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Love

“My bounty is as boundless as the sea, my love is as deep.  The more I give to thee, the more I have, for both are infinite,” (Shakespeare). What can we infer from this quote?  Perhaps that unconditioned love is boundless, energizing, and endless.  When our love depends on whether or not “you please me,” […]

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11.04.2009

Meditation Paradox

The meditation paradox is this:  While it is true that most of us take up meditation for a specific purpose (i.e., anger management, inner wisdom, stress relief, lowering the blood pressure etc…), using our practice as a means to an ends impedes true progress. This is because meditation is an evolution.  Your understanding of yourself, […]

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Posted In: Meditation
10.07.2009

Having a Difficult Time Concentrating?

Even if you’ve been practicing meditation for years, there may be occasions where it is really difficult to sit still and concentrate.   You wake up early, light your incense, read a favorite passage, and then the thought comes, “I am such a spiritual person.  I am going to meditate for 20 minutes today.”   You […]

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Posted In: Meditation
09.30.2009

Faith

Over the years I have learned that the ultimate stress reliever is practicing faith.  We are stressed because we can not forgive the past and we are stressed because we are worried about the future.  We lack faith. Faith in what?  Faith in yourself, and faith that life is gorgeous and good and that It […]

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09.11.2009

Just Breathe

Just Breathe Mindfulness Practice #1: When feeling stressed or challenged this week, start breathing deeply. 1. When we are feeling stressed or when we are in the midst of a conflict, it is normal for us to hold our breath. When this happens start to breathe deeply and slowly directing the breath into the belly. […]

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The Healing Power of Compassion

In preparation for this evening’s class on the heart center, it occurred to me how the energy of compassion, forgiveness, empathy and kindness nourishes the entire body and mind. The heart center correlates to our body’s circulatory system.  The circulatory system feeds, oxygenates and removes waste from the entire body.  Looking at the picture of […]

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05.06.2009

Live Your Passion!

“Live your passion and you’ll always have money in your pocket!”  That’s what I told my youngest daughter the other night while I was tucking her into bed. Passion is a strange conversation to have with an almost seven year old at bedtime, but she’s searching for a way to express her unique, and I […]

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04.24.2009

Having a Difficult Time Concentrating?

Even if you’ve been practicing meditation for years, there may be occasions where it is really difficult to sit still and concentrate.  You’re sitting for your practice, you open your eyes and what felt like 20 or 30 minutes was really only 5 minutes.  You expect that with each hour, week, and year, you would be getting better and going deeper, but […]

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04.15.2009
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