I once heard the Buddhist teacher Jetsun Tenzin Palmo warn that if we expect our practice to only *feel good* — sweetness stripped of the medicine that helps us develop — that we run the risk of becoming “spiritually flabby”.Read More
I often think of what it might be like to live as though I *actually* believed that all things are interconnected -- not just as a pretty concept but as a way of interacting with the world.Read More
Many of these less than preferable emotions - like sadness, grief + tenderness can even be gateways of profound connection.
Am I wrong though?Read More
Can you have an experience without rushing to judge it or classify it?
Or make it mean something about you?
Bear witness to the life cycle of your experience.Read More
Feel the soft and unforced nature of your body breathingRead More
Softening allows our densest material to float to the surfaceRead More
The gaze of others inhibits your reflection.
We become the owners of everything that has happened to us.
TAKE VERY GOOD CARE OF WHAT BELONGS TO YOU .Read More
Reason #381 why I meditateRead More
Fear Eats the Soul.Read More
Precious. Rarified. Temporary.Read More
Here are the 3 [and a half] Forms of Consistency: traditional guidance points for how to make our home practice both joyful and 'sticky'.Read More
The danger of investing our sense of "self-worth" in achievements, fulfilled expectations, and the opinions of others is that they are volatile markets. Conditional. Always changing…Read More
AKA : An antidote for overwhelm
It's not surprising in our modern world that our relationship to self-worth is tenuous -- often pinned to our credentials. Worth is something that we’ve been taught to hustle, prove, and purchase our way closer to. Here’s a different take.Read More
Being ‘mindful’ may make you more generous with loved ones, patient with strangers, and invested in the well-being of our society. Or... not.
Because, to be clear, that isn’t a guarantee.
I’ve heard it said that it’s hard to heal in the same environment where we get sick and that the most effective way to dislodge anything that feels stuck, stiff, or stagnant is to physically move to a different location.Read More
Questions open things.
Which is a useful thing to remember when our options appear to be closed.