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Competing for attention

My busy mind is constantly capturing thoughts and following them, investigating them, proving or disproving them. Piggybacking on those thoughts are others, competing for attention. My mind and body have been begging for calm for as long as I can Read More

Life gets in the way

It’s inevitable that life will intrude on our plans. Sharon reminds us of this and I’m very grateful for that. Why were we brought up to think that things had to work perfectly all the time and get frustrated the Read More

Speak to Me/Breathe

It’s interesting to consider the level of interaction we have with ourselves during this “magic moment” of realizing our thoughts have wandered away from the object of meditation. For me, this amounts to literally a fraction of a second in Read More

Counting the Breath – Some Stuff is Weird

The technique shared with us in today’s meditation was a bit different than what I was expecting. When I read the title “Counting the Breath,” I thought the count would be connected to the length of the inhalation and the Read More

Photo by Simón Góez E.

ON BEING BLOG What’s In Avoidance

Seeing the Second Option: What’s In Avoidance Weekly Column By Sharon Salzberg for On Being Blog Published October 12th, 2015 Through my own meditation practice and through teaching, I now know that dukkha, suffering, the sense of dis-ease in our Read More

Pasha and me just after a sit.

Make ‘Em Wait for a Better You

I keep saying my cat is my guru, kind of joking. Kind of not. Tonight, when I really thought about it, I was able to explain to myself why this is little saying, about this little furry guy in my life, Read More