Tag Archives: present

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

Posted in Life, Meditation, Open Heart Energy, Teaching | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Image | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The secret to happiness (part IV)

This post further elaborates a point made at a previous entry, that “The only real tangible solution to both facing fear and gaining happiness, is to learn to be a 100% present in the moment.“ Click here if you wish … Continue reading

Posted in Life, Mind-Body, Philosophy, Spirit | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The secret to happiness

I have started this blog journal exactly a year ago to date, aiming at posting daily. Life got the better of me, but still, I managed to post on average every couple of days, which I guess, all things considered, … Continue reading

Posted in Life, Philosophy, Spirit | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

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

Posted in Life, Meditation, Philosophy, Spirit, Yoga and Tai Chi | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

I hate you, let’s be best friends forever

Listening to kids play, it is amazing how quickly they move from being friendly with one another, to a complete dislike, to being best friends again. “I hate you! I never want to see you again!” “Can we play now? … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Life, Relationships | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What have I learn from 2013

Of the many lessons awarded me during this past year, if I had to pick only one, that would be the continued teaching of letting go. I find it much easier to let go of possessions. I made some progress … Continue reading

Posted in Life, Philosophy, Spirit | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment