Tag Archives | concentration


2015 Word Cloud

It has been wonderful to sit with everyone for another year of the Real Happiness Challenge. Thank you all for your honest posts and for your willingness to explore so boldly! Here is a word cloud from our collective posts Read More

If Once You Don’t Succeed, Try, Try Again

This is my mantra most of the time when I meditate. Thankfully, through Sharon’s teaching, I learned early on that losing my ‘concentration’ is an opportunity to begin again – and that’s where the real success comes. It’s that returning Read More

Walking Snow Yeti Sighting

Walking Meditation: Winds of Change

The past week has been bitterly cold but despite winter’s bone chilling embrace I am deeply enjoying layering my daily practice with the walking meditation Sharon suggests as apart of the second week of the online Real Happiness Challenge.  As Read More

Be with the one you’re with

Sitting meditation is practice for living meditatively. When I train my mind to concentrate — gently focusing on the breath, recognizing when I drift off, and inviting my attention to come back — while sitting in silence, I’m developing the Read More

In the gathering-in of things

It’s been hit or miss this week. Mais ou menos, more or less. When I think about my practice, I often go straight for the book-learning. I’m so good at it. With my academic bent and inclination for structure—and my Read More