Hokusai Says….

Hokusai says look carefully. He says pay attention, notice. He says keep looking, stay curious. He says there is no end to seeing. He says look forward to getting old. He says keep changing, you just get more who you really are. He says get stuck, accept it, repeat yourself as long as it is…

The Healing Power of Mindfulness

When you are in pain the main thing you want is for it to go away. You try everything to get rid of the pain and if that’s not possible, you use whatever techniques you can to try and forget or imagine the pain away. So, when instead you are asked to focus on the…

Gratitude Journal

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And, because all things have contributed to your advancement you should include all things in your gratitude.” Ralph Waldo Emerson I like this Writing Meditation because as I write it mindfully, I am doing so with…

Is there anything constant in your life?

In my Philosophy class last week, our facilitator asked us to consider the question “Is there anything constant in life or within each of us?” My first reaction was NO. A flat resounding NO. Nothing in my life remains constant – it is always changing. I am changing, the people around me are changing, my…

Mantra Meditation – Instrument of the Mind

Meditating using Mantras is one of the most popular methods of meditation. Now, I am not one for chanting, wearing beads and burning incense sticks. It just isn’t me! If you are that person – great – whatever rocks your boat! However, I still do like Mantra Meditation because it gives me something to focus…