THE TRUTH IS THE LOVE THAT EMBRACES US ALL: July 6, 2018

In gratitude, there is no past, present or future, but there is a now that is in harmony with truth. The truth is that love embraces us all. In this moment, I breathe in the breath of knowing that past, present and future do not exist. Instead I am, we are, awesome opportunity moving forward…

WITH EACH KIND WORD, YOU’RE PLANTING A SEED THAT WILL GROW: February 6, 2018

“Try to abandon expectations about how you should feel while doing loving-kindness meditation. If you feel discouraged by the lack of good feelings in metta meditation, bring kindness to yourself because you’re feeling discouraged: ‘May I be safe, happy, healthy, and live with ease.’ Shift your attention away from what you want and onto how…

HAVE WE EXPRESSED THE LOVING BEINGS THAT WE ARE? February 4, 2018

“We don’t have to wait for death to approach to liberate ourselves from hatred. We can begin by asking ourselves, have I loved enough— within myself, within my house, beyond my doors, and into the world? Have I expressed the loving being that I am? Have I borne this love even when someone’s heart is…

EVERY EXPERIENCE WE HAVE IS SPECIAL: January 24, 2018

WEEK 4 OF THE 40-DAY MINDFULNESS CHALLENGE “[I]n the spirit of non-doing, we are not trying to achieve anything at all, nor attain any “special state” of being. We are simply attending to our experience of the body moment by moment as we bring awareness to . . . . In awareness, every moment and…

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…