Meditation

The Trouble with Expectations

Meditation, Mind July 11, 2017 No Comments

“My expectations were reduced to zero when I was 21. Everything since then has been a bonus.” [The Science of Second-Guessing (New York Times Magazine Interview, December 12, 2004)]  ~ Stephen Hawking ~ Once upon a time… and they lived happily ever after. Is that familiar to you? Many of us believe that we are conditioned, from early childhood, to expect…

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A Path for Peace

Meditation, Spirit February 24, 2017 No Comments

A Path for Peace “We will never have peace in the world until we have peace in ourselves, in our families and in our communities.” ~Dalai Lama If you are connected through any online social media networks, you may notice that there is an increasingly vocal focus on the need for world peace. There is a steady call for local,…

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Mindfulness Through Adventure

Mindfulness Through Adventure

Meditation, Mind, Spirit August 29, 2016 No Comments

Generally, when you think of mindfulness, you think of serenity. Of being calm and peaceful. Of sitting, silently, focusing as much as you can without straining your mind. The notion of mindfulness as a calm thing is the core of achieving a mindful state through exercises such as yoga and meditation. It works for so many people that it has…

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Simple Tips To Stay Present

Simple Tips To Stay Present

Meditation, Mind, Spirit August 27, 2016 No Comments

Over the course of seven years, I went on a retreat three times a year. Two of the retreats were for four days and one was for 10 days every June. Even though before every retreat I was always nervous and resistant, I knew that I would benefit from it. It was on the retreats where I got clarity about…

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