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Abide in Peace

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Meditation is about mental transformation. Meditation is more than relaxation and feeling good. The questions we need to ask ourselves about our meditation are: Am I changing? Am I kind? Am I more compassionate and less judgmental?

It takes more than one morning or one sitting or one weekend to go into these questions and go within. When people say they don’t have time to meditate, are they really saying, “I don’t have time to listen to my heart?”

It’s a continuum of looking at our meditation practice and noticing what is changing for good in our life.

Is what I am meditating on for the benefit of all?

Am I being more loving, kind, compassionate, and joyful?

What am I willing to transform?

What is the focus for my meditation?

Am I willing to focus on peace?

Notice what happens when we abide in peace.

How are we more peaceful with ourselves and one another?

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Lower the Volume

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Is there a negative mantra or phrase that is echoing inside you?

Is there a thought that is getting in the way of your freedom?

Seek spaciousness of the open mind, the free mind, the happy mind and the peaceful mind.

For some, ridding the thought, mantra or emotion seems too difficult. Instead, you are invited to lower the volume. Allow your mind to drop into your heart space. Listen from your heart center.

Ask: What opens my heart? What closes my heart?
All of those answers will give you more information of your journey.

When we lower the volume of unpleasant thoughts, we make space for more peaceful thoughts to arrive. If we want freedom, why stay in (negative) mental captivity?

Our mind is a refuge of peace if we allow it to be. When we inquire about our thoughts, we become less attached. Meditation helps us become observers of our mind.

Notice what is rising to the surface and if you need to, lower the volume so you can breathe into it and gain clarity. Scan your mental activity and find an entry point.

Lower the volume and find the place of play.

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While I’m Living…I Will…

Monday, July 29th, 2013

A few weeks ago I passed a blackboard that read: “Before I Die I Want To”

 It caught my eye as I started to read what people wanted to do before their last breath. When I started thinking about the sign, all I could hear was, “While I Walk This Earth, I Will…” Changing the words shifted the energy for me. While I’m on this earth how do I want to spend my time? What places do I want to see? I’m moving the conversation from “I want to” to “I will.”

How about you?

Oh, and if you are curious, my answer on the blackboard was Surf.

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Be Present and Lean In

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Be present. Lean into discomfort.
Bring the light to each experience.
Listen for the open mind – the free mind – the fun mind.
Let go of exaggerations and delusions of the mind.

Ask: What am I saying no to? What am I saying yes to?

Exhale stress. Inhale light.
Be present. Let go of the past. Release the anxiety of the future.
Be present with each experience and lean in.

As Pema Chödrön says, “The next time you lose heart and you can’t bear to experience what you’re feeling, you might recall this instruction: change the way you see it and lean in. Instead of blaming our discomfort on outer circumstances or on our own weakness, we can choose to stay present and awake to our experience, not rejecting it, not grasping it, not buying the stories that we relentlessly tell ourselves. This is priceless advice that addresses the true cause of suffering—yours, mine, and that of all living beings.”

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Listening as a Path

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

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Let It Go

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013


Let it go. Inhale in and exhale out.

Exhale out fully. Empty the breath.

Empty it all out.

Let go of the tension.

Let go of the struggle.

Let go of the resistance.

Make space for something else.

Make space for something more joyful.

Make space for something more loving.

Make space for something more open.

Empty it all so you have space.

Let it go.

Let it all go.

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Showing Compassion

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

The Pali word for lovingkindness, metta, means unconditional friendliness, warmth, love or care, and the Pali word for compassion, karuna, means to “feel with,” to bear suffering with an active sympathy. In his wisdom the Buddha realized that by purposefully awakening lovingkindness and compassion, we invite the alienated hurts and fears into consciousness, and free ourselves into a wholeness of being.
Tara Brach, True Refuge: Finding Peace and Freedom in Your Own Awakened Heart

My books all have the same theme lately —compassion. The word “compassion” seems to be in neon lights. First I read a quote by Pema Chödrön, “Just as nurturing our ability to love is a way of awakening bodhichitta, so also is nurturing our ability to feel compassion. Compassion, however, is more emotionally challenging than loving-kindness because it involves the willingness to feel pain. It definitely requires the training of a warrior.”

Then I came across the book, Training in Compassion: Zen Teachings on the Practice of Lojong, by Norman Fisher. There were many sections on empathy and compassion.
Fisher writes, “Remember that compassion literally means to feel passion with. Passion means pain. Compassion is the willingness to feel pain with another, to feel another’s pain as one’s own.” He goes on to write, “And it turns out that it’s impossible to take in the pain of another unless we are able to take in our own pain.”

This gave me the clarity I have been seeking after taking some time off to heal and rest. I noticed how difficult it was for people to show compassion. They wanted to reach out and be kind, but somehow the offerings were more about advice-giving, cheerful words, or awkward silence. I realized that what I really wanted was for people to listen, to feel, and to acknowledge.

By sitting in the pain, we allow it to rise up, be acknowledged, and then bless it. Having a witness – a friend – to do that with makes it all the more holy. Looking at our own pain gives us the ability to sit with others in theirs.

What are your experiences or thoughts on compassion?

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Friday, July 19th, 2013

Noticing the peace
of the lover and
the beloved as One

Noticing the joy
of the inhale and
the exhale as One

Noticing the compassion
of the mind and
the heart as One

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Meditation on the Breath

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

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Have You Noticed?

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

You are beautiful. Have you noticed?

You are kind. Have you noticed?

You are generous. Have you noticed?

You are worthy. Have you noticed?

You are loved. Have you noticed?

Have you noticed?

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