We were leaving the park after a wonderful afternoon of catching up with friends and spotted this Macaw and child enjoying themselves. We all want the same things: We all want to be free.
Yesterday I cleaned our front door. It’s a beautiful hardwood door. I had not oiled it in some time. As I removed the dirt and began the apply the oil, I realized how important it is to take time to cleanse the residue of experiences that may cloud our view of life. Doing so doesn’t… Continue reading Practicing Gratitude
Things falling apart is a kind of testing and also a kind of healing. We think that the point is to pass the test or to overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don’t really get solved. They come together and they fall apart. Then they come together again and fall apart again.… Continue reading Falling Apart & Coming Together
I hope this message finds you well. It’s Sunday morning and Maribel and I are getting ready to take some food for one of our kids who came down with COVID. Thankfully they are doing well and the worst of their symptoms have subsided. I mention this because as we look at the upcoming months,… Continue reading Meditation Course in January
Hi everybody. Please join me this Tuesday, November 9 for a four-week introduction to mindfulness training class. This is the second offering of this class and we are excited to share it with you. Mindfulness meditation has many benefits. These include greater resilience, less reactivity to the things that press your buttons, and and overall… Continue reading Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation
Getting old is hard work. Take a peek at how we can get better at it.
Short video for those of us in the Tuesday night mindfulness meditation class.
patience in meditation practice Everything about our culture trains us from Day 1 to achieve prescribed outcomes by certain stages of our lives. If we don’t meet those standards, we are often given some sort of remediation. Think of schools these days! This concept gets more engrained and out of balance as we uncritically assume… Continue reading Meditation Obstacles
I heard the question on the flyer from meditation teacher, Tara Brach. It startled me and helped me better appreciate the power of mindfulness meditation practice. Mindfulness meditation is about awakening to what is and not turning away. It is a simple practice with powerful consequences. The practice is accessible, perfect for anyone living during… Continue reading Mindfulness Meditation Classes