Meditation

The Trouble with Expectations

Meditation, Mind By July 11, 2017

“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 By February 24, 2017 Tags: , ,

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 By August 29, 2016 Tags: , , , ,

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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