The Flower of Meditation–Resilience

The Flower of Meditation–Resilience

Breakdown of Resilience One evening last week I became very upset by an interaction that occurred between one of my housemates and myself. It doesn’t even matter particularly what the content was. More relevant to me were the aftereffects.  I was extremely...
Mindfulness Meditation = Head Space

Mindfulness Meditation = Head Space

I would like to say that I am an everyday meditator. That over the years I’ve been able to sit for longer and longer periods of time. And that, because of my meditating acumen, I am a better, nicer and more together person. But no. I’m still totally human,...
2017: A Good Year for a New Story

2017: A Good Year for a New Story

The French word for sunflower is tournesol, meaning turning toward the sun. ~ Rosina Mihajlovic, Rudolf Steiner School teacher More than a year ago, I did a weeklong workshop that turned ‘my story’ upside down. My story had been running me for over four decades. It...
Stuff Happens: My Tooth Fell Out!

Stuff Happens: My Tooth Fell Out!

  Everyone knows: don’t loan money to friends  A few years ago I did something that many wise people have advised against. I loaned money to a friend. He was in a dire predicament and my immediate instinct was to help him. Without a second thought, I said I...
Meditation and the Beauty of Open Sky

Meditation and the Beauty of Open Sky

“You are the sky. Everything else – it’s just the weather.” The above quote from Pema Chodran appeals to me. I relate well to metaphors–word pictures. I know I am not really the sky, but to be able to feel into my mind, having it be as big as the open sky, well,...