Tag: meditation

Three Levels of Truth

  “There are three levels of truth: experience, reasoning, and knowing. All other assertions should be rejected.”   The first type of truth is from our direct experience. The second type, is truth gained from reasoning and analysis. The third type of truth is different…

Prana and Dealing with Pain

Meditation for healing

This is a re-blog of a personal story about dealing with some physical pain while I was at Kripalu. For those of you who live with chronic pain, I hope you will be inspired by this. I have a deformity of my low back,…

What is the Purpose of Meditation?

“We know the outer world of sensations and actions, but our inner world of thoughts and feelings we know very little. The primary purpose of meditation is to become conscious of, and familiar with, our inner life. The ultimate purpose is to reach the…

Haiku – Yoga and Life

~ Let the prana flow. Embodied presence and breath. Find your Middle Ground ~ This is a definition of yoga, and what I bring to the mat every day. The intention is to move the life energy through awareness of the breath.  The body…

Meditation – Finding an Anchor that Works for You

A lot has been written in the past few years about Mindfulness Meditation.  This Buddhist based practice has become popular here in the west through the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program founded by Jon Kabat Zinn. Research clearly shows that meditating changes the…

Peace …. is a Natural Mind State

This is a re-blog as a reminder for myself the morning. Peace is natural, unless you are on medication that wires the mind and body, and makes it difficult to sleep. More to come on how I find peace of mind while on prednisone for…

True Detachment

“Detachment is like flying high: the higher you fly, the wider a landscape you are able to view. But when you are unable to fly beyond the limited realities of your daily life, you are like a person who is confined to a narrow…

Haiku – Kripalu Retreat

~ Kripalu awaits. Letting go and diving deep. Being buoyed by Love ~ I will be attending an Energy Intensive*  retreat at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health from Thursday through Sunday. Fall is a time for transformation and letting go. Feeling gratitude and…

Inspiration – Mindfulness

“Ultimately I see mindfulness as a love affair – with life, with reality and imagination, with the beauty of your own being, with your heart and body and mind, and with the world.” – Jon Kabat Zinn What an inspiring way to describe mindfulness….

Thoughts on Incessant Thinking

tangles nets

This is a re-blog of an earlier post. I dedicate it to all of us who are getting tangled up in our thinking today. oo0O0oo In the highs and lows of life do you find yourself stuck in over analyzing and incessant thinking? When…

Getting over Anger with Loving Kindness

  When we feel rising frustration and anger towards an other person, it’s time to tend to our selves, rather than act it out against the other. Acting out our negativity only adds to the violent energy in the world. Our ego-mind may be…

Inspiration – Timeless Peace

  Find your Middle Ground Fall outside the world of time Where nothing ever happened And nothing will ever happen Forever peace. Fall inside a part of yourself That is unperturbed And free of everything Perfect stillness and freedom Let things be Just be…

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