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Sum and Parts

By |2018-04-07T13:36:48+00:00April 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|

When thinking of ourselves, we generally have a pretty clear picture of who we are, our likes and dislikes, our strengths and weaknesses. What if we were to view and examine various aspects of ourselves and tease apart our various [...]

Intention + Idea = Action

By |2018-04-10T16:52:19+00:00April 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|

There’s so much going on right now (as I know you are well aware of), that it’s hard to know exactly what we can do to help someone, some cause or even ourselves. What do we contribute time, energy and/or [...]

In Service

By |2019-01-12T19:36:39+00:00March 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Empathy and compassion are natural states for most human beings, and fortunately so. For in feeling empathy towards another we have dissolved the boundaries—even if temporarily—that frequently are imagined to exist between one another.When we are compassionate, we help each [...]

The Shape of Things

By |2018-04-07T13:31:48+00:00March 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|

What shapes our being? (If there is even a shape to be ascribed). What shapes the mind and heart? What is the shape our future, our actions, words and silence? Many things shape us, from our genes, parents, culture and [...]

No Harm

By |2016-08-11T01:01:38+00:00July 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|

In contemplative traditions there has always been an emphasis on non – harming. In the Buddhist and yogic traditions it is referred to as Ahimsa, which means to refrain from harming, or taking the life of any living being. It is one of the 5 precepts that lay people take as gifts that bring freedom and guidelines to intentionally living an ethical and thoughtful life.

Thoughts on Thoughts and Feelings (and befriending them)

By |2016-06-20T16:31:53+00:00June 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Part of a mindfulness practice is noticing our thoughts and feelings as they occur. We train our mind to be more ‘on the point’ of the present moment so to speak, so that whatever thoughts we have we notice them, and if we are feeling something we notice that too. This developed quality of noticing is what builds into knowing ourselves deeply.