Meditation

Mental Health Month

“With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.” –Wayne Dyer May is Mental Health Month and even though this year marks the 70th anniversary, […]

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Quote of the Day: Richard Miller

“Meditation doesn’t involve transcending your humanness. It entails recognizing and living from your essential nature, which is already and always unbounded, whole, loving, compassionate, awake, and perfect just as it is, in the midst of the circumstances of your life. True meditation enables you to recover and experience your innate sense of wellbeing, and supports […]

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Safe Passage

“Do you give yourself and others safe passage through your mind?”  This question was recently posed in a meditation forum I belong to.  Often times, we do not. I have been thinking a lot lately about the labels we use, not just for things but people as well….stereotypes, to be more specific.  We define most […]

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Thich Naht Hahn Quote

“When we respect our blood ancestors and spiritual ancestors, we feel rooted. If we can find ways to cherish and develop our spiritual heritage we will avoid the kind of alienation that is destroying society and we will become whole again. We must encourage others, especially young people, to go back to their traditions and […]

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30 Days, 30 Mantras

This 30-day challenge was inspired by a dear friend.  30 Days to reconnect with your meditation practice!  Time to get your butt on your cushion!  Mantra is a Sanskrit word that means “manas” or “mind” and “tra” or “train” or “harness”. By repeating a mantra over and over during meditation, you are using it as […]

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Buddha Quote

“There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships.” I caught myself in the midst of raging doubt this week about a new friendship.  The doubt stemmed from wondering if this person was really worth being friends with.  We have all had those conversations […]

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Buddha’s Teachings

Holding onto anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned. ~ Buddha I am starting my new year out with this in mind…..I will no longer hold in anger, nor will I avoid it.  Anger can be a powerful tool […]

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