Weekly Quote

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The mind is like the ocean, the waves are not separate from the sea. Embrace thoughts with awareness and learn how to master the waves.

Beginning Meditation

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Beginning meditation is like looking into a mirror.  Maybe we like what we see, maybe we don’t.  Either way, no use arguing with the reflection.

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Happy Birthday

 I miss you so much, I can’t stand it
Seems like my heart is breaking in two
The head says, no, but my soul demands it
Everything I do reminds me of you

I miss you so much in this house full of shadows
While the rain keeps pouring down my window too
When will the pain recede to the darkness
From whence it has come and I’m feeling so blue

Ain’t goin’ down, no more to the well
Sometimes it feels like I’m going to hell
Sometimes, I’m knocking on your front door
But I don’t have nothing to sell no more

Seems like the spirit is pushing me onwards
I’m able to see, where I tripped and went wrong
I’ll just have to guess where my soul will find comfort
And I miss you so much when I’m singing my song

Ain’t goin’ down, no more to the well
But sometimes it seems I’m going to hell
You’ll find me knocking on your front door
Well I don’t have nothing to sell no more

Seems like my spirit, is pushing me onwards
‘Til I’m able to see where, I tripped when I went wrong
I’ll just have to guess where my soul will get comfort
I miss you so much when I’m singing my song

I miss you so much, I can’t stand it
Seems like my heart is breaking in two
The head says, go, but my soul demands it
And everything I do reminds me of you
Everything I do reminds me of you
Everything I do reminds me of you

Van Morrison

Change

changeYou see I know change
I see change
I embody change
All we do is change
Yea, I know change
We’re born to change
We sometimes regard it as a metaphor
That reflects the way things ought to be
In fact, change takes time
It exceeds all expectations
It requires both now and then
See, although the players change,
The song remains the same
And the truth is,
You gotta have the balls to change

Weekly Quote

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Oh, the heart has no bones you say so it won’t break.

But the purpose of loving is the pounding it takes.

Weekly Quote

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Lewis and Clark were lost most of the time. If your idea of exploration is to always know where you are and to be inside your zone of competence, you don’t do wild new shit.

You have to be confused, upset, think you’re stupid.  If you’re not willing to do that, you can’t go outside the box – Nathan Myhrvold

 

Weekly Quote(s)

Buddha catDefinition of Mindfulness:

Paying attention in a particular way, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally – Jon Kabat-Zinn

True Mindfulness:

Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each – Henry David Thoreau

 

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“There’s a huge amount of suffering that is generated not by the actual challenges of life but by the fictitious problems that the mind generates.”
~Eckhart Tolle