Author Archive | RichardR

Week One in the Bag

Day 7 of the 28 day meditation challenge. End of the first week. In such a different place from last year at this time. I lost a dear friend on February 9th, 2016, I appreciated the concern that was shared Read More

The Crow Tree

I was sitting this morning out by the pool, looking over a small pond. I was using mental noting and breath counting when I heard the raucous sounds of a large murder of crows in a tall tree about 150 Read More

Day One & Two

Hello #RealHappiness Community, I’m grateful to be here again. We arrived in Naples, Florida yesterday after a 7 day journey from Litchfield, CT. Many stops along the way with dear friends. Yesterday was a travel day so I missed my Read More

Day 15 – Reflection

I love the mindfulness reminders. Doing the dishes makes me think of Thich Nhat Hanh and the Miracle of Mindfulness – eating just one segment of a tangerine with attention. Doing the dishes also make me think of one of Read More

Day 11

Missed practice on the 9th. Began again yesterday. The 9th was a sad day. My friend, Billy, who I had referred to the previous day, died suddenly in the hospital w/o regaining consciousness. I’m deeply saddened by the passing of Read More

Day 6 Dawns******

I’ve found time to meditate every day. Once or twice listening to Sharon’s instruction – most other times adding 10 or 15 minutes to my practice. Our vacation really began yesterday although we’ve been here since February 1st! We had Read More

Sitting in my living room

Made it to Florida – just listened to the first meditation instruction. We had just unloaded the car and realized we had left my wife’s computer at our house in CT. She needs it for work – we both maintained Read More

Rolling South Through Virginia

Meditated for 20 minutes on the train watching the sky and sun focused on my breath. Beautiful sense of connection and stillness. Mind much calmer now.

On the way to Florida

Testing time, close friend diagnosed with cancer – thinking about impermanence, remembering Thich Nhat Hanh: Impermanence and selflessness are not negative aspects of life, but the very foundations on which life is built. Impermanence is the constant transformation of things. Read More


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