Not Knowing

“Letting there be room for not knowing is the most important thing of all. When there’s a big disappointment, we don’t know if that’s the end of the story. It may just be the beginning of a great adventure. Life is like that. We don’t know anything. We call something bad; we call it good.Continue reading “Not Knowing”

In The Moment

We all have the ability to point our inner compass  to happiness. Once the compass is set to recognizing happy moments you still have the choice to appreciate those moments or let them slip by. In order to strengthen the habit of experiencing happy moments, recognition is important. There are a lot of things, thoughts,Continue reading “In The Moment”

Flutterings Of The Soul

Some people look forward to the holiday season and others look forward to getting through the season quickly. Instead of joy, there is anxiety and sadness for some people. Maybe you are one of those who dreads this season, or you know someone who does. Pema Chodron a buddhist teacher, talks about “having an itch,Continue reading “Flutterings Of The Soul”

Staying Connected

A source of comfort and joy is a sense of connection to self and those close to us. Gifts of healing lie in deeper relationships with friends and family. A greater gift is given to us when we find a connection to what truly matters. People with strong social networks live longer, are at reducedContinue reading “Staying Connected”

Setting Foundation

These days I am more aware of structures and foundations. Although I value the architecture of a building, what I am more interested in is the purpose of the structure and the foundation necessary for the structure. I am also noticing the similarities between laying a foundation and building  life goals to building physical structures.Continue reading “Setting Foundation”

Feeling Overwhelmed? Remember the ‘RAIN’ mindfulness practice | Mindful

Feeling Overwhelmed? Remember the ‘RAIN’ mindfulness practice | Mindful. Tara Brach, a Clinical Psychologist teaches this simple yet profound way of stepping out of reactive mode and stepping into a place where life can be lived with a sense of compassion and safety that everyone is looking for.   R   Recognize what is happening A  AllowContinue reading “Feeling Overwhelmed? Remember the ‘RAIN’ mindfulness practice | Mindful”

Practicing Stillness

One of the most profound ways of getting to change old patterns is through inner stillness. Letting your mind relax and be still; Witnessing the thoughts instead of chasing them. Sitting quietly and enjoying what is there to be seen, in your environment, in nature. Turning down the volume of the outer world, so thatContinue reading “Practicing Stillness”