On the side of Mt. Parnassus in Greece lie the ruins of the ancient Temple of Apollo at Delphi. From 1400 BC -381 AD the temple was visited by leaders and kings and people from far away seeking wisdom and divine guidance from the Oracle of Delphi. Animal sacrifices, divination and rituals were performed by priests who … Continue reading You Are Your Own Oracle.
There is some popular rhetoric out there that negative feelings can be extinguished simply by overriding them with positive thinking and affirming thoughts. But we can't wish the ugly stuff away. Yeah I know. Damn it. And what a well-oiled machine I have developed for ignoring, for dismissing, for arguing against my real experience: "I shouldn't feel … Continue reading The real story.
It is getting harder and harder to practice in the morning with my now two-year old... because well, he's TWO and its pretty much hard to do anything you want to do for more than 5 consecutive minutes or risk potentially hazardous situation. I mean, could just open the back door and set him free in the … Continue reading Mama needs space – or else!
What if I allowed myself to feel worthy of feeling all of the love, all of the joy I can possibly contain right now. It is available. It doesn’t come and go with the good days or the bad days, the relationships in my life, my mistakes or victories. It is always there. Maybe I just try it … Continue reading Abandoning our post.
8am. The day so far: Up three times in the night with the baby and both of us up for the day at 4:45am. Dog peed all over the bedroom carpet because no one let her out before bed. Spilled my first cup of coffee all over the kitchen floor. Baby is grouchy due to … Continue reading Take peace!
The Zen saying goes, “You should sit in meditation for 20 minutes a day, unless you’re too busy. Then you should sit for an hour.” When I feel out of balance, I see my first tendency is to add something more – to increase activity instead of slow down. To DO, always to do. “If … Continue reading To Do or Not.
There are many styles and traditions of meditation. You can google "How to Meditate" and get an overwhelming amount of info. Karen Maezen Miller offers her own instructions on Zazen meditation. Kundalini meditation, Transcendental Meditation, Guided Visualization, Tonglen, Qi gong…and others, all which offer great benefits and one day I hope to explore each more … Continue reading DIY.