July 2016

July 21, 2016


When you feel like saying something That you know you will regret Or keenly feel an insult Not quite easy to forget, That’s the time to curb resentment And maintain a mental peace For when your mind is tranquil, All your ill thoughts simply cease. It is easy to be angry When defrauded or defied, – Read More –

July 21, 2016


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 –

July 18, 2016


In Buddhism, ‘monkey mind’ is often used to refer to the endless chatter of the mind. There is an excellent video on YouTube, click here, in which Mingyur Rinpoche (a Tibetan Buddhist Master) simply outlines a meditative approach to calm the monkey mind. So much appreciation for sharing meditation in such an accessible way! The mind – Read More –

July 18, 2016


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 –

July 10, 2016


America is often called the “Land of the free,” but ‘America’ was founded as a result of the slaughter of millions of Native Americans. ‘America’ was built by slaves, brought to the nation, mostly from Africa, against their will. Even after the Emancipation Proclamation, the slaves and their descendants were never truly granted equal rights. – Read More –

July 5, 2016


How can you become polished if you are irritated by every rub? It is easy to have expectations for other people. Wouldn’t the world be wonderful if others said and did what we wanted, when we wanted, how we wanted?! There is an analogy I’ve always appreciated from comedian George Carlin: On the highway, why – Read More –

July 5, 2016


Even though life is fleeting, trust is fragile. Unhappiness finds us when we overthink. Understanding can only be gained by experience and communication. But in the end, we must let go. Squeezing the stone harder will not produce milk. Trust finds its own way and blossoms over time. Just as we cannot expect the flower – Read More –

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