Going Inwards

As the days progress, and we shelter in place, our thoughts turn inwards.  As we put down our phones because we can only handle the barrage of headlines for so long, our thoughts turn inwards.  As we lay down at night, finally still in the dark with only our own thoughts speaking to us, we…

Being Good, Looking Good or Feeling Good

There is a problem with making lifestyle changes, such as cleaning up your diet or starting an exercise program when you are trying to “be good” or look good”.  What’s wrong with this?  Well, let’s look at these motives a little more closely. “Being Good” – this motive has to do with feelings of shame…

Meditation: Taming the Wild Horse

  In developing a meditation practice, I’ve come to realize that it’s not about what I’m making an effort to do, it’s about allowing and returning to a centered place if I have wandered. They say the mind is like a wild horse, always wanting to run this way and that.  It cannot be controlled…

Unraveling the Web of Stress

Discovering the roots of the stress we experience in our lives can  help us to better understand how to lessen it.  Often, the things that put pressure on us or that we worry about tend to sneak in under the radar, invading our subconscious and just generally draining energy out of our day. Undetected stress…

Meditation: The Witness

“Or perhaps I am the one Who is out in the night, The forest sand wet under My feet, moonlight shining… And he is the one who is At home.  He sits in my chair Calmly; he reads and prays All night.  He loves to feel His own body around him: he does not leave…

Meditation: The Struggle

I am not I. I am this one Walking beside me whom I do not see, Whom at times I manage to visit, And at other times I forget. The one who remains silent when I talk, The one for forgives, sweet, when I hate, The one who takes a walk when I am indoors,…