A practitioner’s thoughts on grief, death, and the loss of a parent.
A call to identify and eliminate those loose, unmindful expressions we use on a daily basis.
The pitfalls of DIY, go-it-alone practice inspired by a 1st grade biology lesson and past experience.
Making decisions can be agonizing and difficult at certain times, and at other times it can be so free and easy. Why? A brief musing about freedom and choice while chopping strawberries.
My piece is a narrative of my experience with finding love in the dark circumstances of my life.
A story about finding peace with grief on the meditation cushion.
A story of reptiles and luggage.
Just a simple reflection.
Calling all young dharma practitioners! The world needs our genuine, open hearts. Could we be brave and allow our practice to unfold into enlightened culture? Could I be so brave?
I wrote about the John Lennon poster I hung in my bedroom as a teenager, and how ditching the poster, and images of coolness altogether, has brought about a deeper appreciation of life.
What does it really mean to be present with an obstacle?
A short musing on how motherhood entwines with my spiritual practice.
Deep and fundamental change requires us to step outside of our comfort zone. The trick is not to step too far out. We need challenge, but we don’t need panic.
I’ve spent many years searching for clarity. What I’ve discovered is that it is more rewarding to consider what clarifies than to define what clarity is. I hope you’ll join me in considering the question.
A short reflection gleaned from sitting and walking meditation.
A journey to find self-realization through exposure to immense psychological pain.
Just some thoughts about family, dreams, and working with the situation.
A bizarre twist of events in Kathmandu led me into a meditation class – the place I was most scared to be.
A brief essay about how writing haiku has helped me appreciate the beauty of the present moment, interspersed with haiku examples.