For months–well, years, to be honest–I’ve been meaning to visit West 11th Street Park. I felt some kind of neighborly, … Continue reading Life is a TARDIS
I wrote an email to a friend this morning:
I am getting familiar with that in-between, waiting, confused, gap experience. I’m waiting on biopsy results myself–results are due Tuesday. My health over the last year has been one thing after another, since I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis a year ago.
There’s a word for this waiting place from Tibetan Buddhism–bardo. A bardo is a state where we’re leaving something familiar, and the next stage hasn’t fully revealed itself. It’s the most uncomfortable, potentially terrifying place to be. It requires the utmost kindness, gentleness, a light touch of awareness, and an approach of grounding, one-step-at-a-time, and appreciation for the present moment. Continue reading “The Bardo of Waiting”
I have greatly neglected the ADHD arena on this blog. Those who know me will find that just a bit ironic, since I are one. So I’m bringing it up again now, but making it easier on myself by sharing a website that does an excellent job of covering a lot of ADHD-related territory.
If you don’t know FlyLady, I am happy to introduce you here. Find reassuring and practical advice for getting a handle on clutter, kindly developing habits that help you get and stay organized, and feeling better about yourself in the process.
The topic of “Saving Your Saturday” resonates with me because I, too, somehow grew up with the habit of postponing chores. For many years, I would tell friends at work that “this weekend I’m getting organized.” Someone finally said to me, “You said that last weekend!”
My wish for you is that you be free from suffering, anxiety, fear, sickness, emotional upheaval, discord, and financial obstacles. Continue reading “My wish for you”
Why do you want to meditate?
Meditation practice isn’t easy. It goes against the grain of our habitual patterns. So it is very important to be clear with yourself: why do you want to sit still, doing nothing? Continue reading “Finding your motivation for meditation”
There are several meanings of the phrase “no time like the present.” Conventionally, it means “do it now.” While you’re … Continue reading No time like the present
Meditation Instruction The Windhorse Podcast – episode 2 Hi, friends. Meditation is a very simple and brief introduction to meditation … Continue reading Episode 2 – Meditation
Pausing The Windhorse Podcast – episode 1 Here’s my broadcast on Pausing. I added an intro to the recording, hopefully to … Continue reading The Windhorse Podcast, episode 1: Pausing
Hello, friends. Take a moment to stop all activity. Breathe. Feel the ground under your feet. Open your senses. I’m … Continue reading The beauty of pausing
Some of Dr. Rick Hanson’s writings feel like what I would have liked to have written. Now I don’t have … Continue reading An owner’s manual for your brain – and your happiness