An Invitation

“In our daily routine, we can let go and set aside time for silence, meditation, and prayer. Even while engaged in work, we can breathe one conscious breath, letting go into God’s creative light and Name.” Neil Douglas–Klotz, taken from Prayers of the Cosmos So much of life is simply inviting you in. Into your body, your passions, your purpose. However this invitation is often missed in a busy life. Visitors from Europe often comment on how crazy-busy Americans are. Some one recently said to me, “You have all this abundance and take no time to truly enjoy it.” We … Continue reading

Freedom through the art of Listening

“One of my wings beat faster, I couldn’t help it– the one away from the light. It hurt to be told all the time how I loved that terrible flame.” –William Stafford, Growing Up If you experienced a small increase in awareness, this awareness will make it possible to see the mountain that impedes your success. If you experienced a bit of compassion for yourself with this awareness you will be able to move this mountain. Patience and compassion along with a willingness to do what it takes to be free from habitual states is key here. Slow and steady. … Continue reading

Journaling Your Way Through Resistance

“Most of us have two lives. The life we live, and the unlived life within us. Between the two stands Resistance.” –Steven Pressfield, taken from The War of Art. Most likely you are bumping up against some personal resistance if you are trying to change habits. Yesterday you were inspired and now today perhaps not so inspired. There are skillful means to staying inspired such as journaling, reading motivational material, walking, and gathering with others who are supportive (to name a few). Ofcourse Success is great for inspiration. Right? You experience some success so you are inspired to continue what … Continue reading

“Keeping it Simple” Spring Detoxification

“Learning to listen to ourselves is a way to love ourselves.” ¬–Joan Borysenko A little goes a long way. A little yoga in the morning and my body feels better all day. A little meditation and my mind feels calm and present for all that may arise that day. Simple changes in your eating habits and you will find deep and lasting shifts in your physical, emotional and spiritual experience. This week we will introduce into our life a little, user-friendly spring detoxification. The best and most powerful process of detoxification is accompanied by an intention to live a life … Continue reading

Transformation, Mindfulness and Spring Detoxification

“You might be the most depressed person in the world, the most addicted person in the world, the most jealous person in the world . . . All of that is a good place to start.” –Pema Chodron, taken from Start Where You Are (Next week we will practice a Spring Detox. To prepare for it read below on Taking The Practice Beyond The Page.) Consider personal freedom from a given habit. Bring to mind one of your habits with food. Eating late, overeating, eating fast, having to have sugar, eating alone, eating out, eating in front of the TV … Continue reading