Category Archives: meditation

Holiday Happiness: Overcoming Worry

Holiday Happiness : Overcoming Worry People get so in the habit of worry that if you save them from drowning and put them on a bank to dry in the sun with hot chocolate and muffins they wonder whether they … Continue reading

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A Mindfulness Day as a Way to Happiness

A Mindfulness Day as a Way to Happiness In mindfulness one is not only restful and happy, but alert and awake. Meditation is not evasion; it is a serene encounter with reality.                             ~ Thich Nhat Hanh Recently I had the absolute pleasure … Continue reading

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Resources for Being Mindful

Resources for being Mindful Mindfulness helps you go home to the present. And every time you go there and recognize a condition of happiness that you have, happiness comes.        ~ Thich Nhat Hanh  The holidays are a … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Meditation

The Benefits of Meditation Meditation can help us embrace our worries, our fear, our anger; and that is very healing. We let our own natural capacity of healing do the work.             ~ Thich Nhat Hanh Tonight I want to talk … Continue reading

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The Dude on Meditation & Buddhism

The Dude on Meditation & Buddhism The link below is to a really interesting interview with Jeff Bridges referred to me by my brother, and I realize not the typical post for this blog, but there is a connection.  For … Continue reading

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Deng Ming-Dao on Initiative

On our search for happiness as in all things we must play our part, nothing comes to us just because it has come to our mind, wouldn’t that be wonderful.  We must work, we must struggle, we must persevere, not … Continue reading

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Cultivating the subtle in the pursuit of happiness

Cultivating the subtle in the pursuit of happiness When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.  ~ Lao Tzu Many years ago I started studying Tai Chi and Chi Qong with an instructor in … Continue reading

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Reflection and Meditation

Reflection and Meditation The more intense the nature of a man, the more readily will he find meditation, and the more successfully will he practice it. ~ James Allen It’s been a turbulent week for me and a lot of the … Continue reading

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Really fascinating article on Meditation

For a long time studies have shown the benefits of meditation, now scientists have actually been able to detect changes in the brains of people who regularly meditate, a really fascinating read: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/01/28/how-meditation-may-change-the-brain/?src=me&ref=homepage

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The Dude on True Grit, Meditation & Buddhism

The Dude on True Grit, Meditation & Buddhism Most cynics are really crushed romantics: they’ve been hurt, they’re sensitive, and their cynicism is a shell that’s protecting this tiny, dear part in them that’s still alive. ~ Jeff Bridges The … Continue reading

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