Just Sit. That is my goal for this challenge. To just sit and follow the meditations and see what happens. So often I find we (or at least I) get caught up in making progress, accomplishing a goal, that we Read More
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As Sharon says, for most of us, mindfulness is fleeting… For the better part of this crazy week, I could not even fathom posting on this blog every single day. Sitting and watching the thoughts pass and letting them go Read More
I am just winding down my Drynuary (a popular time in American culture for folks to choose to abstain from alcohol, or perhaps gluten, sugar, meat, Netflix binges–a bit of a secular Lent, if you will). Of course, as in Read More
Hi Everyone, I am excited about this year’s challenge and actually participating in the blogging aspect. I haven’t written much about my practice. I mention it, or say I meditate but it isn’t easy to put the experience into words. Read More
It is such a joy to hear Sharon’s voice again. Day 2. This is the third time I am doing this challenge. Even though I have never met her, her work and her podcasts have had a big influence on Read More
Join Sharon for BuddhaFest, for the first time ever is Los Angeles, CA on Saturday morning, June 3, 10:00 – 11:30 AM. Sharon’s talk unpacks the myths we have been taught about where strength lies, what makes us give up, who matters, and how alone we really are. This leads us to a fresh exploration of a clichéd word: love.
Love for oneself broadens our sense of possibility and builds a sense of inner resource, so we can more truly love another. This opens the door to the realization we can love all beings (recognize our lives are connected, wish them to be free) without feeling compelled to like them, approve of them, or cease challenging their actions. The presentation will include guided meditation and Q&A.
I really caught myself…the mental note “thinking” came with judgement the first time (“thinking ALWAYS thinking}), that sort of exasperated tone that lets me know I’m too hard on myself for my busy mind: the endless to do list, the Read More
Ever since I decided to live “tiny”, I have been living in small spaces and have forgone having a dishwasher and my own washer and dryer. Washing dishes by hand reminds me of economy of space and time and resources. Read More
Left unattended, my mind gorges itself on neuroses, picking each one up and winding them like wooden tops. When the spinning becomes unbearable, the mind’s hand reaches for the tinny, metallic ephemera of the external world, hoping to manipulate a change. Of Read More
Walking is one of those things that has always been a huge part of my life but went unexamined & under appreciated. It wasn’t until I began to bring moments of mindfulness into the simple act of a regular basis Read More