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Morning Meditation

A relaxed body is a relaxed mind. During meditation focus your attention on relaxing the face, shoulders, hands, legs. Conscious relaxation removes your attention from thinking mind. Why? Because your attention can only be in one place at a time. If you help with conscious relaxation the go toMeditation Storefor a free guided meditation. Happy […]

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Posted In: Meditation
12.23.2011

Today’s Meditation

I started my meditation later than usual morning.  As soon as I began, I heard both of my kids screaming at each other over the Wii remote. Thoughts rushed in, “Why is this happening now?” “This shouldn’t be happening.”  “I should send them to camp.” I felt anger radiate down the insides of my legs, my […]

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12.21.2011

Today’s Meditation and Insight

Today, my mind served up wonderful thoughts about fun upcoming class material, interesting articles to be written, meaningful conversations with friends, and art projects I look forward to doing.   I watched my body’s reaction to these thoughts: there was tension, deepening of my breath, euphoria, and a release of adrenaline that I recognize as tightness […]

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Posted In: Meditation
12.18.2011

Painting Into the Unknown

This weekend I went to a fabulous workshop to experience “The Point Zero” painting method with Michele Cassou.  Michele’s revolutionary technique of process painting teaches us how to respond to the creative impulse within.  She says, “Creativity knows what you need, when you let it through, it gives you what you need.”  Love that! I […]

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12.05.2011

Ask, Listen, Receive, Give

Two weeks ago I watched a documentary called “Nero’s Guests” about the astronomically high suicide rate among Hindu farmers in India. I felt heartbroken for the family’s and overwhelmed by the immensity of the problem.  I felt compassion for the reporter who was documenting this horror and I understood his hopelessness and anger. When it was over, […]

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Posted In: Mindfulness
11.08.2011

Journaling and a Little Bit O’ Meditation

Why do I have difficulty in my relationships?  What is my life’s purpose? Who am I? You already have the answers to these questions.  In fact, you wouldn’t know to ask the question if the answer wasn’t already bubbling to the top of your conscious awareness, you just need a container to scoop it up. Discovering the really […]

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10.31.2011

Marriage as Spiritual Practice: Keys to a Great Relationship

 Marriage as a vehicle for deeper self awareness, pleasure, enchantment, and perhaps enlightenment?  Why not? You’re married, committed, at least for now, but you are craving something more from your relationship. You look at your partner and think that the moreness that you are craving should come from him or her.  You think,”If only he’d talk with me more, share more […]

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09.09.2011
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