Hokusai Says

Hokusai says look carefully. He says pay attention, notice He says keep looking, stay curious. He says there is no end to seeing He says look forward to getting old. He says keep changing, you just get more who you really are. He says get stuck, accept it, repeat yourself as long as it is [...]

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Mindfulness in Daily Life

The final step in integrating meditation into your awareness is to use the stuff of daily life as part of meditation. There are ways of perceiving the world and the way you live in it such that each experience brings you more deeply into the meditative space. —Ram Dass To increase your open and joyful [...]

Illuminations

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen nor even touched, but just felt in the heart.” —Helen Keller Each Illuminations podcast offers a selection of prose, poetry, and meditative practices chosen to stimulate your own deep knowing. An as you listen, when something touches you—a word, an image, a phrase—just pause the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. You knew what you [...]