I love reading the work of Pema Chodron. She is an American Buddhist nun and author of quite a few excellent books about mindfulness. Probably my favorite Pema Chodron book is When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times. When Things Fall Apart is a collection of talks Pema Chodron gave between 1987 and 1994 about how […]
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I have kept a journal since I was 15 years old. In this time I have played with many different kinds of journaling. One method I especially enjoy is working with poetry as a writing prompt. I find poetry always seem to shift me into a different perspective. Poems always seem to help me notice something new about myself […]
One of the things I LOVE about mindfulness is that it can be done anywhere, anytime. There is no special equipment required to meditate. Yet sometimes it’s good to take a class or listen to guided instruction. Here are a few of my favorite resources: Moby’s Album for Yoga and Meditation Richard Melville Hall (known […]
In my experience, mindfulness is a way of paying close attention to ourselves and the present moment without judgment. There are eight basic steps to mindfulness. 1. Find a Quiet Space It is helpful, especially when first beginning to meditate, to find a quiet space where you are unlikely to be interrupted for about 15-30 minutes. Keep in mind, the idea […]
Lovingkindness, or metta, is one of my favorite meditations. The origins of this meditation are in the Buddhist tradition. The lovingkindness meditation is intended not only as a practice but also a way of life. The purpose of this meditation is to support us in cultivating heartfelt kindness towards ourselves and others. Kindness, it is noted in […]