Getting Familiar with Your Feelings

Scene: It’s morning and we find ourselves at a neighborhood coffee shop, in (your town here). The shop is filled with individuals on their way to work, some adding cream and sugar to their coffees, other eating pastries at small tables while looking at their phones, while a long line of customers waiting to placeContinue reading “Getting Familiar with Your Feelings”

Cultivating Curiosity

My teacher has been emphasizing the importance of curiosity, both within meditation practice and life. At first, I had difficulty understanding what he meant. How could curiosity be used to enhance your experience? I’d grown accustomed to playing with the idea of acceptance, letting go of how I think things should be and simply beContinue reading “Cultivating Curiosity”

Choice vs. Habit

We’re all familiar with the phrase ‘people are creatures of habit’ but I’d like to add a prefix to that. We are ‘pleasure-seeking’ creatures of habit. And by pleasure-seeking, all that I mean is that we make our decisions based on comfort. (Interesting how when you read that phrase, ‘pleasure-seeking’, you may have thought ofContinue reading “Choice vs. Habit”

You Don’t Need to Go on a 10-Day Retreat to Learn How to Meditate

Anyone can learn to meditate and it doesn’t mean you have to go on a 10-Day silent retreat or become a monk in order for your practice to be fulfilling. Meditation takes time and all you really need is patience, self-compassion, and a few guiding principles. In fact, going on a retreat before having anContinue reading “You Don’t Need to Go on a 10-Day Retreat to Learn How to Meditate”

Binge Watching Netflix is a Meditative State

For everyone who thinks they can’t meditate: have you ever watched Netflix? If the answer is yes, then you’ve most likely been in a meditative state. In fact, any time we become engrossed in something, whether we consider it work or play, we may enter into another state of consciousness. Our attention becomes absorbed inContinue reading “Binge Watching Netflix is a Meditative State”

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