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Empty Mind?

When teaching ‘Introduction to Meditation’ workshops, I often begin the session with a question: “What do you think of, when you hear the word meditation?” A common answer is “emptying the mind.” Let’s explore this idea. Can the mind really be … Continue reading

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What 5 min meditation taught me

On some mornings I just can’t seem to find time to meditate. And for me, if I don’t meditate early in the morning, I will likely not meditate at all. What does it mean that I cannot find time to … Continue reading

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Presence

Energy expresses itself in a multitude of ways. In fact, the same person may sense it differently at various times of the day, the month or the year. That expression may further change throughout the various stages of our life-cycle. … Continue reading

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The secret to happiness (part V)

This post concludes a mini-series of entries about the secret to happiness. Click here if you wish to read this mini-series of posts, starting at the very first entry. In a previous post we discussed the realization that one can … Continue reading

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The stressful yogi

When I recently mentioned to an acquaintance of mine that I was stressed out, she responded in surprise, “but I thought that with all your yoga and meditation practices you are never…” This is a common misconception worth clarifying: yogis … Continue reading

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Morning mantra

I welcome the new day, embracing new opportunities for self-growth. I acknowledge that not all moments may be pleasant, but pledge to keep an open mind and a curious spirit; that, rather than complain, I will inquire as to the … Continue reading

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Letting go of happiness

There was a curious challenge I faced while meditating earlier today: letting go of happiness. In some meditation sessions, my mind may go through the usual conundrum, occasionally landing me in a calmer state. At other times, not much goes … Continue reading

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