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 WAS ONCE WAS BLIND BUT NOW I SEE: January 22, 2018

WEEK 4 OF THE 40-DAY MINDFULNESS CHALLENGE “It is amazing to me that we can be simultaneously completely preoccupied with the appearance of our own body and at the same time completely out of touch with it as well .  .  .  .   When we put energy into actually experiencing our body and we refuse…

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…

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…