The Place Where You Are Now

This place where you are right now Life circled on a map for you. Wherever your eyes and arms and heart can move Against the earth and the sky, The Beloved has bowed there – Life has bowed there knowing You were coming. A slightly edited poem by Hafiz Translation by Daniel Ladinsky, The Subject…

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Simple everyday mindfulness tips

The beauty of mindfulness is that it is meant to be practiced in our daily life. We are not only practicing when we are sitting on the meditation cushion. And essentially, the more we practice the more mindfulness becomes integrated into all that we do. Here are some simple mindfulness techniques to do throughout the…

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Breathing anchor meditation

I want to share one of the most simple mindfulness meditations, sometimes called a breathing anchor. The beauty of our breath is that it is always there with us, so it makes it a very good tool for focus and concentration, as well as a tool for connecting more to our own body and sensations…

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“Pain is not a punishment, and pleasure is not a reward.”

The quote in the title comes from the Buddhist teacher Pema Chödrön, and I think it’s a great reminder for most of us – especially in the intense times that we are in at the moment. When negative emotions, thoughts or events are happening in our lives, it’s common for us to think there is…

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