We live in a world that calls out to us to be perfect. From airbrushed photos on magazine covers to Facebook friends whose lives are infinitely more interesting than our own, we get lots of messages about how we should be. At the same time, our modern culture has, in many ways, lost touch with … [Read more...] about Want to Feel More Compassionate? Embrace Your Flaws!
Meditation in Real Life
If you’ve spent any time on Social Media, you know how quickly your mood can change, depending on what you see. Watch a video about a kind act and your faith in humanity is restored. Read a few vile comments and you might be depressed for the rest of the day. Social media is like the mind. … [Read more...] about How Social Media Can Teach Us To Be More Loving
There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt. ― Maya Angelou It’s just about impossible to get through the day without lots and lots of trust. We trust loved ones, co-workers, people who deliver our mail and make our lattes. The list goes on and on. Much of … [Read more...] about How Can You Trust Anyone Else, If You Don’t Trust Yourself?
We’ve all had those moments, when everything is clear and we know what to do. And other times, when we don’t have a clue what to do next. What's the difference? The presence, or absence, of wisdom. Wisdom is something we all have. It’s part of our basic nature. Learning to recognize what … [Read more...] about Is it wisdom you’re feeling?
Meditation is simple, but it’s not easy. Sitting quietly, with little to distract us, allows all kinds of thoughts and emotions to arise — blissful, terrifying, and everything in between. One of the most painful, yet common, feelings is that somehow we aren’t good enough.Have you ever had thought, … [Read more...] about What’s the Secret to Meditation? Be Kind to Yourself!
Mindfulness does not mean pushing oneself toward something or hanging on to something. It means allowing oneself to be there in the very moment of what is happening in the living process—and then letting go. - Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche We all hold on to things we don’t need. We cling to … [Read more...] about Can you let it go?