Listening to your breath is an excellent tool, but not at the expense of listening to the words of others.
"Gratitude pours forth continually as if the unexpected had just happened. The gratitude of a convalescent, for convalescence was unexpected. The rejoicing of strength that is returning, of a reawakened faith in a tomorrow and the day after tomorrow, of a sudden sense and anticipation of a future, of impending adventures, of seas that are … Continue reading Radical Hope
"And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." John 8:32 When I woke up in the emergency room alone, connected to machines, listening to the electronic sound of my heart beating from a monitor, the tears that stemmed from my belly began to pour out of my eyes. I had … Continue reading My Life, My Responsibility
"Practicing Mindfulness enables us to become a real person. When we are a real person, we see all real people around us, and life is present in all its richness." --Thich Nat Hahn I look in front of me and behind me at the shrouded shoulders and eyes intently moving across their tiny hand-held screens. … Continue reading The Challenge of Being Human in a Digital World
“I do not claim to have attained optimum emotional well-being. Actually, I think that may be a lifetime goal. For me it’s an ongoing process that requires awareness, knowledge, and practice. I do know what good emotional health feels like, and that motivates me to keep at the practice.” ― Andrew Weil, Spontaneous Healing Seeking Out Although … Continue reading Slow Medicine – A Mindful Approach to Getting Well
“When we let go of our battles and open our heart to things as they are, then we come to rest in the present moment. This is the beginning and the end of spiritual practice. Only in this moment can we discover that which is timeless. Only here can we find the love that we … Continue reading Wise Heart
via Daily Prompt: Pursue Last week I woke up one morning feeling a sense of being stuck, but then I heard a small voice that whispered, "No, you're not. You're growing." Growth means staying in one place long enough to reach roots down and allow them to be nourished. I never trusted the ground in … Continue reading Root to Rise – The Courage to Stay Put