Tag Archives | Real Happiness

Looking forward

I will be on a 7 day personal retreat for part of February, so I will miss a few days. I hope to return with renewed insight and juicy substance to share. I’m grateful to have this opportunity to connect Read More

Space Between

This has been a very rewarding and gratifying month as I have been able to re-establish a focused and steady practice. I have found it easier to slip into the space between and experience the freedom and peace that it offers. Thank you Sharon Salzberg, your Read More

The Present

During meditation, I sometimes find myself getting caught up with difficult thoughts or emotions and if I go in too deep and try to analyze and understand, things get murky and cloudy, questions begets questions. I have difficulty letting go until I get to Read More

Warm Fuzzy

Sending lovingkindness out to all beings gave me such a feeling of comfort. I kept it very general and broad so as to not get caught up with ‘difficult’ beings. As such, I felt hopeful. I felt grateful for all the good that Read More

Embrace Energy

Opening the Heart meditation has got to be one of the most powerful and nurturing meditations I can offer myself. I am not certain what metaphysical aspects come into play here, but during this practice, I can actually feel a gathering of Read More

Paradigm Shift

Practicing lovingkindness is really a unique way to think and see. When walking around in my community, I am usually focused on my end goal (shopping list, appointments, errands…). Regarding strangers, I either direct judgments or indifference their way. When I bump into Read More

Shoveling Snow

I definitely do not need much prompting to recognize the achiness and stiffness my body feels from shoveling snow today from Winter Storm Niko. Immediately I lament how out of shape I have become. Perhaps my age is catching up and it is all Read More

Exaggerated Sensation

Balance, Edging, Rotary and Pressure. Terminology not used for walking, however these are the skills required for skiing. As a former downhill ski instructor, I taught these skills to beginner through expert skiers. As a student’s ability level  increased, the magnitude and refinement of Read More

The Distraction of the Running Dialogue

Sometimes the narrative I have running in my head can be quite compelling and utterly distracting. Today’s practice using “breath”/”not breath” helped me tame my urge to respond to the many thoughts. Quieting and allowing them to float off and Read More

Perfect Timing

As I struggle with the current political climate, I am grateful for the timing this challenge provides. In recent weeks, I have let my practice slide, been on edge and jumpy. What a relief, to attune my attention and focus my wandering Read More

May all beings be happy ♡