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PREFERENCES: The difference between our being happy or unhappy

PREFERENCES: The difference between our being happy or unhappy

Every day, in each moment, the universe is giving us something. The difference between our being happy or unhappy is that we have...
April 20, 2015 × 0 comments

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THERE’S SO MUCH TO DO: Why bother meditating?

THERE’S SO MUCH TO DO: Why bother meditating?

I’ve been meditating for many years but there are still days when I feel like it’s something I need to tick off the to-do...
April 20, 2015 × 0 comments

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SAUDADE: Existential sadness

SAUDADE: Existential sadness

A pastime that gives me great pleasure, and whiles away many delightful hours, is researching and learning foreign words and phrases...
April 19, 2015 × 0 comments

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BARELY THERE: Living naturally without clothes

BARELY THERE: Living naturally without clothes

My family and my very close friends well know my decades-long relationship to clothes—I am not a comfortable carrier of textiles....
March 25, 2015 × 0 comments

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OBSERVATION AND CURIOSITY: Mindful travel through the eyes of a child

OBSERVATION AND CURIOSITY: Mindful travel through the eyes of a child

Is there such as thing as mindful traveling with children? I didn’t think it was possible until my recent travel experience...
February 16, 2015 × 0 comments

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MINDFUL FROM 9-5: Four ways to work mindfully

MINDFUL FROM 9-5: Four ways to work mindfully

As members of the working world, you know firsthand that every job comes with its share of stress, but it’s how you handle the...
January 20, 2015 × 0 comments

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BEYOND MINDFULNESS: How to cultivate awareness without detachment

BEYOND MINDFULNESS: How to cultivate awareness without detachment

For many years I practiced mindfulness meditation as a Buddhist monk. For hours each day I paid careful attention to the coming...
November 16, 2014 × 0 comments

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CROWN OF PETALS: Navigating life with mindfulness, compassion, and gratitude

CROWN OF PETALS: Navigating life with mindfulness, compassion, and gratitude

What would our lives be like if we wore a crown of petals instead of a crown of thorns? What would it feel like to believe that...
November 9, 2014 × 1 comment

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COMPASSION IMAGINATION: You remake the world when you imagine it compassionate

COMPASSION IMAGINATION: You remake the world when you imagine it compassionate

A number of years ago, I was walking down the street in Manhattan when I happened to pass a pricey new restaurant. My ego started...
September 23, 2014 × 0 comments