Reading With Insight

Reading With Insight

Recently, I have been reflecting on the process I go through when picking up a book, reading it, and deciding if I will finish it. When I pick up a book, I want it to be helpful. After all, we have only a limited amount of time in this human life. So, when my hand...

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Staying Present with Grief

Staying Present with Grief

One of the core practices of my work is simply sitting and noticing. The idea behind this is to pay attention to the changing qualities within the mind and body, to see that they are ever flowing through us. In this practice, I pay special attention to the thoughts...

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Aware of Changing Needs

Aware of Changing Needs

A couple of thoughts that came up as part of my morning meditation. Right now, you may be experiencing some resistance to doing something that would be more beneficial for you. There are a variety of ways to work with resistance to change. Meet that part with loving...

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Shifting “Me” to “We”

Shifting “Me” to “We”

In St. Paul, Minnesota the news estimated that 100,000 folks came together on January 21st, 2017 to march for human rights, equality, stopping bigotry, etc. It was an amazing sight and filled my heart with love for us all and for our planet. And, at the same time, I...

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Peaceful Growing Harmony

Peaceful Growing Harmony

Have you ever tried guided meditation? Sometimes the sound of  a human voice can be grounding and soothing. I've listened to a few over the years, and today, I decided to make one that fit for me. I find that it helps to sit quietly, relax, and just let the...

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The Canvas of Life

The Canvas of Life

Recently, I was given a gift to attend a two-day workshop with a master painter, Jeffrey T. Larson, who paints in a realistic style. He started out by instructing us to “first hit the precise high and low notes”, match colors with the strongest or weakest elements in...

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Council of Being

Council of Being

Here is an expression called "Council of Being", about knowing within and without and neither within nor without in a dynamic and moving way. The light in the center of the void has a pull and curious illumination. The black and white coloring represents the dualistic...

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Some Things Seem Like Nothing

Some Things Seem Like Nothing

The other day I opened a book from the neighborhood library, which I frequent, and it said: “The atomic proposal that the most energy arises from the smallest bit of substance was a logical offense, but quantum physics held even bigger offenses in store. Truly big...

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Let Presence Be

Let Presence Be

Let me find willingness in unwillingness Let me find happiness in unhappiness Let me know clarity in confusion Let me feel peace in frustration Let me see no one in seeing someone Let me find serenity in being overwhelmed Let me absorb pain in releasing suffering Let...

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If I Could Paint a Picture

If I Could Paint a Picture

If I could paint a picture I would paint it – Instead of sitting here and seeing all the different ways to paint it. If I could paint a picture I would paint a picture of my 9th grade art teacher sharing how everything is art and calling me a “Smart Ass” when I handed...

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