That Elusive Freedom of Heart: Autumn’s Offerings for Meditation & Mindfulness

"We cling to our own point of view, as though everything depended on it. Yet our opinions have no permanence; like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away." - ZhuangziHappy September! Most of the summers in my life have blended together, remembered mostly by which desk I sat behind for work, or by the stressful final … Continue reading That Elusive Freedom of Heart: Autumn’s Offerings for Meditation & Mindfulness

I’ve Lost That Loving Feeling with Social Media

"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had been on Facebook for the last 20 years.”  - what Henry David Thoreau might … Continue reading I’ve Lost That Loving Feeling with Social Media

The Voice In My Head

There’s this voice in my head that I hear all the time.  Do you hear an inner voice? Am I alone on this one? A quick Google informs me that the voice I hear might be:  1) my internal dialogue, 2) an auditory hallucination, 3) schizophrenia, 4) a brain disorder, 5) my intuition, or 6) … Continue reading The Voice In My Head

Why I Mind – This Too Shall Pass

I’m not sure who first said “this too shall pass” – there are a few variations on the story, but the version I heard years ago was about a king who’d asked his wise men to provide a mantra to relieve his suffering. The wise men presented the king with a ring engraved with the … Continue reading Why I Mind – This Too Shall Pass