Every meditation and spiritual teacher I have had in the last 30+ years, from every spiritual tradition, has always said, “Live in the moment” or “Let the past go; it’s already happened.” I’ve heard it and know it to be true. Yet it’s also true that letting go of how the past invades our [...]
There’s a new search program at Google, without the magic algorithm, which allows you to search inside yourself, to find ways to change, to be with the difficulty of change. Search Inside Yourself is a free course to teach emotional intelligence through meditation.
Content in the post contributed by “Awakening” a frequent commentator on the blog. I added the flowers. We all need beauty when life is hard. None of us are immune from disasters and difficulties. There seem to be times in life when the difficulties are on the “humungous” side. The natural disasters that have [...]
I came back from teaching a workshop in Ireland to hear, and see, the devastation one single tornado brought to Joplin, Missouri. I thought of Japan and the devastation there. I felt in my body the impulse to block all this suffering out. What is there to do? Give money, yes. I felt the helplessness [...]
Greylock Gardens is a blog about the wonder of gardens. This recent post introduces us to a red fox which we rarely get to see in the gardens around Boston. Enjoy!
What is it that allows us to triumph over our life’s difficulties? What inherent drive nudges, pushes, irritates us until we see we are so much more than we could ever have imagined? Nick Vujicic is one of those incredible beacons, pointing us in the direction of what’s possible. I hope you enjoy it as [...]
The instructions are always simple in meditation: follow the breath. Breathe in, breathe out. How simple it sounds. And yet after a busy day how hard it is to do. I realize how much I am trying to breathe rather then letting the breath breathe in and out of me. It’s a simple distinction yet I always [...]
A nightmare woke me. I have them rarely at this point in my life (thank goodness.) But this horrid dream was with me, lingering. I felt myself at odds, disrupted, not wanting to sleep, afraid I would reinhabit that world. Rattled I could think of nothing to do, so I sat and watched the [...]
This morning as I sat intending to focus my mind I found instead the wild elephant of old. This mind of mine was pushing and pulling completely chaotic and disruptive. I watched my mind careen down path after path captivated by whatever arising disruption was occurring. What happened to my steady breath? Gone. I was, [...]