Nature, being a constant in our lives, is an amazing teacher if we stop to notice. Spring is in full expression in New England and everything is opening to it’s magnificent potential of beauty and fragrance. The leaves unfurl and the flowers shift from bud to blossom. We can take note and follow suit. In … More Bloom
Guidance on the path of life can be very helpful be it from family, friends, strangers or teachers. There is a tendency to look outwards to people, powers, or iconic belief systems to show us the way, to lead us to the truth and light. We may not realize that the light, truth, beauty … More Inside Out
When I saw this photo of a woman turning in what appears to be amazement at the beautiful sunset, an in-breath and the words “Oh my!” escaped my lips. Bringing attention to the beauty around us centers us in the present moment. As I write this, a hummingbird just hovered in front of me, … More Be Amazed
There is so much beauty, truth, and goodness in each of us. In fact, that’s what you are at your core. So often we limit the expression of the fullness of who we are. Imagine the unfurling of a fern, opening to the sunlight, or the unfurling of a sail, opening to the … More Unfurling Into Self
There is so much beauty, truth, and goodness in each of us. In fact, that’s what you are at your core. So often we limit the expression of the fullness of who we are. Imagine the unfurling of a fern, opening to the sunlight, or the unfurling of a sail, opening to the wind, each … More Unfurling into Self
Expectations from self and others often limit the expression of who we are and who we want to be, as do feelings of self-worth, or lack thereof. The self-critical voice often plays a non-stop commentary in our daily life. This creates a mist or fog obscuring the light within. Let’s give ourselves a break and relax, … More Relax, Release and Real-ize!
Many spiritual traditions of the world overlap in their teaching and, thus, have similar imagery. Different names are used according to the language of the culture. Different genders might also be used or different qualities emphasized,yet the Beingness and the inner qualities of Presence being conveyed are basically the same. For example, Venus and Kwan … More Kwan Yin and Venus-Sophia
Teaching and teacher are every moment. With open eyes, open heart and mind, we can realize that all that is happy, sad, painful, or delightful is calling out with a teaching. Realizing this simple and profound truth is to bring forward Awakeness. Living from this wide awakeness is a softened existence, one that is open … More Extraordinary Ordinary-ness
The meditation is poetic Our life is the ground of our practice. Life is where one’s practice must find ground, and it does as one brings the metaphor of the tree, the roots, and the ground into one’s day. There is so much simple truth to consider with this step (maybe each step of The … More Yes! Still growing.
The ground gives one a sense of stability and surety. What are other things that do that? concepts and beliefs some forms of relationship a sense of self, who or what we think we are thinking (“I think therefore I am.” one’s environment, or the working of appliances, or the internet, or electricity Most of … More The many grounds of one’s life
I could sing the praises of meditation day and night! The powers that it brings forward from inside a person are profound and common. Patience: did you ever consider patience a power? How amazing is gentle patience, calmness in the turbulence of modern life, joyful celebration of a child being a child and needing extra … More The powerful Ground of meditation
This sitting is a contemplation of the origin of all beauty and manifestation on Earth – the buddhic plane. The word buddhi also is the source of the word buddha or related words. It is the macrocosmic plane from which the pure Soul descends into worlds of form. Green Tara seeded this meditation. Here are … More Creation: buddha karma
At one point in Earth’s history, the plant kingdom was new and was the newest form of evolution on Earth. Humanity is that now (and has been for quite some time). We are a new evolution on Earth. Understanding this for all its significance is huge. Human excellence is within each person. This, and this … More June full moon meditation: webcast/podcast
Remember a new round of The Practice of Living Awareness begins Monday, December 1. A new webinar platform means live or by podcast, all devices can easily access The Practice. What can meditation offer you? Excellence, inside and out. With that excellence cultivated, what can you offer others? Harmony, gratitude, peace. What can bring harmony, … More Dance your meditation
Just as encouragement was service to us as children, our appreciation for life is a service to the world. Appreciation undoes entitlement, miserliness, and taking anything for granted. This is so for the home that we live it, the beauty around us, the power that makes modern life possible, and the food on our plate. … More Appreciation as world service