Category Archives: Mindfulness

Three Steps

16 February 2016 If you live the questions, life will move you into the answers.  ~Deepak Chopra Often when I feel discouraged or weary, I’m resenting the way the world is.  And asking it to tend to me in a … Continue reading

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Touchstone – Yes… And…

5 February 2016 An emergent world invites us to use our most human of all capacities, our consciousness.  It asks us to be alert in the moment for what is unfolding.  What is happening at this moment? What can we … Continue reading

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Yes… And…

2 February 2016 Love the moment, and the energy of that moment will spread beyond all boundaries.  ~Corita Kent In her biography, Bossypants, Tina Fey has a great section about saying yes to the moment.  In her instructions for creating improvisational … Continue reading

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Devotions

12 January 2016 And this is the core of the secret:  Attention is the beginning of devotion.  ~Mary Oliver As I wrote last week, I’ve been thinking about rhythms, the natural cycles that include periods of rest.  And, like many … Continue reading

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A Rhythm with Repose

5 January 2016 And as with prayer, which is a dipping of oneself toward the light, there is a consequence of attentiveness to the grass itself, and to the sky itself, and to the floating bird.  I too leave the … Continue reading

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Touchstone – Dots into Patterns

1 January 2016 For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice.  ~T. S. Eliot There’s been a rich and layered expanse of time for me this week, a tangible feeling of it … Continue reading

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The Most Wonderful Moment

15 December 2015                Your heart is like a flower.  ~Thich Nhat Hahn I woke up recently to a sky dappled with silvery, puffy clouds and sunbeams glinting in the dewdrops dangling from the tree … Continue reading

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Touchstone – Surrender

13 November 2015 … the moment in which the mind acknowledges ‘This isn’t what I wanted, but it’s what I got’ is the point at which suffering disappears.  Sadness might remain present, but the mind … is free to console, … Continue reading

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Surrender

10 November 2015 Always say “yes” to the present moment. What could be more futile, more insane, than to create inner resistance to what already is? what could be more insane than to oppose life itself, which is now and … Continue reading

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Touchstone – A One Time Only Offer

23 October 2015 “Without giving up hope—that there’s somewhere better to be, that there’s someone better to be—we will never relax with where we are or who we are.  ~Pema Chodron, When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times … Continue reading

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