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”

A Book Review: Habit Changers

Embracing mindfulness in all areas of life is a conscious lifestyle choice. M.J. Ryan in Habit Changers, affirms how goals can be realized mindfully. She affirms through several examples that habits which don’t serve us can be transformed through mindful practice of game changing mantras. When people challenge themselves to grow personally they are likelyContinue reading “A Book Review: Habit Changers”

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”