Stop – Look – Go: Gratitude

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When a child wants to cross a street or an intersection, we tell them to stop, look, and then go. I learned an insightful reframe of the phrase from David Steindl-Rast in his TED Talk: Want to be happy? Be … Read More

Clarify Mind: 6 of 10: Patience

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Things unfold according to their nature. What makes me rush them? It is, directly or subtly, anger. What lies beneath the surface of anger is some fear. What is it in the current situation that is making me feel threatened? What stops me from accepting the current situation as it is? What is frustra

Clarify Mind: 1 of 10: Beginner

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Can I be a beginner for a change? Have childlike curiosity. Have that lightness to see new ideas, scenarios, new perspectives with each moment rather than assuming/thinking it is a continuation of the same old. The beginner’s mindset can help create space to grow and find answers. It can also brin

Watch my “Home Movie”?

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Can I watch my “home movie”? That is, without acting in it? I got inspiration and the idea to write about it from a Daily Mindfulness Audio Program. The movie is about repetitive thoughts and their impact on me. We … Read More

Spacious Awareness

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I am spacious awareness. Just as a cloud or bubble emerges in the sky and passes through, my body sensations, thoughts, and feelings dissolve in the spacious awareness without leaving any trace. They come and go. I simply observe them … Read More

Clarify: Take off my Thinking Shades: Ten Nuggets

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An excerpt from Jon Kabat-Zinn’s book, Wherever You Go, There You Are: Our thoughts can act like shades, our dream glasses. When we have them, we see dream family, dream job, dream colleagues, dream partners, dream friends, etc. We can live in a dream present for a dream future. Without knowin

I Can Float in the Sky

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There is bubbling energy inside of me. There is a lightness that, in my imagination, can make me float in the sky. There is boundless joy, happiness, and healing energy that always finds ways to emerge. It brings a smile to my face. It empowers me with the drive to make things happen. The aththai, e

The Prayer From My Body

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I heard the following prayer today. It is as if my body is telling this to me using sensations, pains, aches, vibrations, and other symptoms – The Prayer From My Body. :)   Listen to me. I am your friend. I am the pain in your head, the knot in your stomach, the unspoken grief in your smi