Opening to Spaciousness

Here is a meditation exercise that helps create the internal conditions for opening to the field of possibilities in your life. To practice these positive affirmations,  go to a place where you can feel safe and won’t be interrupted by distractions. The Practice Sit in a comfortable meditative posture. Take a few letting-go breaths. Then…

The Call by Oriah Mountain Dreamer

I have heard it all my life, A voice calling a name I recognized as my own. Sometimes it comes as a soft-bellied whisper. Sometimes it holds an edge of urgency. But always it says: Wake up my love. You are walking asleep. There’s no safety in that! Remember what you are and let this…

The Journey by Mary Oliver

One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice – – – though the whole house began to tremble and you felt the old tug at your ankles. ‘Mend my life!’ each voice cried. But you didn’t stop.

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…

Just Resting

Word has it that one day some disciples found the elder Taoist philosopher Chuang Tzu in front of his house, sitting peacefully on the ground in the sun with his fresh-washed long hair cascading down around him. The students gathered around him and waited patiently. “What are you doing, Master?” they finally asked. “Drying my…