Article Archive: Mindfulness

It’s All About the Process Not the Product

We are a culture that works long hard hours with very little vacation time, “me” time, down time, family time, fun time, or just plain-old time.  Most of us work hard, but resent the work we do because it is hard.  As a result we look for what’s easy and quick; quick and easy dinners, quick and easy […]

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You Are Whole, Perfect, Loved, and Complete

Part II of IV, “Do You Need the Ego?” Do you need the ego?  Ego is a condition that arises from an unconscious separation from Source (Self).  Ego is fear.  You cannot find your true Self in the ego. You are Whole.  You are Perfect. You are Loved. You are Complete.  You are the crowning glory of […]

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Do You Need Ego? Part I of IV

During this weeks classes we discussed how we can move beyond our egos.  Some students, however, felt strongly that we need our egos.  The most common concerns were,  ego is necessary for human consciousness to evolve on this planet, without ego we would be too passive to create anything, ego is helpful in creating strong personal (and national) boundaries, […]

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Practical Meditation

Sit in a comfortable position.  Lightly, close your eyes, open and close your mouth to relax your jaw, and move your shoulders away from your ears. Breathe.  When you become aware that you are thinking, move your attention back into the body. Breathe. This is meditation. You are at work and a colleague is speaking to […]

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What You Think About Youself Matters

What you think about yourself is vital to your mental, physical, and spiritual well-being.  What you think about yourself is proportional to how race, socio-economic class, gender, and  level of education are interpreted in the society in which you live.  Another very important factor is how well loved you were as a child. All of this cultural and personal “stuff” has created an unconscious image that you refer […]

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Cup O’ Coffee (or Tea) Meditation

Hold the cup in your hands.  Feel how its warmth radiates in your palms and fingers.  Inhale.  Feel the steam.  Inhale again and follow its scent.  Can you taste the coffee on the back of your palette when you inhale deeply?   Slowly sip your coffee, taste it, and follow the smooth warm liquid.  Can you feel it […]

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Happy New Year!

Numerologically, the year 2011 reduces to the number four.  Where last year was a year for trying new things the energy of this calendar year supports grounding, work, materially, and accomplishment.  “It is a time to make solid foundations–financial, physical or mental–for your life…Financially, you will earn in direct proportion to your output.  Exercise and […]

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What’s Really Motivating You?

After my morning run and stretching exercises I lay on the floor and contemplated the rest of my day.  I thought about tomorrow evenings workshop, the book that I am writing at a snails pace, and then my mind flashed to a student in a previous workshop who seemed very unhappy with the evenings lecture, […]

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