Be Still

Be still, the dawn is breaking, listen as the blackbird sings Find a heart to share your journey together for all life brings The hunger and the longing, the wonder and the will Your world is enchanted, when your mind is still Be still, be still, be still ~ As sung by Celtic Woman

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The Art of Stillness

Movement makes most sense when grounded in stillness. In an age of speed, I began to think, nothing could be more invigorating than going slow. In an age of distraction, nothing can feel more luxurious than paying attention. And in an age of constant movement, nothing is more urgent than sitting still. You can go on [...]

A Meditator’s Guidebook

The Journey Home I will never forget that day; it was then that I found what I had been searching for in those far-off places, and I didn’t even have to leave the country. With my eyes closed in meditation, I felt the most profound peace and connection. I felt as if I had found [...]

A Matter of Practice

During the time you are practicing mindfulness, you stop talking—not only the talking outside, but the talking inside. The talking inside is the thinking, the mental discourse that goes on and on and on inside. Real silence is the cessation of talking—of both the mouth and of the mind. This is not the kind of [...]

Looking at the World

  When our thinking mind subsides, what we might call our heart-mind takes over, and we can begin to live in love. ~ Ram Dass, Polishing the Mirror As children, the play of the sun on rippling water brought us before God’s throne. Did you ever see an infant gaze at a lightbulb or the [...]

Inner Peace

We get what we cultivate in our lives. Like seeds, our thoughts take root in our experience.If we focus on failure, we fail.Even our unexpressed thoughts affect our work, our relationships, our daily lives... As we change our attitude, we change our world. ~ Diane Dreher, The Tao of Inner Peace   Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of the [...]

Mindfulness Meditation

To meditate upon thoughts is simply to be aware, as thoughts arise, that the mind is thinking, without getting involved in the content. —Joseph Goldstein When you are practicing Zazen meditation do not try to stop your thinking. Let it stop by itself. If something comes into your mind, let it come in and let [...]