTED HERE ON i-TUNES: Peter Kater and R. Carlos…

WALK IN THE MAGNIFICENCE OF SPIRIT: May 24-28, 2019

Walk in the magnificence of Spirit. Walk in the joy of faith. Walk in the love of a light that never goes out.  Walk in the miracles of grace.  Walk on the wings that lift you.  Walk on the song that ascends in you. Go within,  see the extraordinary power of love filling all of…

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…