Category: Mindfulness

Minds Like Crows

Enjoy this re-post from three years ago. oooOOOooo “Our minds are like crows.  They pick up everything that glitters, no matter how uncomfortable our nests get with all that metal in them.”  ~ Thomas Merton I love this analogy. Its part of the human…

Yoga off the Mat – Breath Deeper

“Yoga is about changing our habits”. ~Rodney Yee One of the habits that shows up for everyone as they begin their yoga practice, is how we shorten and even hold the breath when sensation increases. Holding our breath is a defense mechanism of the…

Kripalu Training Awaits

Today, I head north to Kripalu Yoga Center in the Berkshires. There’s still snow on the ground and cold winter temps to greet me. The perfect time to be nourished and restored. I will stay in touch this time around.   Cheers!

Haiku – find your middle ground

~ Without testing life We cannot prove anything. Reach to new limits ~ Live beyond the knowing Wonder at the unveiling. Break free from within. ~ Take time for stillness Seek balance in Yin with Yang. Find your Middle Ground   These words came…

Noticing Mondays

This is a re-blog from 2015, when I began to notice the tension when trying to get caught up with posts on Word Press.  We don’t need to be actively interacting, to know that we are a part of this community. Gratitude and love…

In the Mirror of your Mind

“In the mirror of your mind all kinds of pictures appear and disappear. Knowing that they are entirely your own creations, watch them silently come and go. Be alert, but not perturbed. This attitude of silent observation is the very foundation of yoga. You…

Lets Be Genuine, Not Nice!

This is a re-post to support those of you on the path to being more authentic and true to your self. Enjoy! oooOOOooo I am enjoying reviewing some of the Non Violent Communication work that I have done in the past. Today, I wanted…

Don’t Diss the “Dis”

Listen for what you need. How come when we feel discomfort we don’t give it comfort. When we have disease we don’t give ourselves ease. Its like what we “dis” we DISS”. Today, and every day day, be kind. Don’t diss the dis.  …

The Insanity of the Human Condition

“In no way can I deny the insanity of the human condition. And yet, because there’s so much insanity, so much unconsciousness, it’s possible that there’s also the other side of it. Life is always balancing itself out. So, while all of this is…

Inspiration – the Source

I came across this translation of the Tao Te Ching by Stephen Mitchell, and am really enjoying the fresh language and approach to the wisdom of Lao Tzu. A part of me also wonders, could it be that I have changed over time, and…

Happiness and the Movies

“Looking for happiness in the body, mind or world is like looking for the screen in a movie. The screen doesn’t appear in the movie, and yet, at the same time, all that is seen in the movie is the screen. In the same…

Inspiration From an Old Man

“All I am is a little flesh and breath, plus mind. Put away entertainments, set aside distractions, and look at yourself as you truly are: blood and bones, a network of nerves and veins. Your breath is only air, sucked in one moment and…

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