Being present

Out of clutter find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. – Albert Einstein A window of opportunity exists in all difficult challenges. Opportunity for kindness, compassion, clarity, finding purpose, rest gratitude and anything else that you are wanting and needing. I believe what matters is that in difficult circumstancesContinue reading “Being present”

Path to Presence

The conscious awareness of our hearts deepest longing is called wise aspiration in Buddhist teachings. Zen master Suzuki Roshi taught ” The most important thing is remembering the most important thing” What matters most to you? Check in with yourself asking your heart what matters. Allow your vast spacious mind to pause for the answer.Continue reading “Path to Presence”

Dance of Aliveness

I did my meditation outdoors today. With cool grass under my feet and a gentle warm breeze under the morning sun, tuning into my own inner self was a gift. Todays meditation was a guided meditation by Tara Brach, an invitation to relax and awaken the body with an openness  to receive life as itContinue reading “Dance of Aliveness”

Simply Breathing

Breathing consciously is one way of staying mindful.   Conscious breathing  calms the body and relaxes the mind. What could be more important than that… as you go about your day, taking care of work projects, family, chores.  No additional time is needed to do this exercise because you are already breathing… Its a conscious breathingContinue reading “Simply Breathing”

Making Choices

In her book, Another Country, Navigating Emotional Terrain of Our Elders, Mary Pipher talks about the 5 R’s. These are, in no particular order, Relaxation, Relationships, Results, Respect, and Realization. She suggests that as we age we keep the 5 R’s in the forefront of our mind and as we choose to do things, weContinue reading “Making Choices”

Happy New Year

As the year end approaches many people write goals for the new year. Do you?  If you are looking to make changes in your life, end of a year does provide a nice segueway to letting go of habits that no longer serve you. Some people create vision boards, with pictures of what they wouldContinue reading “Happy New Year”