Tag Archives: Freedom

Starting the New Year Right

Everyone is familiar with the resolution madness that occurs with what I heard recently called the “Caucasian New Year”. November and December are the biggest months for retail, but I bet for gyms it’s January and February. I can barely … Continue reading

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If You Want Simplicity, Give Up All Hope

I’ve noticed that there’s this way in which humans always seem to want to simplify life. This is a fine goal, but when it’s driven by ego or conditioning (read: the part of us that just wants everything to be … Continue reading

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Freeing Yourself From Hidden Beliefs

When we start to investigate reality through mindfulness practice, we may discover that the problems we complain about are self imposed. Seem crazy? Well, see if any of this sounds familiar: Feeling as though you never have enough time, but … Continue reading

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Meditation Challenge Update: Seeing Impermanence

So today is the end of the first two weeks of the 2013 Meditation Challenge, and I am still finding the weekends challenging – I’m more likely to roll right out of bed into ski togs or to the farmer’s … Continue reading

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The Task of All Humans…Freeing Ourselves from the Delusion of Separateness

“A human being is part of a whole, called by us the ‘Universe’ —a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts, and feelings, as something separated from the rest—a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. … Continue reading

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The Fruits of Wholehearted Practice

I think this poem really captures the process and result of a wholehearted practice: Unconditional Willing to experience aloneness, I discover connection everywhere; Turning to face my fear, I meet the warrior who lives within; Opening to my loss, I … Continue reading

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It’s Not Personal

Facebook post from Takepart.com today: There is a huge amount of freedom that comes to you when you take nothing personally. -Don Miguel Ruiz What would it be like if you weren’t able to take anything personally? What if you … Continue reading

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