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…

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…

EACH BREATH PROVIDES ME WITH NEW AWARENESS: January 8, 2018

WEEK 2 OF THE 40-DAY MINDFULNESS CHALLENGE “Mindfulness requires letting go of judgment, returning to an awareness of the breath and the body, and bringing your full attention to what is in you and around you.” Thich Nhat Hanh, from The Art of Communicating THIS IS A LISTENING BLOG LISTEN BY CLICKING HERE I breathe…

I GIVE THIS MOMENT TO MYSELF – January 1, 2018

 WEEK ONE OF THE 40-DAY MINDFULNESS CHALLENGE LISTEN TO MEDITATION GUIDANCE BY CLICKING HERE You can center in any meditation, at any time, in any place. There is no right or wrong way. The simplicity of mindfulness only requires that we start in the present moment, becoming aware of where we are right now, without judgment….

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 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…