Why I Sometimes Choose Not to Be Mindful

Why I Sometimes Choose Not to Be Mindful

I often let my thoughts wander, allowing them to take me where they want me to go. I follow the path. I’m pulled by the journey. I let the inner tug move me and guide me. Sometimes the musings are light and I easily weave between my imagined thoughts and the fullness of my present moment experience….

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How to Get our Egos to Work With and For Us

How to Get our Egos to Work With and For Us

Our ego selves are the parts of us that like to judge. They’re dualistic, which means they operate from a space of separation. Black or white; good or bad; better or worse; superior or inferior; right or wrong; this or that; desirable, undesirable; can, can’t; possible, impossible….

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The Simplest of Moments Can Leave the Deepest of Impressions

The Simplest of Moments Can Leave the Deepest of Impressions

It’s easier to breathe out here. Don’t you think? Last evening, I sat outside in the grass listening to the sounds of various birds chirping. I watched one perched on the rooftop next door. Bees hummed, flowers bloomed, and a light, cool breeze rustled branches and leaves….

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How Every Single Moment of Our Lives Can be Part of Meditation

How Every Single Moment of Our Lives Can be Part of Meditation

Earlier today as I was walking, I watched a single brown leaf fall softly through the air.  My eyes lingered upon it throughout the entirety of its descent. It was delicate. Soft. Fluid. Graceful. “Being carried along by the wind” seems like a lovely way to describe it. The experience of watching it was….

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How to Think and Dream about the Future, while Appreciating Life Fully Right Now

How to Think and Dream about the Future, while Appreciating Life Fully Right Now

Repeat after me: “I don’t need to be anywhere other than where I am right now. I don’t need to be doing anything other than what I’m doing right now.” We tend to put a lot of pressure on ourselves. To do. To achieve. To pursue. It’s not necessarily a bad thing. We have responsibilities….

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