Healing is, in part, the letting go of our clinging to the past, the future, or a reality that won’t come true. It isn’t the giving up of hope, but a setting aside of unrealistic expectations. The Buddha has identified the source of our suffering and heartache as our clinging mind, or what I like [...]
For some of us the waiting is a bit long and we might forget that we are just passing [...]
Sometimes we need to let loose a bit in our meditation in order to let in (or out) something beneficial. One of my favourite is this body of light meditation. It allows me to bring my power of imagination into my mindfulness of breathing practice; the end-result is usually unexpected.
Who knows when a [...]
During April and May 2012, I led a 8-week healing meditation group to introduce people to different meditation techniques. Each week we explore two meditations, which help us relate to different aspects of our illness and difficulties or refocus on the positive, uplifting aspects of our lives.
One lesson I have learned from the Buddhist teachings is this possibility of enhancing our natural sense of love and concern for self or others. Before coming into contact with such a teaching, I have unconsciously carried around with me the idea that there is not much I can do with the amount of [...]
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