My daughter's awe to ordinary occurrences isn't atypical.The world is a mysterious web of discoveries that heighten her ability to embrace the unknown. Sometimes her glee spills over like errant drops of water after a big splash. When I'm paying attention, I catch a few of these drops.
With meditation one can learn to be in any scenario and access it from an optimistic stance. When we work together, we focus on seeing the truth of our situations.
When we are faced with a deep stretch or strength-building posture, our bodies feel challenged and our minds may begin to protest: This is too hard. How much longer? I can't do this. How much longer?
Until two weekends ago, I had never meditated, I don't regularly do yoga, and my go-to meal is typically french fries. When it comes to alternative me...
Luckily, it's possible to get many of the benefits of meditation without actually meditating, at least in the conventional sense. There are numerous activities out there that can offer you peace of mind without also boring you to pieces.
We're seeking happiness in the wrong places. We need to break our bad habits by cultivating kindness to ourselves through steadfastness, clear seeing, emotional distress and attention to the present. This awareness can be helpfully reached through practiced meditation.
Our muscles thrive on contraction, then relaxation. Our brains thrive on wake, then sleep. Our bodies thrive on work, then recover. Trees thrive on blooming, then shedding. You can only go so long without that rest from labor before something breaks, often irreparably.
Got a much-needed vacation coming up? Maybe a long July 4th weekend? Your meditation practice is one of the easiest things to take with you! When your schedule doesn't allow for a full-blown mat practice, you can still quiet your mind.
We have Earth Day. We have Mother's Day. We probably have Earth Mother's Day, along with hundreds of other "days" to acknowledge and celebrate somethi...
It's time to get back to simplicity to bring balance to our complex lives. Meditation has been a means to do this by taking me into a state of stillness and silence -- the opposite of what daily modern life showers upon us.
In the end, the only true freedom is the spiritual form, because once attained, it can never be taken away without our consent.
It had been a long trip traveling throughout South Africa to various cities including Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth, Durban and now Cape Town. I would ...
I once read somewhere that repeating a prayer is nothing more than parroting words. However, I have come to understand and feel a certainty of the cleansing of my soul through repeated prayer, just as my beloved aunt did.
In the busyness of our lives it's easy to forget that we are all fearless, unique, brilliant individuals here to create something that only we can create. Our obstacles, big and small, get in the way and bring us to a slow crawl even a halt.