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Mental hamsters into mindfulness

For most of my life I’ve had a hamster on a wheel in my head. Can you relate? In my process of self-awareness over the years, I can see how our relationship has evolved, this hamster and me: First I befriended it. This was good. Then I gave it permission to take occasional naps. This […]

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Turn emotional lead into gold, like this:

The other day I caught myself reacting in my head in, well, not what I would in any form call a mindful, observing way. A thoughtless comment was made, I took it personally, and although neutral on the outside I was incredibly animated on the inside. Can you relate? I know, I know — thoughtless […]

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If self-aware you wish to be, ask yourself these questions three

You know how when you’re observing your thoughts, that they are of a certain feeling or emotion, and now you’ve accidentally moved into judging that feeling? Yeah. Me too. IĀ observeĀ that I’m tired after a full day, and my focus has now subtly shifted from “observing” to “tired.” Try, try again. It’s called a Practice for […]

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Benchmarks of leveling up in relationship

Watch the above video till the end. All the way through. Even if you think you know what is coming. Even if you’ve already seen it. (Oh, for crying out loud, it’s only four minutes and ten seconds to the end credits. Consider it easy meditation time, and just enjoy.) QUESTIONS TO PONDER, NOW THAT […]

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Why the physical body doesn’t actually hinder the spiritual one

You’ve heard before that we are spiritual beings having a physical experience. “I think/reflect, therefore I am.” Within this Cartesian split, I reflect that I am turned more toward what I think of as the higher, spiritual realms than what I have thought of as the denser, physical body. As if the whole purpose of […]

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