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lotus-mud-flower-water-bloom
July 21, 2016

PATIENCE

During my stretches this morning, I asked for the lesson I was meant to learn and share today. The message that came into my awareness was patience. Honestly, patience is a concept that I’ve always had a little trouble with…haha I appreciate immediate results, but this is not always practical or in our best interests. In - Read More -

blue sky
July 18, 2016

ELEVATE YOUR ENERGY

The plane of worry, fear, and doubt is like a stagnant pool of water. Disease breeds in stagnant water. This is a lower realm, and it’s easy to rest in this space. The mind is free to stay constantly busy analyzing worries, fears, and doubts while supplying other evidence to confirm what you believe to - Read More -

freedom
June 30, 2016

IT’S NOT WHAT IT SOUNDS LIKE

It’s not what it sounds like…it’s what it is. When I think back to life in Corporate America, I remember all of the times people discuss long hours spent working and early morning calls. Another person would chime in about even longer hours. Though the spirit was often one of complaint, it became a bit - Read More -

monk-carrying-water
June 4, 2016

CHOP WOOD, CARRY WATER

Life is fleeting, and sometimes it seems that there is no end to worries. Every small thing becomes big and we somehow put off feeling happy until some later date … or until we achieve some future accomplishment. But this is not life. This is simply a cycle of suffering. In those fruitless moments of - Read More -

Mountain-Climbing
January 3, 2016

WHAT DO YOU WANT?

Almost one year ago, I had the pleasure of interviewing high school students interested in attending my alma mater, Northwestern University. It is an incredible privilege to speak with these students, as I know that my assessment may influence their future collegiate decisions. I tag teamed many of the interviews with my now friend and - Read More -

melting ice
November 3, 2015

CHANGE IS CHALLENGING

“Change is challenging.” – L.E.E. It is very easy to get “stuck” in familiar routines. We may stay in a job that negatively impacts our health or carry on in a relationship that is a constant struggle because we convince ourselves that the current situation is better than the (imagined worse) alternative. Change can be scary when - Read More -

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October 27, 2015

PAY NO ATTENTION

“When your mind is always completely empty you will have achieved purity. But don’t think about it or you’ll lose it. If you fall into a state of nonpurity again, however, simply pay no attention to it and you will be free once more.” -Zen teaching One of the key beliefs behind my book, Meditative Questions, is - Read More -

ariadne_sleeping
October 19, 2015

THE ONLY REALITY IS NOW

A Japanese warrior was captured by his enemies and thrown into prison. That night he was unable to sleep because he feared that the next day he would be interrogated, tortured, and executed. Then the words of his Zen master came to him, “Tomorrow is not real. It is an illusion. The only reality is - Read More -

selena+meditative questions
October 4, 2015

THE JOURNEY TO MY FIRST BOOK

When I started this blog in February 2013, I felt called to write a book but I didn’t know where to start. I did not want to be a writer who did not write, so I used the blog as a way of becoming comfortable getting my writing out into the world. With my background - Read More -

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