Category Archives: Mindfulness

The Magic of the Different

One of the reasons I love travel is because you see things you don’t with places that are familiar. All the senses are engaged bringing you alive. You are fully present, in the moment, totally here. It’s wonderful. We’ve been … Continue reading

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Just Being

We in the West are doers. We are predisposed culturally to always be doing. We are raised to not have idle hands – the work of the devil. It is an unbelievable curse, for there is so much to be … Continue reading

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How Hard it is to Meditate

Learning to meditate is truly tough – in large part because of our expectations about what it is and the consequent lack of success in doing it. These expectations are born due primarily to what little we know about meditation, … Continue reading

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Words

I love new perspectives. So often they are such a surprise and a wonderfully new way of seeing the world. Here’s one I just read on words and sound in Looking at Mindfulness by Christophe Andre. As soon as we … Continue reading

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The Body-Mind Connection

Surprisingly, mindfulness and meditation are very much about the body. As usual I wasn’t making the connection until it was pointed out to be in Looking at Mindfulness. As I read the chapter “Inhabit Your Body” I realized how connected … Continue reading

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The Lessons of Breath

Breathing is a big part of meditation. I have yet to master it or understand it well. I see how it is used, I just am not there yet as a strong practitioner. It is so subtle, breath, yet imperative … Continue reading

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Meditating

I am going to start something here. We’ll see if I stick to it. I may not, but then again . . . I’ve been meditating for 2 months now. Prior to this I had tried but found I could … Continue reading

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